Architecture Du Jour: The Wooden Churches of Eastern and Central Europe

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

The wood churches of Eastern and Central Europe are found across a vast region encompassing northern Russia and Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, and the Balkans…Three distinctive forms of wood church, found in the Ukraine and adjacent areas of Poland and Slovakia, were built by three different ethnic groups — the Boyko, Lemko, and Hutsul people — who stem originally from the Carpathian highlands.

The Boyko churches consist of three log rooms built along an east-west axis, each topped by a dome. The churches of the Lemko people followed the same three-part structure on an east-west axis. The churches of the Hutsul are also built on an east-west axis, but are formed by five rooms, with a dominant central square nave and two-storyed rectangular rooms connected to it on all four sides.

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Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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