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Ukraine 2005

Ukraine - Western Ukraine
Cities: Zhovkva, Lviv, Olesko, Pochayiv Lavra, Kremenets, Ramparts of the Holy Trinity, Khotyn Fortress, Kamianets Podilsky, Buchach
Places: Lviv, Pochaiv Lavra, Kamianets Podilsky Castle
April - 2005


Zhovkva - a city in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine.
It is the administrative center of the Zhovkivskyi Raion (district).
The site of Zhovkva has been inhabited since the 14th century. In 1594 the Polish nobleman Stanisław Żółkiewski fortified the settlement and constructed a castle. In only a few years the town grew greatly in size, becoming a 17th century residence for King John III Sobieski of Poland.

Lviv - a major city in western Ukraine. For many centuries it was contested: first it belonged to the Kievan Rus', since 1340 to the Kingdom of Poland, and subsequently to the Polish half of the Commonwealth. In 1772 it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, after World War One the city belonged to the Second Polish Republic. As a result of the joint Nazi-Soviet attack on Poland, Lviv was taken by the USSR. Now, it belongs to the independent Ukraine.

Olesko - small town in Lviv Province of western Ukraine.
It was the seat of the rebbes of Alesk, and also the birthplace of Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.

Pochayiv Lavra of the Assumption of the Theotokos - has for centuries been the foremost spiritual and ideological centre of various Orthodox denominations in Western Ukraine. The monastery tops a 60-metre hill in the town of Pochayiv, Ternopil Oblast, 18 km southwest of Kremenets and 50 km north of Ternopil.

Kremenets- a city in the Ternopil Oblast Province of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kremenetsky District, and rests 18 km north-east of the great Pochayiv Monastery. The city is situated in the historic region of Volhynia.

Okopy Svyatoyi Triytsi - Ramparts of the Holy Trinity located in the Borshchivskyi Raion (district) of the Ternopil Province, and had its origins as a fortress at the meeting of the Zbruch and Dniester rivers.

Khotyn - first chronicled in 1001, is located on the right (southern) bank of the Dniester River, and is part of the historical region Bessarabia. Important architectural landmarks within the city include the Khotyn Fortress, constructed in the 13-15th centuries.

Kamianets-Podilskyi - a city located on the Smotrych River in southwestern Ukraine. Formerly the administrative center of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Oblast, the city is now the administrative center of the Kamianets-Podilskyi District within the Khmelnytsky Oblast Province, after the administrative center of the oblast was moved from the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi to the city of Khmelnytskyi in 1941. The city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast.
Kamianets-Podilskyi was first mentioned in 1062 as a town of the Kievan Rus' state. In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol Tatar invaders. In 1352, it was annexed by the Polish King Casimir III, and became the capital of Podole Voivodship and the seat of local civil and military administration. The ancient castle was reconstructed and substantially expanded by the Polish kings to defend Poland from the southwest against Ottoman and Tatar invasions.

Kremenets- a city in the Ternopil Province of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kremenetsky Raion District, and rests 18 km north-east of the great Pochayiv Monastery. The city is situated in the historic region of Volhynia.

