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Sep/11

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Charming architecture of Odessa

This wonderful city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. Odessa has special architectural style and special ambiance.

Fortunately, most of the marvelous buildings that went up in Odessa during the 18th and 19th centuries were only partially damaged during World War II. That means Odessa retains the charm of yesteryear. Photos by horoshiyblog.

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Massandra Palace is one of the most interesting monuments of 19th century architecture located near Yalta city of Crimea Republic.

The palace was built in the style of French chateaux of the Renaissance. The elements of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism) were used in the interior decoration. Photos by holy-mozart.

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The summer is over in Ukraine. Rainy autumn and snowy winter are coming next but there is no reason to be sad. Better take a look at these beautiful views of summer Ukraine that can serve as excellent wallpapers (click the pictures for full size versions). The photos by Sergey Anashkevitch.

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Sep/11

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The Zoo of Nikolaev city

Nikolaev Zoo was founded by Nikolaev city mayor Nikolai Pavlovich Leontovich in 1901. Today the general area of the Zoo is 18.48 hectares and the collection includes 452 species. Address: Ukraine, Nikolaev city, Leontovich Sq. Contact phones: +380 512 24 63 77, +380 512 55 60 45.

The working time of the Zoo in winter is: 8:00 – 17:00; in summer – 9:00 – 18:00, during free days and holydays – 9:00 – 19:00, without days off.

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Sep/11

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The presentation movie of Ukraine

Hospitable Ukraine is a nice movie about some of the attractions of beautiful Ukraine with a little bit of advertisement but still worth seeing.

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Olesky castle is the oldest castle that has been preserved in the western Ukraine. It is located near small town of Olesko, Bussky district, Lviv oblast. Olesky castle is oval in shape and dominates Olesko town standing on 50-meter natural hill. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Olesky castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

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Aug/11

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The museum of Pysanka (Easter egg) in Kolomiya

Pysanka by itself is mostly chicken (goose) egg, painted on a specific technology with wax and natural or aniline dyes. Pysanka quickly blended into the Christian Easter ritual. The pictures on pysankas have the images of crosses, churches, bell towers, signs with Easter greetings.

Pysanka museum, Kolomiya, Ukraine view 1

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Aug/11

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The video tour of Crimean sights

The following video was shot in July 17-28, 2011 during a trip to Crimea in one of the most wonderful and protected places – the settlement Noviy Svet (“New World”).

Also the video has episodes of a trip to Mount Ai-Petri, mountain river in the Grand Canyon of Crimea, the cave town Chufut-Calais, cruise along the magnetic mountain, volcano Kara-Dag and its “Golden Gate”, and of course well-known and most preserved ancient fortress in Crimea – Genoese fortress.

First of all, the video focuses on those who want to go on vacation in Crimea. The author of the video is Anton Starikov.

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Balaklava is a town on the southwestern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Administratively it is a part of Sevastopol city but in fact Balaklava is separated from the rest of Sevastopol by a few kilometers of undeveloped area.

Today Balaklava is a popular Crimean resort. Tourists are attracted by the town with long history and numerous monuments, spectacular cliffs and beaches.

Abandoned military hospital, Balaklava, Crimea, Ukraine view 1

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