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Feb/19

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The Golden Gate of Kyiv

“The Golden Gate” (1018-1024), the main gate of old Kyiv, is a monument of defense architecture and one of the oldest buildings of Eastern Europe, one of the symbols of the capital of Ukraine. The gate was named by analogy with the Golden Gate in Constantinople.

This building remained the gateway to Kyiv until the 18th century, although over time it fell into disrepair. In 1832, the first measures were taken to preserve the Golden Gate. In 1982, to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv, the Golden Gate was completely reconstructed. In 2007, the latest reconstruction was completed. The Golden Gate of Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Golden Gate of Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the gate to medieval Kyiv

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Peizazhna Alley is a recreation area in Kyiv created on the site of the old defense walls of the Upper Town. In 2009, Children Landscape Park was opened here – one of the most impressive and unusual places in the city. It is a great place for both kids and adults where you can take a lot of nice pictures.

The alley starts from the observation deck near the National Museum of History of Ukraine. It was laid in the early 1980s to allow tourists enjoy the views of Podil and the Dnieper from the height of the historic Upper Town. Peizazhna Alley in Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Alex Cheban.

Children Landscape Park, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

bizarre park in the center of Kyiv

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Feb/19

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Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka

Lazarivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Monastyryska district of the Ternopil region, about 100 km southwest of Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas (1812) – a small wooden church resembling a ship. Lazarivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Muzhyliv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the the Pidhaitsi district of the Ternopil region, about 63 km southwest of Ternopil.

One of the attractions of the village is an old wooden church, the Church of St. Basil the Great, built according to different source in 1590, 1703 or 1776. It was restored in 1992. Muzhyliv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Muzhyliv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

church in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

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Jan/19

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Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv

Pluhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 78 km east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Paraskeva, a picturesque old wooden church built in 1715. This architectural monument belongs to the characteristic works of the Galician school of folk architecture. Pluhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Khotyn is a town with a population of about 9,200 people located in the Chernivtsi region, about 62 km north-east of Chernivtsi. This town is famous for its picturesque medieval fortress standing on the bank of the Dniester River.

The fortress has the status of a state historical and architectural reserve and is considered one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. A number of adventure movies were shot here, mostly in Soviet times. Khotyn Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent fortress

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Today, Kokhavyno is not a separate territorial unit. This place is located almost in the center of Hnizdychiv – an urban village in the Zhydachiv district of the Lviv region, about 70 km south of Lviv. It is a famous pilgrimage place.

The main attraction of this place is the Monastery of St. Gerard founded by the monks of the Carmelite Order in 1755. The monastery was founded near the wooden church built for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kokhavyno in 1748. Monastery of St. Gerard on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Monastery of St. Gerard in Hnizdychiv (Kokhavyno), Ukraine, photo 1

amazing monastery

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Jan/19

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Church of St. Nicholas in Nadrichne

Nadrichne is a village with a population of about 700 people located in the west of the Ternopil region, about 65 km from Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1777). Nadrichne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church, Nadrichne, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Jan/19

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Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region, is located in the very west of Ukraine. This city at the foot of the Carpathians is the smallest regional center of the country, but has a rich and long history.

Winter in Uzhhorod is usually mild with an average temperature of about zero degrees Celsius. This winter, the first heavy snow fell in Uzhhorod only in January and the streets of the city decorated by the New Year and Christmas illumination became very picturesque. Photos by: uzh_city.

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

snowfall in Uzhhorod

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Krasnopil is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Chudniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 80 km south-west of Zhytomyr.

In 1902, a magnificent Catholic church was built here – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel. In Soviet times, the church was closed and the building was used as a mill, a smithy, a tractor base, and then it was finally abandoned.

St. Michael Church, Krasnopil, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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