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Dec/14

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The Railway Museum in Kyiv

The railway museum was opened at the Kyiv railway station in 2011. It presents an exhibition of historic locomotives and wagons.

The museum highlights different stages in the development of rail transport in Ukraine: pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and modern. The exhibition features locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and some other railway exhibits. Photos by maxiwell83

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go on a tour of the museum

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The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life “Open Air Museum in Pyrohiv” is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

You can find it on the southern outskirts of Kyiv in Goloseyevsky area, near the village of Pyrohiv (Pirogov). 275 architectural exhibits of Ukrainian folk architecture of the 16th-20th centuries are presented on its territory (133,5 hectares). The following photos of some of the museum exhibits were taken by Alex Shvab in August 2014.

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the beauty of rural Ukraine

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Castles of Zakarpattia region have a special place in the list of attractions of Ukraine. They were built at different times by different rulers and peoples. Scattered in time, the castles are united by a common geography and purpose.

Today, there are more than a dozen castles in the region. Let’s fly over the two of them – Mukachevo castle “Palanok” (in Mukachevo) and Nevitsky castle (12 km north-east of Uzhgorod).

fly over the capital of Zakarpattia too

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Nov/14

25

Let’s fly over abandoned Pripyat city

Pripyat is a ghost town located in northern Ukraine, in Kiev region. It is standing on the banks of the Pripyat River, 5 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the border with Belarus, at a distance of 94 km from Kiev.

April 27, 1986, the population of Pripyat was evacuated due to the Chernobyl accident. Video by Danny Cooke

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Nov/14

23

The fall on the island of Khortytsia

Khortytsia is the largest island on the Dnieper River located within the limits of Zaporozhye city below the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. It is a unique natural and historical complex. The island stretches from northwest to southeast, length – 12.5 km, width – 2.5 km on average.

In 2007, Khortytsia was called one of the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”. It is a popular tourist destination. In 2010, the island was visited by more than 250 thousand people. Khortytsia on Google Maps. Photos by Denis Belitsky

The fall on the island of Khortytsia, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Ukrainian nature

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State Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotyn fortress is a medieval fortress located in a small town of Khotyn in Chernivtsi region. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

Khotyn fortress is a magnificent example of medieval defensive architecture in Ukraine, one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bukovina. Photos by Alexandr Shvab

Khotyn fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

history comes alive here

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Chernivtsi is a city located in southwestern Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, on the right bank of the Prut River. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv, is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine.

For centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with unique varied architecture and rich cultural heritage. The historic center of the old town is almost completely preserved architectural ensemble of the 19th – early 20th centuries. Photos by Alexandr Lipilin

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Chernivtsi – a wonderful historic city

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For over 100 years the residents and visitors of Kyiv actively use the cable railway connecting Podil (a historic neighborhood of Ukrainian capital) with the Upper Town (the oldest part of the city).

Funicular in Kyiv was opened in 1905 and it was the second funicular in the Russian Empire after the one constructed in Odessa. Photos by Oleg Totskiy

Kyiv cable railway, Ukraine, photo 1

more facts and photos of Kyiv funicular

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Oct/14

25

Let’s fly over Ternopil

In continuation of our flights over Ukrainian cities. This time, let’s go to Ternopil – the fourth largest city in Western Ukraine known for its architectural and cultural monuments.

The city lake is the main place of interest and decoration of the city. It is worth noting that lakes are located in the center of only two European cities. Also, Ternopil is very comfortable for foreign travelers.

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Oct/14

22

Magnificent photos of Kyiv city at night

Kyiv, the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located on the Dnieper River, is beautiful at any time of the day.

But the most picturesque views of the seventh most populous city in Europe can definitely be seen at night time, when the city is bathed in electric light. You can see it for yourself. Just look at these wonderful photos taken by Dmitry Korol

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Kyiv at night time

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