Wooden Transfiguration Church behind Trees in Snow

Wooden Transfiguration Church behind Trees in Snow
«Wooden Transfiguration Church behind Trees in Snow»

Suzdal winter scene with the Church of the Transfiguration located on the grounds of the open-air Wooden Architecture Museum. The three-level wooden church of Transfiguration was built in the village of Kozlyatyevo in the Kolchugino District in 1756. It was moved in the 1967-1968 to the recently established Suzdal’s Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

This picture was taken with my Dear client from UK/USA, Michelle Shultz, during long distance countryside tour to Vladimir and Suzdal at the end of March, 2005. Almost in six years later, on July 21, 2011, the top of the wooden church dating back to the 18th century caught fire after being struck by lightning. Restoration works of the church was held almost half an year by 36 craftsmen from Vladimir and it was finished in February 2012. The restoration cost quite big sum to the city of about 6 million roubles ($200.000).

Photo #009 taken on March 30, 2005

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