Mandrogy, a village on the Svir River, was totally destroyed during WWII. However, in 1996, Sergei Gutzeit of Russia, decided to reconstruct the village as an open air museum depicting the traditions of old and inviting artisans and others to practice and demonstrate their skills and sell their wares during the warm months.

These items are made of Birch Wood bark

The flower gardens are incredible with vibrant color

This artisan makes dolls and other items that become musical instruments.

A Banya – a sauna sort of bath. After the hot bath, people jump jump into the river.

These are the tallest coneflowers I have ever seen.