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The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in the west of Ukraine, mainly in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions.

As spring is just around the corner, let’s take a look at the Ukrainian Carpathians in April, when all the snow melted and the hillsides are covered with the first greenery. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

Sunny April day in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

sunny spring day in the mountains

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Feb/16

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Pokrovsky Convent in Kyiv from above

Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896.

The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pokrovsky Convent, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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Feb/16

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The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter

Gorgany is a system of mountain ranges extending up to 75 km in the outer band of the Ukrainian Carpathians, in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. The width from east to west is about 40 km.

The name comes from the name of rock slides called “gorgan”. The highest peak is Mount Syvulia (1836 m). This area is very popular among tourists, here you can find the most wild routes in the Carpathians.

The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter, Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

snowy winter in the mountains

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In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.

It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.

Yellow-green world of the Carpathians during haymaking, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing colors

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Jan/16

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St. Paraskeva Church in Oleksandrivka

Oleksandrivka is a village with a population of about 2,200 people located in Khust district of the Zakarpattia region.

This village is known for its beautiful wooden architectural monument – St. Paraskeva church (first mentioned in 1753). Oleksandrivka on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

St. Paraskeva Church, Oleksandrivka, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

wooden beauty

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Jan/16

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Christmas Fair 2016 in Lviv

Christmas Fair 2016 in Lviv (December 10, 2015 – January 15, 2016) is a traditional Christmas fair, which begins mass winter celebrations. This is the most important Christmas event 2016 not only in Lviv, but in all of Western Ukraine.

Local residents, visitors from all over Ukraine and other countries enjoy a variety of holiday concerts and festivals, themed folk fun and competitions. You can also buy Christmas sweets and souvenirs here.

Christmas Fair 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the fair in Lviv

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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the southwest of the Chernihiv region.

The main attraction of Kozelets is a five-domed Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1752-1763, architect A.V. Kvasov) with a bell tower (1776-1770) – a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque. Kozelets on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin in Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

remarkable architectural monument

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In winter, the Ukrainian Carpathians, part of the Carpathian mountain range in the west of the country, are like a remarkably beautiful place from a fairy tale.

Let’s go on a trip to the area near Mount Chorna Klyva (1,719 meters), located on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Photo by: Alexander Kotenko.

Winter fairytale of the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

explore the snowy country

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Dec/15

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Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka

Uvarova Palace (1899-1900), located in the center of Turchynivka village in the Zhytomyr region, is a fine example of the Renaissance-Art Nouveau style. The brick building of the palace is surrounded by a park.

It was part of the dowry of Fyodor Tereshchenko’s daughter Natalia, who married Sergei Uvarov, the leader of the nobles of the Berdichev district. Fyodor Tereshchenko was a prominent industrialist and philanthropist. Uvarova Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Nov/15

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Summer Evening on the Dniester River

With the approach of winter, the weather is getting colder, and a desire to return in warm summer becomes sharper.

Let’s get back to the past summer and enjoy the pastoral landscape of the Dniester River near the village of Ivane-Zolote in the Ternopil region. Ivane-Zolote on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

Summer evening on the Dniester River, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

one warm summer evening

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