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House with Chimeras, also known as Horodecki House, is an amazing brick building in the Art Nouveau style, an object of cultural heritage located in Kyiv.

The house got its name because of the unique sculptural decoration placed both on the facade of the house and inside it (land and underwater fauna, hunting attributes, fabulous creatures). Photos by: Igor Golovach.

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explore this architectural monument

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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

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fine examples of Kyiv street art

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The following watercolors were included in the fourth album of the artist Zbigniew Szczepanek “Zamki na Kresach”. It shows the 59 most famous fortresses in Kresach (the Polish name of the territory of present Western Ukraine).

About 40% of the objects show the author’s reconstruction, the remaining 60% – show the current state of the monuments. The images of some fortifications were reconstructed for the first time and thus can be considered a kind of unique.

Berezhany Castle in Berezhany, the Ternopil region.

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picturesque Ukrainian castles

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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.

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stroll through the exhibition

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In Odessa, on the territory of the plant “Pressmash”, the world’s first monument to Darth Vader was unveiled. The author of the monument is the local artist Alexander Milov.

The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet himself. He was accompanied by Chewbacca and imperial stormtroopers. Photos by: dumskaya.net

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Darth Vader in Odessa

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Mar/15

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Painted bus stops in Poltava region

Take a look at these scenic bus stops located in Novosanzharsky district of Poltava region. Very colorful and lovely, it is not so boring to wait for a bus at such stops. Also, you can make nice memorable pictures.

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bus stops in provincial Ukraine

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St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev is a Roman Catholic Church used, since 1980, as the House of Organ and Chamber Music (Bolshaya Vasylkivska Street, 77).

The construction of the church began in 1899. In 1909, the cathedral, built in stylized Gothic forms, was consecrated. It was closed and looted around 1933. Later, the building housed warehouses. In 1943, during the Second World War, the church was badly damaged.

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amazing facade and interior

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Apr/14

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Forged Figures Park in Donetsk

Forged Figures Park is a park in Donetsk with forged sculptures. The park was opened in August 2001. The international festival of blacksmith art held annually in Donetsk has the same name.

Traditionally, all forged figures made during the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. The park has about 220 compositions of metal art. It is located in the Voroshilov district of Donetsk, in the park near the city executive committee. Photos by neo7777vitaha

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let’s take a walk in the park

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Sep/13

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The Park of Forged Figures in Donetsk

The Park of Forged Figures is a park in Donetsk with sculptures forged from metal. It was opened in August 2001 and has the same name as the international festival of blacksmith art held annually in the city.

By tradition, the works made for the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. Nowadays, the park has more than 200 objects of metal art. You can walk on different thematic alleys: zodiac signs, architectural copies, alley of masters, alley of superstitions, alley of fairy tales, etc. Photos by Andrey Kirnov

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stroll around the park

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These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine).

After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83

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take a look at the funny birds

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