Monday, October 19, 2009


Today's "Perfect Pskov Photo" is from's website, there are hundreds of P.P.P's for your viewing pleasure! I will post the link at the bottom for you to take a's a beautiful place. The best word I can come up with at this point (having seen only in print and my minds eye) is: Quaint.
Pictured is a Pskovian church with a funny name. It's a Church of Wet Elijah the Prophet. Why is he wet? Because the full name, given to the church in year 1677, when it was constructed, is "Church of Elijah the Prophet on the Wet Mellow". Later name was shortened and Elijah suddenly became wet.

Church #2, built in 1495, name is short in Russian- "Church of Bogoyavlenie on Zapskovie" but the English translation is quite a mouthful "Church of Holy Manifestation of the Divinity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus." Here is the link:

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