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St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev is a Roman Catholic Church used, since 1980, as the House of Organ and Chamber Music (Bolshaya Vasylkivska Street, 77).

The construction of the church began in 1899. In 1909, the cathedral, built in stylized Gothic forms, was consecrated. It was closed and looted around 1933. Later, the building housed warehouses. In 1943, during the Second World War, the church was badly damaged.

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amazing facade and interior




Forged Figures Park in Donetsk

Forged Figures Park is a park in Donetsk with forged sculptures. The park was opened in August 2001. The international festival of blacksmith art held annually in Donetsk has the same name.

Traditionally, all forged figures made during the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. The park has about 220 compositions of metal art. It is located in the Voroshilov district of Donetsk, in the park near the city executive committee. Photos by neo7777vitaha

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let’s take a walk in the park




The Park of Forged Figures in Donetsk

The Park of Forged Figures is a park in Donetsk with sculptures forged from metal. It was opened in August 2001 and has the same name as the international festival of blacksmith art held annually in the city.

By tradition, the works made for the festival remain in the park as a gift to the city. Nowadays, the park has more than 200 objects of metal art. You can walk on different thematic alleys: zodiac signs, architectural copies, alley of masters, alley of superstitions, alley of fairy tales, etc. Photos by Andrey Kirnov

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stroll around the park


These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine).

After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83

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take a look at the funny birds


“Pevcheskoe Pole” (“Song Festival Grounds”) is an area for concert performances in the Pechersk Landscape Park in Kiev. In general, the place can be described as open space for concerts and festivals.

Since the early 1990s, annual flower show is held here. This year an exhibition of flower cars is opened here.

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take a look at more flower cars




Graffiti of Pripyat – the ghost town

April 26, 1986, the most devastating accident at the nuclear power plant occurred. As a result, Pripyat, young and thriving Soviet city, was abandoned.

But its life goes on now in other forms – in forms of interesting and unexpected graffiti on the streets of a ghost town. Streets and avenues are almost completely overgrown with trees, the city is gradually destroyed.

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National Dance Ensemble of Ukraine

The main objective of the National Academic Dance Ensemble of Ukraine named after P. Virsky is collecting, studying and preserving national traditions, customs and ceremonies of the Ukrainian people, and creating on this basis folk dances and other choreographic from the past and present Ukrainian life.

Today the ensemble is in the prime of its life, and under the leadership of the People’s Artist of Ukraine Miroslav Vantuha, it is actively working on improving its professional level, adding new dances to the repertoire promoting Ukrainian choreographic art both in Ukraine and abroad. Here is an example of one of the recent performances.

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Beautiful Ukrainian folk song

Beautiful and a little sad Ukrainian folk song “Тихо над річкою” (can be translated something like “Silence over the river”) sung by Canadian trio “Voloshky”.


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On the first anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, a monument to him was installed in Odessa. More precisely, it is a sculpture dedicated not so much to Steve Jobs himself but to his brainchild, the company Apple. Two-meter hand was made from scrap metal by local craftsman Cyril Maksimenko.

The author used numerous gears, screws, bearings and other small parts of bicycles, motorcycles, and cars. The whole process took almost a year. This is the first monument to Steve Jobs and Apple in the CIS (former USSR countries). Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

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Sergey Brandt is Ukrainian artist painting in watercolor and oil techniques. He was born in Zhitomir in 1963. Sergey Brandt graduated from National Assembly of fine art and architecture in 1990 and started painting professionally in 1991.

His works can be found in deferent cities all over the world. Exhibitions: Wroclaw (Poland), Prague (Czech Republic), Kiev (Ukraine). More information about the paintings on the site of the author.