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The Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1911-1914) is a majestic building designed by the Polish architect Teodor Talowski in neo-Gothic style.

This architectural monument is located in the small town of Kamianka-Buzka in the northern part of Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Assumption in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic building

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Holy Protection Church (1476) is a Gothic stone sacred structure of the defense type built in honor of the Feast of the Intercession in the village of Sutkivtsi in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 47 km south of Khmelnytskyi.

This is a unique example of the defense architecture of Podillia, a functioning church and museum, which is visited by numerous Ukrainian and foreign tourists. It is one of the oldest fortified churches in Ukraine. Sutkivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Protection Church-Fortress in Sutkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing fortified church

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Jun/20

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St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil’

Stara Sil’ is an urban village with a population of about 1,130 people located about 96 km south-west of Lviv. A unique phenomenon in Ukrainian history is associated with Stara Sil’ (literally meaning “old salt”) – the extraction of salt in one place during about three thousand years.

There are also some interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the unique Orthodox wooden Church of St. Paraskeva (1440). Near it, you can see a wooden bell tower of the 17th century. Stara Sil’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old wooden church

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Pidhaitsi is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 65 km south-west of Ternopil.

This small provincial town has several interesting sights. One of them is the Transfiguration Church (1772) – a monument of wooden architecture of national importance. In the interior of this church, you can see preserved wall paintings of the 19th century. In 1893, a wooden bell tower was built next to it. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of the Transfiguration in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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May/20

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turje

Turje is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 118 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is its picturesque wooden church of St. Nicholas built in 1690. Turje on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Turje, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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May/20

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Color photographs of Ukraine in 1904-1905

These unique photographs were taken by Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer of color photography in the Russian Empire, near the town of Putyvl in 1904-1905.

Today, this town is located in Sumy Oblast in the north of Ukraine, about 100 km northwest of Sumy. Source: International research project “Legacy of S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky”.

The town of Putyvl of the Russian Empire.

Color photographs of Ukraine in 1904-1905, photo 1

Ukraine in the early 20th century

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Stare Selo is a village with a population of about 2,100 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 27 km southeast of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of this place is the gradually collapsing local castle – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the largest castles both in the Lviv region and throughout Ukraine. The Stare Selo Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Stare Selo Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque abandoned castle

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Zolochiv is a town with a population of about 24 thousand people located in the eastern part of Lviv Oblast, about 67 km from Lviv.

The main attraction of Zolochiv is its picturesque old castle – a unique architectural monument of the first half of the 17th century. Zolochiv Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zolochiv Castle, Ukraine from above, photo 1

fly over Zolochiv Castle

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Bilychi is a village with a population of about 1,400 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast, about 102 from Lviv. This village, surrounded by mountains on all sides, stretches from east to west for almost six kilometers.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church surrounded by an unusual round fence – the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1857). Bilychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Bilychi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Mar/20

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Holy Protection Church in Romashky

Romashky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Kyiv Oblast, about 100 km south of Kyiv.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Holy Protection Church built in the style of classicism in 1843. This church impresses with its massiveness and architectural design unusual for the countryside. In 2016, the restoration of the church was completed. Romashky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Protection Church in Romashky, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual village church

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