Medieval temple of the 17th century on the island of Kizii

The church of Metamorphosis is a Russian marvel, which became a symbolic emblem for all wooden architecture. It also stands as a case study of the evolution of Russian architectural and building traditions. It is a classic example of how wood was not only used as a building material, but as an expression of art. Portrayed in the sincere beauty of timber, the church dances with colour and light beams. It was built in 1714. It is difficult to distinguish at first sight that the design is remarkably simple.

“There never existed and there will never exist another like it!” according to myth, it was with these words, the master craftsman Nestor, threw his axe into the lake upon completing the church.