Kizhi Island, at the northern end of Onega Lake, is a living history museum where the wooden structures of early Russia have been preserved. A highlight is the Transfiguration Cathedral which has 22 unique cupolas.
The inside of a chapel near the Cathedral is rather plain compared with some of the other churches and cathedrals seen in Russia. Still it has many beautiful and unique religious icons.
Another feature on the island is an old Russian farm structure integrating the living quarters and the barn as do many European farms.
The Chapel of the Archangel Mihail is small but very unique. It has a bell toward which, with the help of a bell ringer, provides a regular concert for tourists.
This wooden windmill is typical of those found in the farmlands throughout Russia.
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