Carved windows frames of Russia, part 52. Naro-Fominsk Moscow region.

Оконные наличники Наро-Фоминска Московской области

Tambov’s windows frames stuck to hang in novelties. Well then it’s time to show you a mosaic of windows frames in some new city!
And today – just for you, of course city in Moscow region – Naro-Fominsk !

When you read about how in the autumn of 1941 Naro-Fominsk was first bombed and then passed from power between Soviet and Nazi troops, any hope that anything of these significant wooden buildings would survive melts instantly. Usual, traditional hut of Podmoskovie of course survived till now, but the chance that they are pre-war – almost equal to zero. However, wooden architecture and the desire of our people to the beauty is ineradicable, that’s why carved windows frames we can find here have.
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Carved windows frames of Russia. Part 53, Transbaikalia

Оконные наличники Забайкальского Нерчинска!
A long time ago I should have started something for which this museum was planned – to make another mosaic window of one of the towns.

And today, on the line one of the farthest city in Russia, which I was lucky to visit. Nercinsk .
Small town, from which the Chinese and Mongolia borders about as much as our nearest large city – Chita.
It is a unique city …
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Ornate wooden window frames of Russia (Nalichniki). Part 51. Tambov.

Оконные наличники Тамбова Mixed feeling preyed over me when I was travelling from Voronezh to Tambov.

On the one hand, Tambov has always been known as a land of grain growers, “breadbasket of Russia”. And I never heard of any local trades like woodcarving etc. In addition, the town was mercilessly bombed during WWII. So, fire certainly caught whatever wooden had been there.
On the other hand, Voronezh, too, is not much famous with its carvers and carpenters. But I was lucky to find interesting window frames there, though it took a lot of my time.

In this sense, Tambov window frames turned out to be a far cry from my expectations.

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