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Jul/16

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The Oldest Wooden Church in Ukraine

Church of St. Nicholas (1470) in the village of Kolodne in Tyachiv district of the Zakarpattia region is the oldest monument of wooden church building in Ukraine.

The church stands on a small hill in the village center, near the intersection of the main street and a mountain stream.

The oldest wooden church in Ukraine, photo 1

the oldest wooden church in Ukraine

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Vinnitsa is a city with a population of about 370 thousand people, the administrative center of the Vinnitsa region.

Let’s take a walk through the city and look at the main attractions of Vinnitsa including the square with an old water tower and Ukraine’s largest musical fountain. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Vinnitsa city, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll through Vinnitsa

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The main attraction of Vyshka village, located in Velykyi Bereznyi district of the Zakarpattia region, is an old wooden church of the Archangel Michael.

This church, an architectural monument of national importance, was built approximately in 1700. At the end of the 20th century, the roof of the church was covered with iron plates, which greatly changed its original appearance. Vyshka village on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Archangel Michael, Vyshka, Ukraine, photo 1

the church that looks like an ironclad

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Kolomyia is a relatively small city with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 62 km southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk.

This is one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine with the restored historic center and a large number of architectural monuments. Let’s take a walk through the streets of Kolomyia and look at some of them. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Kolomyya city, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Kolomyia

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Krainykovo is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, 126 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Gothic Church of the Archangel Michael built in 1668. This is one of the oldest churches in the area and one of the most original places of worship in the region.

Archangel Michael Church, Krainykovo, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

monumental Gothic church

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Jul/16

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Kyiv as an open-air art gallery

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is gradually transformed into an open-air art gallery. More than 100 murals, created by international stars of street art, appeared on the buildings of the city, and this number will double in the near future.

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall or other large permanent surface, the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture. Photos by: Novoye Vremya.

Academician Vernadsky Boulevard, 87

Kyiv murals street art, Ukraine, photo 1

fine examples of Kyiv street art

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Jul/16

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Probably the best film about Pripyat

“Pripyat. Another Life” is an excellent film about what happens with the city of Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster, today.

Despite the human tragedy, nature continues normal course of events reviving a new life.

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Burdyakivtsi is a small village with a population of about 1 thousand people located in the Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a small Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary built at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.

The church was closed in Soviet times. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was restored and returned to believers. Burdyakivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church in Burdyakivtsi, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

small and harmonious church

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The Historical and Cultural Complex “Zaporizhia Sich”, located in the north-east of the island of Khortytsia in Zaporizhia, is a reconstruction of the Cossack fortress of the 16th-18th centuries, recreating the image of the Cossack capital and the atmosphere of the time.

This picturesque town-museum, officially opened in 2009, harmoniously blended into the surrounding natural landscape and became one of the most interesting attractions of the city. Zaporizhia Sich on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Zaporizhian Cossacks Museum, Khortytsia, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the Cossacks Museum

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Jun/16

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St. Michael Church in Svalyava

Svalyava is a small town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in the center of the Zakarpattia region, in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains.

One of the main attractions of the town is St. Michael Church (1759), situated on the southern outskirts. This is one of the most perfect churches of Transcarpathia and a beautiful example of Lemko folk architecture.

St. Michael Church, Svalyava, Zakarpattia, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful monument of wooden architecture

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