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Not far from Kyiv, in the middle of the lake, on a small island in the thickets of trees, you can find a small wooden house. This artificial island was created in the 1970s, and was called “Love Island.”

The house was built later, around 1985, and was called “The House of Hunting and Fishing.” It was used as a place to exhibit hunting trophies. Today, the house is abandoned and the island is popular with local fishermen. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

Fairy-tale house in the middle of the lake near Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

dreamlike place


If you wake up early, while traveling on the Vorskla River around Okhtyrka in Sumy region, you can see this surprisingly colorful scenery. Photo by: Sergey Stepanenko.

Colorful morning in Ukraine, photo 1

quiet summer morning

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Children’s Railway in Kyiv

Syretsky park was laid out as a park with a children’s railway. Small South Western Railway (Kyiv Children’s Railway) is a narrow-gauge railway, and an institution of non-formal education in Kyiv, where children are trained in the rail industry.

The length of the railroad is 2.8 km. The trains (Tu-7 and an old German Gr-336) run between two stations: “Vyshen’ka” (“Cherry Tree”) and “Yablun’ka” (“Apple Tree”). You can find this park on Shamryl Street, 4. The nearest metro stations: “Dorohozhychi”, “Beresteiska”, “Shulyavska”.

Children's Railway in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

great place for kids




Sakura blossom in Uzhgorod

If you visit Uzhgorod, the capital of Zakarpattia region, during the period from mid-April to early May, you will find the streets decorated with flowering sakura trees.

In these days, Dovzhenko and Rakoczy streets, and also ​​Pushkin Square, which are sometimes called Sakura Alley, turn into a fantastic Garden of Eden.

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blooming Uzhgorod




One evening in Lviv after the rain

Lviv, an incredibly beautiful and atmospheric city, is pleasant to walk. It has the largest number of architectural monuments in Ukraine.

The special charm is to walk along the old streets in the evening, when the lights are lit. It looks as if you are in a fairy tale, or in the past. The streets are especially beautiful after the rain, when wet cobblestone looks awesome. Photos by: Nickolay Khoroshkov.

Just before the thunderstorm. In the distance you can see the lightning.

One evening in Lviv after the rain, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll around old Lviv


The first line of Dnepropetrovsk subway with 6 stations (7.1 km) was opened December 29, 1995. It was the first subway in the former Soviet Union opened after its collapse. Since then, the number of stations hasn’t changed.

Dnepropetrovsk subway is not a popular form of transport. The situation could be better if it reached at least the center of the city.

The catacombs of the unfinished subway, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go underground

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Chornohora is the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Chornohora on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Flowering Carpathians, Chornohora, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful blooming landscapes

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May 16, an exhibition of flowers “European Ukraine” was opened on the Singing Field in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv. The exhibition is dedicated to the first countries of the European Union on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the EU.

Landscape designers tried to convey features and colors of each of the first ten participating countries. The exhibition is open daily from 9:00 to 21:00, until June 14. Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Flower-show European Ukraine in Kyiv, photo 1

visit the exhibition




Fairy-tale forest in Baydar Valley in Crimea

Baydar Valley is an intermountain hollow (16 km long and 8 km wide) located in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula.

The valley is located at an altitude of 300-400 meters, surrounded by 600-800 meters mountains. Sometimes, when the fog descends on the valley, it becomes a truly fantastic place. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest, Baydar Valley, Crimea, photo 1

walk through the mystical forest


Dnepropetrovsk is a beautiful green city located in the south-eastern part of Ukraine, standing on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk region, the fourth city in terms of population (978,000) after Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa.

This city is one of the largest industrial, economic and transportation centers, metallurgy center and space capital of Ukraine.

The tallest building in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

the city from the top


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