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Sharovka, a former manor house built in neo-Gothic style, is located in an urban village of Sharovka in Bogodukhov district of the Kharkiv region.

This manor, founded in the beginning of the 19th century, is a monument of architecture of national importance. Unfortunately there are no funds for maintenance of the complex today, and it gradually falls into decay.

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The roofs of Lviv

During your visit to Lviv, you should definitely go to the observation deck, located on top of the Lviv City Hall, to see the city from above.

The building is located in the heart of the old town, on the Market Square. Today, it houses the Lviv city council and the Lviv city administration, and above them you can find a 65-meter clock tower with a viewing platform. Photos by: mir-mak.

The roofs of Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

Lviv from above

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Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, located in Kyiv at Nikolsko-Slobodskaya Street, 5 (the nearest subway station – “Levoberezhnaya”).

Construction of the cathedral, designed by the architect N. Levchuk, lasted 12 years. It was opened on March 27, 2011. The height of the cathedral is 60 meters; it can accommodate up to 1,500 people. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the cathedral

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Chernivtsi is a city located on the banks of the Prut River in the south-west of Ukraine, 40 km from the Romanian and 64 km from the Moldovan border. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and along with Lviv is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine.

The lives of a lot of Ukrainian, Austrian, Romanian, Armenian, and Jewish cultural figures are connected with Chernivtsi. The main attraction of the city is its unique diverse architecture and rich cultural heritage. Photos by: Alla Sklyarova.

Chernivtsi city streets, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the sights of Chernivtsi

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Feb/16

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Pokrovsky Convent in Kyiv from above

Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896.

The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pokrovsky Convent, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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The village of Isaevo, located in the Nikolaevsky district of the Odessa region, has several interesting architectural monuments. One of them is a quite well-preserved mansion, once belonged to the landlords Kuris from Odessa.

The mansion stands on the banks of the Tiligul River. Near this place the river is dammed and forms a picturesque pond – a popular vacation spot among local residents.

Kuris mansion, Isaevo, Odessa region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the place

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Stalinist architecture (also known as Stalinist Empire style or Socialist Classicism) is architecture of the USSR from the mid 1930s to mid-1950s.

This style implies a number of architectural styles, united by common features that distinguish Stalinist architecture from other Soviet and foreign architectural styles.

The monuments of Stalinist architecture in Zhitomir, Ukraine, photo 1

Stalinist architecture in Zhitomir

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St. Paraskeva Church in Oleksandrivka

Oleksandrivka is a village with a population of about 2,200 people located in Khust district of the Zakarpattia region.

This village is known for its beautiful wooden architectural monument – St. Paraskeva church (first mentioned in 1753). Oleksandrivka on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

St. Paraskeva Church, Oleksandrivka, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

wooden beauty

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Losyach is a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region. The Roman-Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, built in the early 20th century, is the main attractions of the village.

This neo-Gothic church amazes with its harmony. Its slim spire rising high in the sky, the rough texture of the walls, and small buttresses on the sides give the church a medieval appearance. Losyach village on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Losyach, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the southwest of the Chernihiv region.

The main attraction of Kozelets is a five-domed Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1752-1763, architect A.V. Kvasov) with a bell tower (1776-1770) – a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque. Kozelets on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin in Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

remarkable architectural monument

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