Buchach - a small city located on the Strypa River (a tributary of the Dniester River) in the Ternopil Oblast Province of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Buchatskyi Raion District, and rests 135 km south east of Lviv, in the historic region of Galicia
Zhovkva - Old Market Place
Zhovkva - Old Market Place
Zhovkva - Old Market Place
Zhovkva - Old Market Place
Zhovkva - Renaissance portal of St. Lawrence Church - The Door
Zhovkva - Renaissance portal of St. Lawrence Church - The Door
Zhovkva - Frieze of St. Lawrence Church
Zhovkva - Frieze of St. Lawrence Church
Interior of of St. Lawrence Church - Renaissance Headstone ofJan and Stanislaw Zolkiewski
Interior of of St. Lawrence Church - Renaissance Headstone ofJan and Stanislaw Zolkiewski
Renaissance Headstone of Regina Herburt Zolkiewski
Renaissance Headstone of Regina Herburt Zolkiewski
Vault of St. Lawrence Church
Vault of St. Lawrence Church
St. Lawrence Church - presbytery view
St. Lawrence Church - presbytery view
Synagogue from 17th century - Jan III Sobieski foundation
Synagogue from 17th century - Jan III Sobieski foundation
Dominican Church - Zhovkva
Dominican Church - Zhovkva
Church
Church
Lychakivskiy Cemetery - Lviv
Lychakivskiy Cemetery - Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lwów
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lwów
Round arch and the view on chapel
Round arch and the view on chapel
Tomb
Tomb
Prospekt Svobody - and view on Lviv Theatre
Prospekt Svobody - and view on Lviv Theatre
Old building of Stock exchange - Lviv
Old building of Stock exchange - Lviv
Interior of Old Confectionery Firm Building - Svitoch
Interior of Old Confectionery Firm Building - Svitoch
Prospekt Swobody
Prospekt Swobody
Carriage in Interior of Old Confectionery Firm Building
Carriage in Interior of Old Confectionery Firm Building
Svitoch Lviv Chocolate Factory
Svitoch Lviv Chocolate Factory
Lviv Main Square
Lviv Main Square
Lviv
Lviv
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Chapel of Boim Family - Epitafum
Interior of  Chapel of Boim Family
Interior of Chapel of Boim Family
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Ploshad Ryinok
Interior of Old Pharmacy
Interior of Old Pharmacy
Courtyard of Kamienica Sobieski
Courtyard of Kamienica Sobieski
Castle of Potozky Family
Castle of Potozky Family
Interior of Castle of Potozky Family
Interior of Castle of Potozky Family
Interior of Castle of Potozky Family
Interior of Castle of Potozky Family
Paint
Paint
Paintings
Paintings
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
The Church of Transfiguration Church
The Church of Transfiguration Church
Epitafum
Epitafum
Interior of Armenian Church
Interior of Armenian Church
Interior of Armenian Church
Interior of Armenian Church
Apse of Armenian Church
Apse of Armenian Church
Dominican Cathedral of Lord Body
Dominican Cathedral of Lord Body
Interior of Dominican Church
Interior of Dominican Church
Prospekt Swobody
Prospekt Swobody
Interior of Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Interior of Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Interior of Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Interior of Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
St. George's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral
Olesko Castle - birthplace of Jan III Sobieski - the King of Poland
Olesko Castle - birthplace of Jan III Sobieski - the King of Poland
Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle
Ukrainian landscapes - view from Olesko Castle
Ukrainian landscapes - view from Olesko Castle
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Church
Church
Pochayiv Lavra
Pochayiv Lavra
Pochayiv Lavra
Pochayiv Lavra
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Pochayiv Lavra - Golden Domes
Pochayiv Lavra - Golden Domes
Belltower
Belltower
Interior of Dormition Cathedral
Interior of Dormition Cathedral
Interior of Dormition Cathedral
Interior of Dormition Cathedral
Interior of Job's Eastern Orthodox Church
Interior of Job's Eastern Orthodox Church
Job
Job
Kremenets -  ruin of Castle
Kremenets - ruin of Castle
Church in Kremenets
Church in Kremenets
Dniester river
Dniester river
Ramparts of the Holy Trinity and view at the meeting of the Zbruch and Dniester River
Ramparts of the Holy Trinity and view at the meeting of the Zbruch and Dniester River
Ramparts of the Holy Trinity and view at the meeting of the Zbruch and Dniester River
Ramparts of the Holy Trinity and view at the meeting of the Zbruch and Dniester River
Church ruin
Church ruin
Snow storm in Khotyn Fortress
Snow storm in Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Door
Door
Window
Window
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Castle
Castle
Castle
Castle
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Khotyn Fortress
Kamianiets Podilsky castle in snow
Kamianiets Podilsky castle in snow
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
Kamianiets Podilsky castle
 View on Kamianets Podilskyi Castle from hotel room - morning fog
View on Kamianets Podilskyi Castle from hotel room - morning fog
View on Kamianets Podilskyi Castle
View on Kamianets Podilskyi Castle
Frozen tulips
Frozen tulips
Kamianets-Podilskyi - city's castle
Kamianets-Podilskyi - city's castle
Kamianets Podilskyi city's castle
Kamianets Podilskyi city's castle
Church
Church
Valley of Smotrych River
Valley of Smotrych River
Ruin of castle - Skala on the River Zbrucz
Ruin of castle - Skala on the River Zbrucz
Ruin of castle
Ruin of castle
Ruin
Ruin
Old City Hall - Buchach
Old City Hall - Buchach
Old City Hall - Buchach
Old City Hall - Buchach
Buchach - ruin of castle
Buchach - ruin of castle
Buchach - ruin of castle
Buchach - ruin of castle
Field
Field
Ukrainian roads
Ukrainian roads
Field - black soil
Field - black soil
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes
Ukrainian landscapes