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The Khotyn Fortress – the view from above

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
The Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine from above, photo 1

The State Historical and Architectural Reserve “Khotyn Fortress” is a fortress of the 13th-18th centuries located in the town of Khotyn on the bank of the Dniester River in Chernivtsi Oblast, about 60 km northeast of Chernivtsi.

Of the entire fortress, the Khotyn Castle is best preserved, although from a height you can see the remains of other fortifications. The Khotyn Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Medzhybizh Fortress – the view from above

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Medzhybizh Fortress is a monument of fortification architecture of the 16th century built in the Renaissance style and located about 40 km east of Khmelnytskyi. This fortress is listed in the State Register of National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine.

The fortress has the shape of an elongated triangle with powerful walls and corner towers that protrude significantly beyond the line of walls. The courtyard has a length of 130 m, the largest width (on the western side) is 85 m. The wall thickness is up to 4 m, the height is up to 17 m.

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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Skala-Podilska

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Skala-Podilska, Ukraine, photo 1

Skala-Podilska is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 4,200 people located in the Borshchiv district of Ternopil Oblast, about 106 km southeast of Ternopil.

One of the main architectural attractions of Skala-Podilska is the Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a stone religious building with Gothic features built in 1719. Skala-Podilska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The bell tower spire was completed in the 19th century. Then a tower clock was installed on it, and the
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The Gizycki Palace in Novoselytsya

Friday, August 9th, 2019
The Gizycki Palace in Novoselytsya, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Novoselytsya is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Starokostiantyniv district of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 47 km northeast of Khmelnytskyi. The main attraction of the village is the Gizycki Palace – a monument of architecture of national importance.

This palace in the style of Romanticism with Gothic elements made of specially imported English brick was built by Ludwik Gizycki, who at that time owned the village and surrounding territories, in 1820. Novoselytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The
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Picturesque Buildings of the Antoniny Palace

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Picturesque Buildings of the Antoniny Palace, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Antoniny is an urban village with a population of about 2,200 people located in the Krasyliv district of the Khmelnytskyi region, about 70 km north of Khmelnytskyi. This settlement under the name of Golodki was first mentioned in documents of the second half of the 14th century. Throughout its history, it belonged to different noble families.

In the 1760s, Barbara Urszula Sanguszko, the owner of the village, transferred Golodki for long-term use to Ignacy Malchevsky, the regent of the Crown Chancellery, who was married to her sister Antonina.

Residential building on Hrafska Street, 24.

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New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

July 10, 2019, 22 years after the organization of the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, the New Safe Confinement (the NSC) was finally put into operation in Pripyat.

The main arch-shaped structure has the following parameters: height – 109 m, length – more than 160 m, span-width – 257 m, weight – more than 31 thousand tons. This is the largest movable land structure in history. Photos by: Anton Usov.

The NSC will last at least 100 years and help solve the problem of dismantling the original sarcophagus over the destroyed 4th reactor unit, which
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Fly over Svirzh Castle

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Svirzh Castle, located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km south-east of Lviv, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries.

Built as a fortress, after the reconstruction of the 17th century, it lost its original appearance and turned into a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps.

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Picturesque Wind Farm in Prymorsk in Southern Ukraine

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Wind Farm in Prymorsk in Southern Ukraine, photo 1

Prymorsk is a town with a population of about 12 thousand people located in the south of Zaporizhia Oblast, about 42 km west of Berdyansk. This year, a new landmark appeared in the vicinity of the town – huge wind turbines that are visible for dozens of kilometers and even from Berdyansk.

By 2020, it is planned to launch two wind farms – Prymorsk Wind Farm #1 and Prymorsk Wind Farm #2 with a total installed capacity of about 200 megawatts (in total, 52 wind turbines, the blade length – 25 meters). They
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Neo-Gothic Catholic Church in Kamianka-Buzka

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Neo-Gothic Catholic Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 11 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv.

The main architectural dominant of the town is the majestic neo-Gothic Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the early 20th century, an architectural monument of local importance. Few provincial towns of Ukraine have such a spectacular building. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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New Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in Kyiv

Monday, May 27th, 2019
New Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

May 25, 2019, in Kyiv, a new pedestrian-bicycle bridge connecting the People’s Friendship Arch and Saint Volodymyr Hill was officially opened.

The bridge offers impressive views of the center of the Ukrainian capital and the Dnieper River. The length of this bridge made of concrete, iron and glass is 212 meters, the width ranges from 6 meters in regular zones to 14 meters in observation zones. Photos by Aleksandr Goncharov for Apostrophe.

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