Saturday, 18 April 2015
P is for Potelych
A picture of a different side of Ukraine, different from the terrible pictures we have been treated to in the news. It shows a wooden church dating from 1502, the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit.
There are 16 of these wooden tserkvas (churches) in the area known as the Carpathian Region which stretches over Poland and Ukraine. They all have the very distinctive building style, made entirely of wood.
Seven of the churches are in Ukraine but the person who sent me the card says she has never actually seen any of them. They tend to be in remote places and not too easy to visit.