Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ukrainian Unesco WHS

Las week i've received these Unesco cards from Ukraine, both new in my collection, Struve Geodetic Arc and the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans. Oksana tagged me on a favorites tag and she asked if she could send me missing unesco cards. Of course i said yes :D and the cards are great!!

The Struve Geodetic Arc is currently a joint venture between scientists of various countries who work together in the name of science and stretches from Hammerfest (Norway) to the Ukrainian Black Sea. Ukraine has four station points of the arc located at Stara Nekrasivka in the Odessa Oblast, Felschtin, Katerinowka and in Baranowka. - http://www.ukraine.com/sights/struve-geodetic-arc/

The most southernmost station of the Struve Geodetic Arc is located in Ukraine, in Staro-Nekrasivka.

This building is the Chernivtsi University, a former residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans. It represents a masterful synergy of architectural styles built by Czech architect Josef Hlavka from 1864 to 1882. The property, an outstanding example of 19th-century historicist architecture, also includes a seminary and monastery and is dominated by the domed, cruciform Seminary Church with a garden and park. The complex expresses architectural and cultural influences from the Byzantine period onward and embodies the powerful presence of the Orthodox Church during Habsburg rule, reflecting the Austro-Hungarian Empire policy of religious tolerance. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1330

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