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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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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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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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Church of St. Dmitry in Kozyari

Kozyari is a village with a population of about 200 people located in Podvolochisky district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a magnificent wooden church of St. Dmitry built in 1645.

The building stands on the cemetery, near a new stone church, in the northern part of the village. Kozyari on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

nice wooden church

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Lychkivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Husyatyn district of the Ternopil region, about 72 km southeast of Ternopil.

In the early 20th century, Polish landowner Timelman (or Kimelman) built a manor house resembling a small palace in this village. The building was constructed in the Romantic style with Baroque elements. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque mini-palace

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Kasperivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Zalishchyky district of the Ternopil region.

The main attraction of the village is an Orthodox church of St. George built in the middle of the 17th century. It is a rare example of religious-defensive architecture. Kasperivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

rare example of religious-defensive architecture

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