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Golden Gate

Kiev Ukraine

Golden Gate was built in 1037 during the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

St. Andrew's Descent

Kiev Ukraine

According to legend, St. Andrew's descent got its name from Saint Andrew the First-Called.

Deribasovskaya Street

Odessa Ukraine

Deribasovskaya is a symbol of South Palmyra, and if you want to see the most beautiful and interesting sights of Odessa town, then it is worth going on this street.

Duke de Richelieu

Odessa Ukraine

The monument, of the founders of the city, Duke de Richelieu on the Promenade is one of the main attractions of Odessa.

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10/09/2012

European Square

European Square
At the beginning of XIX century the present European Square (Space) was called the Horse, because there were horse fairs. The present-day European Square has become Teatralnaya (Theatre) Square when, in 1805, by order of the city governor A.Tormasov, the first theater in Kiev was built. In 1851, the theater was demolished, and at this place the architect A. Beretta built a three-story hotel "Europe", from which the area got its name. The mere fact that the city had no sanitation, publi...
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10/09/2012

Golden Gate

Golden Gate
Golden Gate was built in 1037 during the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev. At that date Kiev was surrounded by high ground ramparts with deep ditches on the outside. Golden Gate was part of this fortification and served as the main entrance to the city - it was a wide arch with combat ground on it, in the center of which white stone church was built. This amazing creation of Old Russian architects was admired by coevals and appalled the enemies by its inaccessibility. In addition ...
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10/09/2012

St. Andrew's Descent

St. Andrew's Descent
According to legend, St. Andrew's descent got its name from Saint Andrew the First-Called. The Chronicle of Nestor tells that after protracted attempts to spread Christianity in the Scythian lands, about two thousand years ago, the Apostle Andrew blessed the slopes of the Dnieper and predicted the appearance of a great Christian city. At the place where Andrew had put his holy cross, later the church, named after him, was built. At present Andrew's Church is the main adornment of the street. In...
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