Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The "loneliest" Orthodox Church in the world

The "loneliest" Orthodox Church in the world is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, located in Antarctica and specifically on the island of King George in the South Pole. It was built in 1990 entirely of Siberian pine wood, whilst the building follows the Russian traditional architectural style. It can accommodate up to 30 people. 

Due to the fact that the weather in Antarctica is very unpleasant and difficult, including strong winds, snow and rain, the tree trunks used for the building of the church were secured with special chains, while a special lining inside protects the church from the rain. It is interesting to state that two couples were married at this church, a unique and strange place to get married if you ask me. 

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