Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

This is the Russian north, the Arkhangelsk Region, where asphalted roads are not typical. According to blogger muph, it is always nice to be there.

The Oshevensky tract stretches from Kargopol to Oshevensk. Kargopol is a big city (compared to others in the north), while Oshevensk is actually a bunch of villages united under the same title – Oshevenskoye. This place is undoubtedly another treasure of genuine beauty of Russian nature and old Russian architecture at its best.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Local people are very hospitable, they treat guests to the amazing dishes of Kargopol.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The guests are eating to the full and listening to exciting stories about life in this place today and in previous times.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Don’t you feel hungry?

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The dinner for the guests: Russian vegetable soup on bone, baked rice porridge, millet porridge – both with thick milk, omelet, cottage cheese that actually looks like cheese, fish pie (they said the pike had been caught on a silver hook), home-made bread from the Russian stove, sour cream cakes (made from sugar, sour cream and wheat flour), nastoika (drink) from gooseberries and raisins (sugar and yeast free), drink made from honey and cranberry + redcurrant wine.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Wonderful pastries and tea.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

It is actually hard to move after eating all that, but we have to see the local architecture… This church was built in 1787.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

This metal door did not save the church from two thieves – twenty old icons were stolen.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The belfry stands separately.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Guest house for those who intend to visit the local museum.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The Monastery of Alexander of Oshevensk – it’s the only one preserved near Kargopol.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The monastery was founded in the 1460s.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Locals say that the monastery is inhabited by one hieromonk. In the picture above is the main structure of the monastery (1707) or its ruins…

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Locals believe that this stone with a footprint of Alexander Oshevensky himself may heal them from diseases. Once it broke the bucket of a bulldozer that was trying to remove it.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

River in Oshevensk.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Local chapel.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1715).

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Ceiling in the church.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Just a bright local house.

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Unfinished bridge over the Onega river…

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Luckily they have this one – an unbelievable structure!

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

The Church of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa (1805).

Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine

Next destination is Vershinina – a place in the local natural park, but that’s a different story…

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7 thoughts on “Russian North: Old Wooden Architecture And Mouthwatering Cuisine”

  1. Great collection of pictures. They look very peaceful and colorful eventho they are very old places. They remind me of Jesus who died for our sins. This is a very healing blog after all the attacks etc., in the news. Perhaps a few of them can be renovated again for use by locals.

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