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Jun/17

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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.

stroll around Strelka

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Jun/17

22

Center of Kyiv – the view from above

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the north of the central part of the country. Due to its importance as the historical center of the Old Russian state, the city is often called “the mother of Russian cities”.

One of the characteristic features of Kyiv, the seventh largest city in Europe, is an abundance of greenery. Let’s see how the central part of the city looks from above. Photos by: Serhiy Hrynkevych.

Vydubitsky monastery in the lower part of the botanical garden named after Grishko.

fly over the center of Kyiv

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Jun/17

11

​Kyiv Sea – the view from above

The Kyiv Reservoir (also known as the Kyiv Sea) is a large reservoir on the Dnieper River located north of Kyiv, near the town of Vyshhorod.

The area of the reservoir is 922 square km., the water volume – 3.73 cubic km., the largest width – 12 km, the greatest depth – 15 m near the dam, the average depth – about 4 m.

On the left you can see Vyshhorod, in the center – the dam of Kiev Hydroelectric Station.

fly over the Kyiv Sea

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

fly over the church

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The bell tower of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv is an architectural monument built in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. It is one of the symbols of Kyiv and Ukraine.

This building was constructed on the means of Hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1699-1706. The component part of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, the bell tower with a height of 76 meters is the vertical dominant of the Old Kyiv. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

climb the bell tower

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May/17

18

Walking around Kyiv in early May

The beginning of May in Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine located on the Dnieper River, is a great time for walking, the city is simply buried in greenery, flowering trees and flowers. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

stroll along the spring streets of Kyiv

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Mytky is a small village located in the Barskiy district of the Vinnytsia region. The main attraction of the village is the former estate of Nikolai Chikhachev – a picturesque palace built of yellow bricks.

Nikolai Chikhachev (1830-1917), an admiral of the Russian Imperial Navy, acquired this estate in the 1860s. Later, he built a palace for the construction of which materials were imported from England. Around the palace he planted a park (10 hectares) for his daughter Sophia.

beautiful palace-school

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Dilove is a village with a population of about 2,500 people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 190 km from Uzhhorod and 140 km from Ivano-Frankivsk, 50 km from the border with Romania.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1750) – a unique monument of folk wooden architecture and a true national cultural treasure. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

interesting wooden church

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Mar/17

26

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kremenets

Kremenets is a town with a population of about 20 thousand people located in the Ternopil region. Here you can find more than 50 historical and cultural monuments: ruins of the castle, ensembles of the monastery and collegium, Epiphany and Nikolaev cathedrals, residential buildings.

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Baroque style was originally built as a church of the Franciscan monastery in 1631. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

one of the oldest churches in Kremenets

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Bilokrynytsya is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Kremenets district of the Ternopil region, 1 km from the town of Krements.

The main and only attraction of the village is a beautiful castle-palace built in the style of English neo-Gothic by the landlord A. Chosnovsky in the middle of the 19th century.

fly over the palace

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