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Apr/14

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Moonrise over Yalta – Ai-Petri Peak in Crimea

It took some effort to shoot this beautiful picture of night Yalta from Ai-Petri Peak but the result is worth it. Photo by Denis Belitsky

Moonrise over Yalta, Crimea

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Lviv is the capital city of Lviv region, cultural, educational and scientific center. It is a major industrial center and transportation hub of Western Ukraine, the seventh most populous city in the country.

The historic center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city with the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine attracts a lot of tourists. Photos by horoshiyblog

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stroll through the streets of Lviv

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Jan/14

29

Walking through the streets of Odessa

Odessa is a city on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, the largest port in Ukraine, a major industrial, cultural, scientific, and resort center, the third most populous city in the country.

Odessa is presented mainly by architecture of the 19th-20th centuries. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and explore some of its numerous sights. Photos by Alexander Lipilin

The Opera and Ballet Theater

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explore Odessa streets

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Jan/14

14

Walking the streets of Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi is a city in southwestern Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, the administrative center of Chernivtsi region. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv, is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine.

For centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with a unique multi-style architecture, rich cultural heritage and tolerant atmosphere. It is one of the few cities in Ukraine, which is rightly considered the jewel of architecture. Photos by Alexey Kulikov

Pedestrian street Kobylyanskaya in the center of the city

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Let’s walk around Chernivtsi

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Odessa patios are mentioned in numerous songs, poems, anecdotes about the city and its life. This is a special page in local history, because these patios are the real origins of this city! Yes, don’t be surprised, the myth of Odessa began with Odessa patios philosophy.

These unique sometimes cozy, sometimes mystic places keep the most important secret of Odessa flavor. There are even special tours organized to visit Odessa patios. Let’s go through some of them. Photos by Denis Mukimov

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Odessa patios tour

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Nov/13

13

Miniature Fortresses Park in Lviv

Not so long ago, Lviv received a new attraction – a miniature park of castles and fortresses. In the park, you can find fortifications once located in the territory of the former Kievan Rus and Poland.

The architect of these unusual buildings is Lviv artist Igor Kachor. It is a kind of reconstruction in miniature (1:50 scale) of ancient castles, fortresses, and fortified churches which are either completely destroyed, in ruins, or need restoration. Photos by Andrew Zhdan

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monumental medieval architecture

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Botanical garden in Krivoy Rog is a state research institution of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The total area of the garden is 52.4 hectares. The cost of the ticket is 6 Hryvnas (less than 1 USD).

The collection includes hundreds of various types of plants. Since 2004, the collection of trees and shrubs is recognized as national treasure of Ukraine.

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beautiful diversity of fall colors

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Aug/13

23

Odessa – bird’s-eye view

Odessa is probably one of the most famous Ukrainian cities known also as the “Pearl of the South”. However, you are unlikely to have seen this Odessa before. Flying over the city, especially at a relatively low altitude, is prohibited.

It is clearly seen that the city is chaotically built up with skyscrapers – Soviet and modern. And on the coast, cottages and hotels are standing almost on the sand. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

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Holy Assumption Monastery

fly over Odessa

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Kharkiv metro is a system of underground lines in Kharkiv, the fourth largest metro in the former USSR states (after metro in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev), the second by the number of stations and the length of the lines in Ukraine.

Metro was opened August 23, 1975. The total length of the lines is 39.3 km. There are 29 stations on three lines.

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walk through Kharkiv metro

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Jul/13

12

A Look at Kharkov from the Rooftops

Kharkov is the largest city in the eastern part of Ukraine and the second most populous city in the country. In Soviet times, it was the largest center of tank-, tractor-, and turbine manufacturing and the third largest industrial, scientific, and transportation center after Moscow and Leningrad.

In 2012, Kharkov was one of the four cities of Ukraine that hosted the European Football Championship 2012. Let’s take a look at the city from not quite usual angle – from Kharkov rooftops. Photos by Richard Zorge

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climb to the roofs of Kharkov

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