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Odessa patios are mentioned in numerous songs, poems, anecdotes about the city and its life. This is a special page in local history, because these patios are the real origins of this city! Yes, don’t be surprised, the myth of Odessa began with Odessa patios philosophy.
These unique sometimes cozy, sometimes mystic places keep the most important secret of Odessa flavor. There are even special tours organized to visit Odessa patios. Let’s go through some of them. Photos by Denis Mukimov
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Kyiv is a rather big city with a lot of interesting places. But there is one place where you can see the main attractions of the city together. It is Kyiv Park of Miniatures located near the metro station “Hydro Park.”
The park has about 50 architectural objects of Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. In the future, there will be more than 120 models of buildings. The park covers an area of 1.8 hectares and is located on the territory of Hydro Park near the restaurant complex “Mlyn” at Brovarsky Avenue, 9V. Photos by muph
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Ukrainian Carpathians is a part of the Carpathian mountain range, located in the west of Ukraine. This region is one of the tourist centers of the country and is beautiful in all seasons.
But the area becomes especially picturesque during the snowy winter when all the landscapes are like illustrations of winter fairy tales. These beautiful photos were taken in the area of small ridge Kukul which forms the border between Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Photos by Alexander Kotenko
This incredibly beautiful place is the quartz quarry located near the village of New Vodolaga in Kharkiv region.
Autumn this year is especially beautiful in Ukraine. Multicolored trees, yellow fallen leaves on green grass, the last warm days – a fairy tale.
One of the most picturesque places can be found in Uman. It is a well-known “Sofievka” park – the largest park of the country (179.2 ha) annually visited by about 500,000 people. The park is a monument of landscape art. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich
Not so long ago, Lviv received a new attraction – a miniature park of castles and fortresses. In the park, you can find fortifications once located in the territory of the former Kievan Rus and Poland.
The architect of these unusual buildings is Lviv artist Igor Kachor. It is a kind of reconstruction in miniature (1:50 scale) of ancient castles, fortresses, and fortified churches which are either completely destroyed, in ruins, or need restoration. Photos by Andrew Zhdan
Botanical garden in Krivoy Rog is a state research institution of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The total area of the garden is 52.4 hectares. The cost of the ticket is 6 Hryvnas (less than 1 USD).
The collection includes hundreds of various types of plants. Since 2004, the collection of trees and shrubs is recognized as national treasure of Ukraine.
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Lutsk castle, also known as Lubart’s castle, is a symbol of Lutsk city, its main sight and pride.
The castle was built by the Lithuanian prince Lubart in the 14th century. He married a local princess and adopted the Orthodox faith. The castle was chosen as the prince’s residence.
Transfiguration Church, built in 1911-1913, is the architectural jewel of “Natalevka” – the former estate of the owner of sugar producing factories Pavel Ivanovich Kharitonenko located in the village Volodymyrivka, Krasnokutsk district, Kharkiv region.
The manor house itself was destroyed during the Soviet era. Nowadays, the manor park is protected as a national monument of landscape architecture.
Kara Dag is a volcanic mountain range located in the south-eastern Crimea, on the Black Sea coast. “Kara Dag” is translated from Turkish and Crimean Tatar language as “black mountain”.
Karadag Nature Reserve which includes the territory of the mountain range and the surrounding marine area was created in 1979.