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Feb/19

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The Golden Gate of Kyiv

“The Golden Gate” (1018-1024), the main gate of old Kyiv, is a monument of defense architecture and one of the oldest buildings of Eastern Europe, one of the symbols of the capital of Ukraine. The gate was named by analogy with the Golden Gate in Constantinople.

This building remained the gateway to Kyiv until the 18th century, although over time it fell into disrepair. In 1832, the first measures were taken to preserve the Golden Gate. In 1982, to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv, the Golden Gate was completely reconstructed. In 2007, the latest reconstruction was completed. The Golden Gate of Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Golden Gate of Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the gate to medieval Kyiv

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Peizazhna Alley is a recreation area in Kyiv created on the site of the old defense walls of the Upper Town. In 2009, Children Landscape Park was opened here – one of the most impressive and unusual places in the city. It is a great place for both kids and adults where you can take a lot of nice pictures.

The alley starts from the observation deck near the National Museum of History of Ukraine. It was laid in the early 1980s to allow tourists enjoy the views of Podil and the Dnieper from the height of the historic Upper Town. Peizazhna Alley in Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Alex Cheban.

Children Landscape Park, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

bizarre park in the center of Kyiv

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Dec/18

22

Snowy Winter in the Pyrohiv Museum

Snowy winter in the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv near the village of Pyrohiv.

This open-air museum is a unique architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. Pyrohiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Yuriy Yuriev.

Snowy winter in the Pyrohiv Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque snow-covered museum

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Let’s walk through the main streets of Kyiv and see how they looked in 1985. After the Second World War, Kyiv became the third largest city in the Soviet Union after Moscow and Leningrad, the capital of the second largest Soviet republic.

The photos were taken one year before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which caused a significant deterioration in the environmental situation in the city, and 6 years before Kyiv became the capital of an independent Ukraine. Source

Kyiv - the Capital of Soviet Ukraine in 1985, photo 1

back to the past of Ukraine

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Apr/18

24

Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv

The Gate Church of the Trinity is an Orthodox church built above the Holy Gates of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv in 1106-1108. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of the first monasteries of Kievan Rus and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In 1240, during the Mongol invasion, after the destruction of the Assumption Cathedral, the Gate Church of the Trinity became the main church of the monastery. The Gate Church on the Trinity on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the church with amazing interiors

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Dec/17

30

Bridges over the Dnieper River in Kyiv

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located in the north of the central part of the country, on the banks of the Dnieper River.

In total, there are eight bridges across the Dnieper River in Kyiv. In addition, the city has a number of small bridges built over the tributaries of the Dnieper. The first floating bridge was constructed in 1115. Photos by: Sergey Hrynkevych.

The new and old Darnytskyi bridges.

Bridges over the Dnieper River in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the Dnieper River

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Oct/17

21

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv from above

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an Orthodox church in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called built on the Andriyivskyy Hill in 1749-1754.

This church in the Baroque style, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper, over the historic part of the city – Podil. Andriyivskyy descent goes down from it connecting the upper city with the lower one. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv, Ukraine - the view from above, photo 1

fly over the church

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Aug/17

18

Beautiful aerial views of Kyiv

Kyiv, the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, is located on the Dnieper River in the north of the central part of the country.

This is the seventh most populous city in Europe after Istanbul, Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid. One of the distinctive features of Kyiv is a large amount of greenery.

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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine from above, photo 1

fly over Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

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Jul/17

7

Parade of Trams in Kyiv

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Kyiv, a parade of trams was held, timed to the 125th anniversary of the city electric tram.

In the heart of the historic neighborhood of Podil, on Contract Square, more than 20 models of trams were shown – from retro trams to the latest models, as well as special equipment. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Parade of Trams in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

look at the Kyiv trams

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