Church of St. Nicholas in Turka

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

Turka is a town with a population of about 7,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 135 km south-west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

One of the architectural sights of the town is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1739) – a monument of architecture of national importance. Inside, there is a preserved carved wooden iconostasis with a red background, gilded carvings, and icons created in 1739. Turka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Happy New Year 2020!

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Happy New Year 2020 from Ukraine

Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through! Happy New Year!

Painting by Vlad Lyaskovsky.

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Unique Wooden Neo-Gothic Church in Rozluch

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Wooden Neo-Gothic Church, Rozluch, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Rozluch is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 128 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Borgia (1901-1902) – the former chapel of German colonists and a unique for Ukraine example of a wooden church built in the Neo-Gothic style. Rozluch on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Originally, a wooden church in Rozluch was built for Catholic German colonists from Swabia, who had settled in
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Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai

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Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Isai is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 138 km southwest of Lviv.

In the center of the village, next to the stone church of St. Michael the Archangel (1938), you can see the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel (1663). Nearby, there is a wooden bell tower built in 1722. Together they form a monument of architecture of national importance. Isai on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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One of the Best Catholic Wooden Churches in Ukraine

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Wooden Catholic Chapel, Ilnyk, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Ilnyk is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the Turka District in the south-west of Lviv Oblast. Here you can see one of the most harmonious Catholic wooden churches in Ukraine – the Chapel of the Paramanny (Mourning) Mother of God built in 1932-1933.

This is one of the eleven existing wooden Catholic churches of the first half of the 20th century located in the Lviv region. Unfortunately, this picturesque building doesn’t have a status of an architectural monument, it is abandoned and is gradually being destroyed. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ko%C5%9Bci%C3%B3%C5%82+rzymsko-katolicki+w+Ilniku/@49.1029523,23.0910699,732m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDnCsDA1JzEyLjAiTiAyM8KwMDYnMTUuMCJF!3b1!8m2!3d49.08667!4d23.10417!3m4!1s0x473bd30baa860afd:0xdd2dd50568b24f0a!8m2!3d49.1031565!4d23.092559?hl=en" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery – the view from above

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Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery is a complex of monastic buildings of the 16th-17th centuries located in the village of Mezhyrich in Rivne Oblast, about 53 km southeast of Rivne and 3 km southwest of Ostroh.

This monument of the Volhynia architecture combines the traditions of old Russian constructive techniques with Gothic and Renaissance elements. Its layout, combination of secular, cult, and defensive features, as well as the Renaissance decor make it an outstanding architectural monument of Ukraine. The Mezhyrich Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: <a target=_blank href="https://m-a-d-m-a-x.livejournal.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Pyrohiv

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The National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine is an open-air museum, an architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, near the village of Pyrohiv.

The exposition devoted to the Carpathians is located on three hills covered with spruce and beech trees resembling the natural conditions of the original localities of the exhibits in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pyrohiv,+Kyiv,+Ukraine,+02000/@50.3507854,30.5093336,2853m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNTDCsDIxJzE2LjAiTiAzMMKwMzAnNDQuMCJF!3b1!8m2!3d50.35444!4d30.51222!3m4!1s0x40d4c7cd7911ab0b:0xdd042caf0cab584b!8m2!3d50.351177!4d30.5128688?hl=en" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Pushcha-Vodytsya – the Most Scenic Tram Line in Ukraine

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Pushcha-Vodytsya is a historical place and a climatic resort located mainly in pine forests in the north-western part of Kyiv. This locality got its name from the word “pushcha” (a dense, impenetrable forest) and the Vodytsya River, which no longer exists.

Today, it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the capital of Ukraine. You can find a cascade of lakes with sandy beaches, boat and catamaran rental stations, as well as shops and ATMs here. Pushcha-Vodytsya is connected to Kyiv by a unique historical tram line running through the forest, which makes it probably
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The Ostroh Castle from above

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The Ostroh Castle, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a town with a population of about 15 thousand people located in the south of Rivne Oblast. The main attraction of the town is its old castle located on the top of the hill.

In the 14th-16th centuries, this was the ancestral nest of the Ostrogski family – one of the greatest Polish-Ruthenian families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Ostroh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Over the centuries, the castle was repeatedly rebuilt. Today, the ensemble of
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Autumn in Kharkiv – the Second Largest City of Ukraine

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Kharkiv, founded in 1654, is a large city located in the north-east of Ukraine. Together with nearby towns and districts, it forms the Kharkiv agglomeration with a population of more than 2 million people.

From December 19, 1919 to June 24, 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of Soviet Ukraine. That’s why this city is also called “the first capital”. Today, it is a very important scientific, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of Ukraine.

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