Different, new and not so new, officials from Ukraine.
Author: Oleg Totskiy
UA-610034, sent by Anna.
Anna sent me a sunrise in Kiev with the Pechersk Lavra.
The word pechera means cave. The word lavra is used to describe high-ranking monasteries for monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Therefore the name of the monastery is also translated as Kiev Cave Monastery, Kiev Caves Monastery or the Kiev Monastery of the Caves.
It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on 21 August 2007, based on voting by experts and the internet community. - in: wikipedia
UA-640954, sent by Elena.
This card is also from the ukrainian capital city.
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery now and then.
Photo by My Postcard Studio
Valeria sent me this great card of the Medzhybizh Fortress in Western Ukraine.It was built as a bulwark against Ottoman expansion in the 1540s.
The history of this building keeps memories about the confrontation between the Ukrainians and the Polish gentry, architectural remains of Kiev Rus times, and even late Paleolithic tools and fragments of Tripoli culture (V century B C). According to the legend in the underground passages of the fortress there are hidden golden carriage and wagons with silver. - in: http://citycard-ua.com/ukraine/interestplaces/medzhybizh-fortress