Gorgeous abandoned wooden cottage in the Yaroslavl region of Russia. There are many whole villages full of these abandoned structures all over Russia. They were once family homes, but as the young people in the families moved to large urban areas, the villages were eventually left abandoned.
Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf
"Saule, the Slavic Goddess of light and family went across the heavens in a sleigh pulled by female reindeer and threw pebbles of amber into the chimneys of the people. (Amber being the representative of the tears of the sun.)"