The pogost of Kizhi (i.e. the Kizhi
enclosure) is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in
Karelia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower,
also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual
constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary
architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in
harmony with the surrounding landscape.