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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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More than 30 years passed since the day of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and the “temporary evacuation” of the residents of the town of Pripyat located in the immediate vicinity of the station, about 150 km north of Kyiv.

Over the years, the streets of Pripyat turned into a real forest. It will be another 10 to 15 years and the buildings will collapse massively. Therefore, if you want to visit this unique place, then you should go in the near future because everything will only get worse. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Pripyat, Ukraine - 32 years after evacuation, photo 1

explore the abandoned town of Pripyat

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Feldman Ecopark is a regional landscape park with an area of 140.5 hectares located 15 km north of the center of Kharkiv. It is a favorite place for recreation of residents and visitors of the city.

Due to the fact that this is a charity project the entrance to the park is free, there are also regular free buses running between the park and the metro stations Derzhprom and Peremoga in Kharkiv. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Ball of Chrysanthemums, Feldman Ecopark, Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn flowers

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In Zaporozhye there is a museum about which even many locals do not know. Opened in 2012, it is located practically in the center of the city.

Let’s go on an excursion to the Museum of Engineering of Boguslaev also known as the Museum of Aviation and High Technologies “Motor Sich”. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Museum of Engineering in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the museum

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Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Parade of Trams in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

look at the Kyiv trams

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Colorful summer in the center of Kharkiv

Kharkiv, known as an industrial city, has a lot of places to relax. In the warm season, one of the favorite places of locals and guests of the city is the public garden “Strelka” located at the confluence of two rivers – Kharkiv and Lopan.

According to the legend, the city was originally founded here. In this public garden there is a new pedestrian bridge over the Kharkiv River, which has become a traditional place for wedding photo shoots, and a boat station. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Summer in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll around Strelka

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Jun/17

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Floating Flower Beds in Kharkiv

The public garden “Strelka”, located at the confluence of the Kharkiv and Lopan rivers in Kharkiv, got a new sight – original floating flower beds resembling the patterns of children’s mosaic.

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Last week, in Kyiv, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the main square of the city), a light and music fountain was opened, which had been damaged during the revolution in 2014.

The fountain works every day except Monday, and a light and music show can be seen from 21:00 to 23:00. The height of the highest jet of the main fountain is 35 meters, the small fountains – 15 meters.

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May 1, in Kharkiv, after the winter break, the Small Southern Railway was opened – a narrow-gauge children’s railroad with a length of 3.6 km located between Gorky Park and Lesopark. Here, children can get basic training in railway activities.

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Apr/17

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Festival of Easter Eggs 2017 in Kyiv

One week before Orthodox Easter, in Kyiv, the 7th All-Ukrainian Festival of Easter Eggs (Pysanky) began. The event is held in three locations in the city center – St. Sophia and St. Michael squares, as well as Volodymyr Passage.

You can not only admire the works of eminent artists or children’s works, but also create your own Easter eggs during numerous master classes. Photos by: Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

Festival of Easter Eggs 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

very colorful event

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