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Gingerbread Terem that Sergey Kirillov built

Gingerbread Terem that Sergey Kirillov built

Gingerbread Terem that Sergey Kirillov built

Gingerbread Terem that Sergey Kirillov built.
Terem is the old Russian word for house. This beautiful Gingerbread house was created by a simple Russian peasant, local blacksmith Sergey Ivanovich Kirillov. The house was twice on fire, but remained untouched. The fabulous house is 20 km from the small town Nevyansk in an old Russian village of Kunar (Sverdlovsk region). Any passerby can enter the house – instead of a lock on the door and the gate – the button. You press – and, as if in a fairy tale, the door will be opened. And wondering tourists will see a lot. The house of the local blacksmith Kirillov was recognized as the best in the vast territory of Russia in 1999, and not in vain

The house in the village of Kunar (Sverdlovsk region), built by local blacksmith Sergey Ivanovich Kirillov

The house in the village of Kunar (Sverdlovsk region), built by local blacksmith Sergey Ivanovich Kirillov

Throughout his life, Sergei Kirillov worked on his Terem. Small house was inherited from his grandfather, soon after Sergei’s marriage. The condition of the house was far from being perfect, it needed new shutters, gates, etc. With the reconstruction which started in 1956, came inspirational ideas of decoration – with doves and kittens, riders on horseback, kids, bride and groom, domes and coats of arms of the Soviet Union, crosses and many bright colored flowers. The real artist lived in a self-taught blacksmith with three classes of elementary school.

Sergey Ivanovich Kirillov is not alive anymore. His widow, 80-year-old Lydia Kharitonovna lives in the house. To maintain a fabulous tower in the proper state is not easy for her, local volunteers help.

Inscriptions on the house read: “Fly doves, fly. For you, there is no obstruction anywhere”, “Let there always be sunshine”,” Let it always be my mother, let there always be peace”. The figures indicate the start of work – in 1954. And the above explanation that the work started in 1954 and finished – in 1967 – the eve of the 50th anniversary of the revolution. All the decorations are made of wood and metal.

Gingerbread Terem that Sergey Kirillov built

source sherlyta.livejournal.com