Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Officials from Ukraine

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-658427, sent by Sergey.
On this card there's the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church in Kamianets-Podilskyi and part of the castle. Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city in western Ukraine.
The church was built between 1799 - 1801 and the castle is a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site,  and also one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

Photo by My Postcard Studio
UA-630904, sent by Valeria.
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:

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