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Serednje Vodyane is a large village with a population of about 6.5 thousand people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 162 km southeast of Uzhhorod, near the border with Romania.

In the village there are two old wooden churches dedicated to St. Nicholas – The Upper Church of St. Nicholas and The Lower Church St. Nicholas – beautiful monuments of Transcarpathian architecture. Serednje Vodyane on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Upper Church of St. Nicholas.

Wooden Churches St. Nicholas in Serednje Vodyane, Ukraine, photo 1

two picturesque churches

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Bilorichytsya is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Pryluky district of the Chernihiv region, 166 km southeast of Chernihiv.

The main attraction of the village is the following unusual and picturesque outbuilding for visitors (1868) – the only preserved building of the Rakhmanovs’ estate. Bilorichytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fairytale Guest House in Bilorichytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the house

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Berdychiv, a historic city with a population of about 76 thousand people, is located 41 km south of Zhytomyr. In total, there are more than 90 monuments of history, architecture and monumental art here.

One of the most interesting architectural monuments of Berdychiv is the monastery-fortress of the Barefoot Carmelites – the Sanctuary of the Mother of God of the Holy Scapular. Berdychiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Barefoot Carmelites Monastery in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Spring in Kharkiv – after a heavy snowfall

Kharkiv is the second most populated city in Ukraine (about 1.5 million people) located in the north-eastern part of the country.

In the first days of March, a sudden heavy snowfall hit Kharkiv. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and see how it looks in the first week of calendar spring. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Assumption Cathedral (1771-1777) – a tall and slender church constructed in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. The belfry with chimes is the tallest building in Kharkiv (89 meters).

Spring in Kharkiv, Ukraine - after a heavy snowfall, photo 1

Kharkiv in the early spring


Horodok, first mentioned in 1213, is a small town with a population of about 16 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 29 km west of Lviv. In the town there are several monuments of architecture.

One of the most interesting ones is the Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – the main Roman Catholic church in Horodok. This original building combines different architectural styles – Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau. Horodok on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Cross Church in Horodok, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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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




Bridges over the Dnieper River in Kyiv

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located in the north of the central part of the country, on the banks of the Dnieper River.

In total, there are eight bridges across the Dnieper River in Kyiv. In addition, the city has a number of small bridges built over the tributaries of the Dnieper. The first floating bridge was constructed in 1115. Photos by: Sergey Hrynkevych.

The new and old Darnytskyi bridges.

Bridges over the Dnieper River in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the Dnieper River


Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a town with a population of about 39,000 people located in the south-western part of the Volyn region. This town, first mentioned in chronicles in 988, is one of the oldest towns of Kievan Rus.

One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – the oldest architectural monument in Volhynia built in 1156-1160, restored in 1896-1900. The Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

fly around the old cathedral

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St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv from above

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an Orthodox church in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called built on the Andriyivskyy Hill in 1749-1754.

This church in the Baroque style, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper, over the historic part of the city – Podil. Andriyivskyy descent goes down from it connecting the upper city with the lower one. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv, Ukraine - the view from above, photo 1

fly over the church

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