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Dec/15

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Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka

Uvarova Palace (1899-1900), located in the center of Turchynivka village in the Zhytomyr region, is a fine example of the Renaissance-Art Nouveau style. The brick building of the palace is surrounded by a park.

It was part of the dowry of Fyodor Tereshchenko’s daughter Natalia, who married Sergei Uvarov, the leader of the nobles of the Berdichev district. Fyodor Tereshchenko was a prominent industrialist and philanthropist. Uvarova Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Nov/15

30

Summer Evening on the Dniester River

With the approach of winter, the weather is getting colder, and a desire to return in warm summer becomes sharper.

Let’s get back to the past summer and enjoy the pastoral landscape of the Dniester River near the village of Ivane-Zolote in the Ternopil region. Ivane-Zolote on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Weise.

Summer evening on the Dniester River, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

one warm summer evening

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Synevyr is the most famous and largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the Tereblya River, in the Zakarpattia region.

The lake is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, the average depth of the lake – 10-12 meters, the maximum depth – 24 meters. In 1989, the National Park Synevir was created on the territory around the lake.

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Hutsul Alps (also known as Marmarosy) is a mountain range located on the territory of Romania and Ukraine (in the southern part of the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region). Ukrainian part of the mountains is called Rakhovsky mountains.

Marmarosy is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, deep valleys (up to 1,500 meters). The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through them. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Autumn in Hutsul Alps, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go hiking in the mountains

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Huklyvyi village, founded by immigrants from Galicia in 1588, is located in the southeastern part of Volovets district of the Zakarpattia region.

The main sight of the village is an old wooden church – Church of the Holy Spirit, built in the 18th century. The church is a masterpiece of wooden architecture of Verhovina (the mountainous area within the Ukrainian Carpathians).

Holy Spirit Church, Huklyvyi, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the church

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Nov/15

4

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park

Alexandria is the State Dendrological Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, located in city of Bila Tserkva in the Kyiv region, about 80 km from Kyiv. One of the largest parks in Eastern Europe, it is a monument of landscape art, founded in the late 18th century.

The park is an example of landscape park composition, which is based on plants, architectural structures, sculptures, water surface of the Ros River and ponds. Photos by: Roman Naumov.

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn views

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Uzhhorod Castle is the historic heart of the city of Uzhgorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region. The castle, originally built by the Drugeth family in the Middle Ages and rebuilt several times, is a mixture of architectural styles and materials of the 13th-18th centuries.

Since 1947, the castle is used as a museum of local lore. This monument is one of the most visited tourist sites of Uzhgorod and Ukraine. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Uzhgorod Castle from above, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the castle

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The center of Ivano-Frankivsk is rich in various, differently decorated, cafes and restaurants. Some are decorated in the traditional rustic style, some even in the military or nationalistic style.

Usually, they have a lot of antiques, which makes them similar to restaurants in other cities in Eastern Europe. Let’s go to a restaurant called “Svitlytsya Muliarova” located at Chornovola Street, 5. Photos by: deletant.

The restaurant is decorated in the style of the late 19th – early 20th century. You are met by a wooden hanging rack at the entrance.

Svitlytsya Muliarova restaurant, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, photo 1

a very cozy place

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Stryi is a small provincial town with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Lviv region. The exact date of the town foundation is not known. It was first mentioned in 1385.

Today, Stryi is a major railway hub of western Ukraine, and, at the same time, it is a cozy and quiet town. Let’s go through the center of Stryi – the most picturesque part of the town. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Stryi town, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the town of Stryi

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Pidhirtsi Castle, sponsored by the Polish Hetman Stanislaw Koniecpolski and built by Wilhelm Beauplan in 1635-1640, is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the east of the Lviv region, in the village of Pidhirtsi.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south, and west it is surrounded by a deep moat and ramparts. The park, laid out around the castle, belongs to the monuments of landscape art of national importance. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: alexdoomer2009.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

take a walk around the castle

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