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Sep/16

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Odessa – the view from above

Odessa, located on the Black Sea coast, is the third largest city in Ukraine with a population of about 1 million people.

It is the largest commercial sea port of the country and a popular place for spa treatment, beach holidays and cruise tourism.

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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

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Darth Vader in Odessa

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May 23, Odessa held “The Marsh in Vyshyvankas” (Ukrainian traditional embroidered shirts). About 500 people dressed in national costumes marched through the central streets of the city.

This event is held in the city for the sixth time. Let’s look at some of the participants. Photos by: Alexander Gimanov, from dumskaya.net.

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very colorful event

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Feb/15

24

Mysterious views of Odessa in winter time

Less than one week remains before the end of the calendar winter. Let’s look at winter views of one of the most famous Ukrainian cities – Odessa.

In winter time, the city is often shrouded in thick fog creating mystical scenery. Snow falls rarely, this winter it happened only once, just before the New Year. The photos were taken by k-kalinina.

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winter Odessa

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Snow rarely falls in Odessa in winter time. Classic winter weather in the city is overcast and rain. But even in this time of the year, you can find something positive.

For example, let’s look at some sights of Odessa from an unusual angle, keeping our heads down, and Odessa puddles can help us in this. The photos were taken by Vitaliy Milevich

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Odessa in puddles

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Sep/14

1

The salt desert near Odessa

Kuyal’nitsky estuary (liman) is an estuary located about 3 km to the north-west of the Black Sea coast (Odessa Bay), 5 km from Odessa. It is separated from the sea by three kilometers of a sand spit.

The lowest point of Ukraine (minus 5 meters above sea level) is located in this area. In the times of the Russian Empire, salt was mined here, and, during the Soviet era, this place was used as an all-Union health resort.

Salt desert near Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

salt, it’s everywhere!

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Jan/14

29

Walking through the streets of Odessa

Odessa is a city on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, the largest port in Ukraine, a major industrial, cultural, scientific, and resort center, the third most populous city in the country.

Odessa is presented mainly by architecture of the 19th-20th centuries. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and explore some of its numerous sights. Photos by Alexander Lipilin

The Opera and Ballet Theater

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explore Odessa streets

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Odessa patios are mentioned in numerous songs, poems, anecdotes about the city and its life. This is a special page in local history, because these patios are the real origins of this city! Yes, don’t be surprised, the myth of Odessa began with Odessa patios philosophy.

These unique sometimes cozy, sometimes mystic places keep the most important secret of Odessa flavor. There are even special tours organized to visit Odessa patios. Let’s go through some of them. Photos by Denis Mukimov

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Odessa patios tour

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Odessa catacombs are similar to the catacombs under Paris. They were used to mine limestone for construction of the entire city. These man-made caves are not visited by tourists. Photos by Denis Mukimov

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Let’s walk through the catacombs

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Aug/13

23

Odessa – bird’s-eye view

Odessa is probably one of the most famous Ukrainian cities known also as the “Pearl of the South”. However, you are unlikely to have seen this Odessa before. Flying over the city, especially at a relatively low altitude, is prohibited.

It is clearly seen that the city is chaotically built up with skyscrapers – Soviet and modern. And on the coast, cottages and hotels are standing almost on the sand. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

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Holy Assumption Monastery

fly over Odessa

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