Archive for September 2016
The Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the west of Ukraine mainly in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions, are beautiful at any time of the year! One foggy morning in September. Photos by: Maxim Weise.
Olesko Castle is an architectural monument of the 14th-17th centuries, located near the village of Olesko in the Bussky district of the Lviv region. John III Sobieski, one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was born here.
It is one of the oldest buildings in Galicia. The castle was built at the crossroads of ancient trade routes from Wallachia and Hungary to Volyn, and was the key to this land. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
Tags: Lviv oblast
Ancient Nizkinitsky Assumption Monastery (1643) is situated on a high hill on the outskirts of the town of Novovolynsk, in the former village of Nizkinichi, in the Volyn region.
The crypt under the Church of the Assumption (1653), the main temple of the monastery, houses the remains of its founder, the famous statesman, voivode of Kyiv and patron of the Orthodox Church Adam Kisiel. Nizkinitsky Assumption Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
Odessa, located on the Black Sea coast, is the third largest city in Ukraine with a population of about 1 million people.
It is the largest commercial sea port of the country and a popular place for spa treatment, beach holidays and cruise tourism.
Tags: Odessa city
The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (known as Akkerman fortress until 1944) is one of the best preserved in Ukraine monuments of history and defensive architecture of the 13th-15th centuries, the largest fortress in Eastern Europe.
The total area of the fortress is about 9 hectares. It stands on the rocky shore of the Dniester estuary and has the form of an irregular polygon. Photos by: Taras Kashchak.
Murafa is a village with a population of about 2,700 people located in Shargorod district of the Vinnytsia region.
The main attraction of the village is the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary founded by the monks Dominicans in 1624.
Pidhirtsi Castle, a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications, is located in the east of the Lviv region in the village of Pidhirtsi.
Roman Catholic Church of the Exaltation and St. Joseph in the Baroque style was built near the palace in 1752-1766. From the church to the castle there is a 300-meter linden alley. Pidhirtsi on Google Maps. Pictures from the video by vnebo.com.ua
August 27-28, 2016, Ukrainian Aviation Day was celebrated at the airfield “Korotych” located near Kharkiv.
Two days in a row the best pilots of Ukraine showed their skills. You could see more than 10 types of small aircraft (Yak-52, Yak-18T, HAZ-30, AN-2, Su-31, AN-28, Po-2), as well as a helicopter Alouette and the only Ukrainian pair of aerobatic helicopters MI-2.
Tags: Kharkov city