Ukraine: an Undiscovered Gem

In Ukraine by Richard0 Comments

St Andrew's Church, Kiev

St Andrew’s Church, Kiev

I left Ukraine a few days ago for a country even less well-known among travellers, Moldova, but inexplicably overlooked Ukraine was so fun that I’ve got to devote an entry and quite a few photos to the parts of this wonderful, fascinating, different country. It’s very well worth exploring if you get the chance!

KIEV

St Michael's Monastery

St Michael’s Monastery

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In the Lavra (Caves Monastery)

In the Lavra (Caves Monastery)

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Close-up of St Michael’s Monastery

Rodina Mat statue

Rodina Mat statue

Near Rodina Mat

Near Rodina Mat

In Kiev metro

In Kiev metro

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Dorohozhychi station, Kiev metro

The Crimea

The Eagle Column, Sevastopol

The Eagle Column, Sevastopol

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Mt Ay-Petri, Yalta

Mt Ay-Petri, Yalta

Inside Vorontovsky Palace, Yalta

Inside Vorontovsky Palace, Yalta

Vorontovsky Palace, Yalta

Vorontovsky Palace, Yalta

Near Swallow's Nest, Yalta

Near Swallow’s Nest, Yalta

Swallow's Nest (a folly, built in 1912), Yalta

Swallow’s Nest (a folly, built in 1912), Yalta

The White Hall, scene of the Yalta Conference between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in 1945

The White Hall, scene of the Yalta Conference between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in 1945

Mt Ay-Petri, Yalta

Mt Ay-Petri, Yalta

Inside the nuclear submarine factory, Balaklava

Inside the nuclear submarine factory, Balaklava

The former nuclear arsenal at Balaklava

The former nuclear arsenal at Balaklava

Uspensky Monastery, Bakhchysaray

Uspensky Monastery, Bakhchysaray

Chufut-Kale Cave city, Bakhchysaray

Chufut-Kale Cave city, Bakhchysaray

Khan's Palace, Bakhchysaray

Khan’s Palace, Bakhchysaray

The West

Chernavitzi's eye-catching cathedral

Chernivtsi’s eye-catching cathedral

The UNESCO-protected UNiversity campus at Chernivtsi

The UNESCO-protected University campus at Chernivtsi

Although the famous fortress at Kamyanets-Podilsky looks great in photos, it was the one 'big' sight in Ukraine that disappointed, because of some very insensitive development around it

Although the famous fortress at Kamyanets-Podilsky looks great in photos, it was the one ‘big’ sight in Ukraine that disappointed, because of some very insensitive development around it

In beautiful Lviv

In beautiful Lviv

Detail of a cathedral in Lviv

Detail of a cathedral in Lviv

Arte Nouveau architecture in Odesa

Arte Nouveau in Odessa

The top of Odesa's famous Potempkin Stairs

The top of Odessa’s famous Potempkin Stairs

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