Kostrina. Wooden Church
This image is part of an album probably published in about 1920 that contains 20 photographs of scenes in Carpathian Ruthenia, a mountainous region, most of which was part of the Austria-Hungary before World War I, but which became part of the new Czechoslovak state in 1919. Today the largest portion of it forms Zakarpattia Oblast in western Ukraine, with smaller parts in Slovakia and Poland. The wooden Pokrovska Church was built in Syanky in 1645 and moved to Kostrina in 1761. Its three-tiered towers sit pagoda-like above the wood-shingled roof, which has a wide overhang that shelters worshipers and protects the walls from the worst of the Carpathian winter.
Title in Original Language
Кострина. Деревянная церковь
Type of Item
1 photograph from an album : offset black and white printing
Last updated: February 12, 2013