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Nov/15

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Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea

Demerdzhi-Yayla or just Demerdzhi is a mountain range located in the Alushta region of the Crimea.

In the fall, on a foggy day, the beech forest growing on the slopes of the mountain range is transformed into an amazing fairy-tale scenery. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea, photo 1

a wonderful forest straight from fairy tales

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Trams are used as urban public transport in Kyiv since 1892. It was the first electric tram network in the Russian Empire.

Today, a significant part of the rolling stock of the Kyiv Tram consists of rather old Tatra trams which look amazingly picturesque amidst a riot of autumn colors. Photos by: Okhrimets Event Photography.

Autumn, the Kyiv Tram, Ukraine, photo 1

a lone tram in the autumn forest

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Nov/15

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Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park

Alexandria is the State Dendrological Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, located in city of Bila Tserkva in the Kyiv region, about 80 km from Kyiv. One of the largest parks in Eastern Europe, it is a monument of landscape art, founded in the late 18th century.

The park is an example of landscape park composition, which is based on plants, architectural structures, sculptures, water surface of the Ros River and ponds. Photos by: Roman Naumov.

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn views

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Uzhhorod Castle is the historic heart of the city of Uzhgorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region. The castle, originally built by the Drugeth family in the Middle Ages and rebuilt several times, is a mixture of architectural styles and materials of the 13th-18th centuries.

Since 1947, the castle is used as a museum of local lore. This monument is one of the most visited tourist sites of Uzhgorod and Ukraine. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Uzhgorod Castle from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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October 2-4, 2015, in Kyiv, on the territory of the State Museum of Aviation (Medovaya Street, 1), there was an exhibition of vintage cars “Old Car Fest”.

The exhibition featured vintage cars from different countries. Let’s look at some vehicles produced by the Soviet automotive industry. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

ZIM (GAZ-12).

Old Car Fest 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

vintage cars from the USSR

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In Odessa, on the territory of the plant “Pressmash”, the world’s first monument to Darth Vader was unveiled. The author of the monument is the local artist Alexander Milov.

The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet himself. He was accompanied by Chewbacca and imperial stormtroopers. Photos by: dumskaya.net

Darth Vader monument, Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

Darth Vader in Odessa

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The center of Ivano-Frankivsk is rich in various, differently decorated, cafes and restaurants. Some are decorated in the traditional rustic style, some even in the military or nationalistic style.

Usually, they have a lot of antiques, which makes them similar to restaurants in other cities in Eastern Europe. Let’s go to a restaurant called “Svitlytsya Muliarova” located at Chornovola Street, 5. Photos by: deletant.

The restaurant is decorated in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century. You are met by a wooden hanging rack at the entrance.

Svitlytsya Muliarova restaurant, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, photo 1

a very cozy place

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Stryi is a small provincial town with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Lviv region. The exact date of the town foundation is not known. It was first mentioned in 1385.

Today, Stryi is a major railway hub of western Ukraine, and, at the same time, it is a cozy and quiet town. Let’s go through the center of Stryi – the most picturesque part of the town. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Stryi town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the town of Stryi

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Pidhirtsi Castle, sponsored by the Polish Hetman Stanislaw Koniecpolski and built by Wilhelm Beauplan in 1635-1640, is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the east of the Lviv region, in the village of Pidhirtsi.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south, and west it is surrounded by a deep moat and ramparts. The park, laid out around the castle, belongs to the monuments of landscape art of national importance. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: alexdoomer2009.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

take a walk around the castle

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Oct/15

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Lviv – the view from above

Let’s take a look at the central part of Lviv, known as the “capital” of Western Ukraine, from a bird’s eye view.

The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lviv has the largest number of monuments of architecture in Ukraine. It is one of the most attractive cities for tourists in the country. Photos by: Oleg Stelmakh.

Rynok Square.

Lviv - the view from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the city

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