Archive for April 2016
This year, Ukrainian Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on May 1. The traditional attributes of this celebration are the so-called “pisanki” and “krashenki” – painted and colored Easter eggs.
April 23, the VI Ukrainian festival of Easter eggs began at Sophia Square in Kyiv. This exhibition with more than 300 works of Ukrainian artists will last until May 9. Let’s take a look at the most interesting eggs. Photos by: maxiwell83.
Tags: Kiev city
The Roman-Catholic church of St. Nicholas, built in the stylized Gothic forms with tall arrow spiers at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Kyiv.
Construction began in August 1899, after a group of Catholics appealed to the governor of Kyiv with the request for permission to build a church. By that time, the city already had one Roman-Catholic church (Alexander Cathedral), but, given that there were more than 40 thousand Catholics in Kyiv, one cathedral was not enough. Photos by: Alexei Novik.
Tags: Kiev city
The “Old Town” is declared the state historical and architectural reserve thanks to the unique combination of historical, architectural and town-planning heritage. Let’s fly over Kamianets-Podilskyi and see its most interesting sights.
Tags: Kamenets Podolskiy city
The castle was built on a hill above the Uzh River in the 13th century, on the site of an earlier wooden fortifications. In 1241, it was destroyed during the Mongol invasion, but, in the second half of the 13th century, it was restored.
Uzhhorod is a relatively small city with a population of about 100,000 people located in the west of Ukraine, the capital of Zakarpattia region. Due to the fact that Uzhhorod has a wide variety of green spaces, it is often called “the garden city”.
This is particularly evident, if you come to Uzhhorod in the middle of spring, when sakura and apple trees blossom in the streets. Most often, this period begins during the second half of April. Photos by: uzh_city.
Tags: Uzhgorod city
Church of St. Nicholas in Sokyrnytsya, a village in the Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, is one of the oldest wooden churches of Transcarpathia, a nice example of wooden Gothic.
The church was originally built in the village of Shashvar (present Trosnik in the Vynohradiv district) in 1709. In 1770, the rebuilt church was moved to Sokyrnytsya. Near the church you can see a tall bell tower of the same year of construction.
Vozdvizhenka is a residential area built in the early 2000s in the heart of historical Kyiv, at the intersection of Kozhumiatska, Dehtiarna, Honcharna, and Vozdvyzhenska streets.
This residential complex recreates part of old Kyiv. The houses are built in the architectural styles popular in the late 19th century: mainly Baroque and “Kyiv” Art Nouveau with Gothic variations.
Tags: Kiev city
This beautiful video was filmed on Pip Ivan Mountain (2,020 meters) – one of the highest peaks of Chornohora mountain range of the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the south-eastern end of the mountain range, on the border of the Ivano-Frankivsk region and Zakarpattia region regions.