Carved window frames are usually associated with traditional wooden houses. Yet, it is not always the rule.
And this brick house in the town of Shatsk of Ryazan Oblast offers a visual proof!
Early XXI century is marked by stone houses being built everywhere in Russia. Their wooden neighbors going to ruin may reveal many interesting things.
Who would ever expect that a ruberoid hides a shingle roof of this small house in Naro-Fominsk!
Shutters are most often in the picture when they are open: usually I take day photos, and those always shut are, as a rule, old, broken and of no interest.
But in Engels (Saratov Oblast) it was my luck when I had happened upon the ones shut in the daytime, and rather nice-looking in addition!
Today I treat you with something very special from my stock: beautiful house of lavender color found in Vladimir!
Certain favorite of its masters, this is for sure
Today, enjoy two more decorated windows from Kimry (Tver Oblast). The grids are not typical for local houses. In fact, I have seen them only once, and at this very building.
A wooden house built before the Revolution of 1917, with windows and shutters decorated in the traditional style of Novosibirsk, hosts unusual Museum of the USSR.
The Soviet Union flag hangs on the wall, and a broken frame from this very house is under it.
I was watching and thinking: oh yes, it is the Museum of the USSR …:)))
Few people ever think where the term “porch” comes from and what is the purpose of this element. Meanwhile, it is very curious.
Ivan Zabelin, famous Russian historian, wrote: “Porch added more irregularity to the façades of old –style royal residences. It stood in front of the palace, and its Russian name (kryltso) derived from krylo (wing) indicated it was a wing-like frontal part of the building…
In old-time way of life, a porch was much more than just an entrance. It was a special place for welcome ceremonies, where the etiquette of those early days was demonstrated… This is the reason why porch-making has evolved into an independent branch of building