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Feb/17

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Walking through the streets of Drohobych

Drohobych is a city with a population of about 100 thousand people, the second most populous and economically developed city in the Lviv region.

A significant part of the current city center was formed in the late 19th – first half of 20th century, in the period of economic growth associated with the oil boom. Photos by: demarcos.

The bell tower of the Catholic church of St. Bartholomew (1551).

Walking through Drohobych, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small city

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Jan/17

30

Wooden Church of St. Nicholas in Sapohiv

Sapohiv is a small village with a population of about 800 people located in the central part of Borshchiv district in the Ternopil region. For the first time the village was mentioned in 1564.

The main attraction of Sapohiv is a beautiful wooden church named after St. Nicholas. This masterpiece of Podolia folk wooden architecture was built on a hill overlooking the village in 1777. Sapohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden St. Nicholas Church, Sapohiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Jan/17

26

Winter in Kharkiv – the view from above

Let’s fly over Kharkiv – the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of about 1.5 million people.

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Pyrohiv (Pirogovo), an open-air museum located on the outskirts of Kyiv, provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with all ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

Old wooden windmills, towering on the hill, are the compositional center of the whole complex. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Windmills, Pyrohiv museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque place

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The Department of Public Utilities of Kharkiv created an interesting winter attraction in Shevchenko Garden – an ice fountain.

Shevchenko Garden is a park located in the center of Kharkiv, between Sumska and Klochkivska streets, Svobody Square and Rymarska Street. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Frozen Fountain in Kharkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual ice installation

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Podil is a historic neighborhood of Kyiv, part of the Podilskyi district. This low-lying part of the city is an ancient district of artisans and merchants.

The neighborhood extends along the right bank of the Dnieper River and Kyiv harbor, between the pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper and Zavodska Street. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Podil neighborhood, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Podil

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the Ukrainian Baroque style (demolished in the 1930s and rebuilt in 1997-1998), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719). Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Winter in St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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The Central Park for Culture and Recreation named after Maxim Gorky, or just a “city park” is the main park in Kharkiv.

Opened in 1907, the park covers an area of over 130 hectares. Here you can find the largest ferris wheel in Ukraine (55 meters in diameter).

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

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, in Goloseyevsky district, near the village of Pyrohiv. The total area of the museum is 133.5 hectares. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Folk Architecture Museum in Pyrohiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fine examples of wooden architecture

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Dec/16

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Happy New Year 2017!

By candlelight and twinkling star here,
We wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2017

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