Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wooden Churches in Russia

These photographs were taken by Richard Davies for several years, since 2002. Although the churches that remain are in varying states of decay and despite their neglect and the wrecking of their interiors, these extraordinary structures have a spiritual presence.

Richard Davies, Podporozhye, Arkhangel region, Church of St Vladimir (1757), 2005

Izma, Arkhangel region, Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (1679), 2004 via

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4 comments:

Dom said...

Merci pour la perspective de cette découverte !
je me sens très slave dans l'âme et j'adore l'ambiance de ces églises de bois .... souvenance ?

Ania Wawrzkowicz said...

Really nice! Remind me of my Beauty of Ordinary series where I photographed old farm houses in Poland.
www.aniawawrzkowicz.com in art portfolio please have a look if you find time.

Your blog is always an inspiration.
Best
Ania

Moon River said...

Ania
love your works!

writing service said...

it's from Kiji island, isn't it??? I'm sure I'm right!! great, I even were there in Russia!