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Ukrainian Fortress - Summer 2008

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S: UKRAINE, Summer 2008

FC: How we visited Ukrainian castles | "For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing of birds has come. Yes, spring is here." ~ Song of Solomon 2:11-12

1: Khotyn is a city in Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine, and is the administrative center of Khotyn Raion within the oblast, and is located south-west of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Khotyn, first chronicled in 1001,[2] is located on the right (southwestern) 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 (new fortress started in 1325, major improvements in 1380s and 1460s), and two 15th century constructions by Moldavia's ruler Stephen the Great: the Prince's Palace (Palatul Domnesc) and the city's clock tower.

5: Khotyn fortress

9: Motel-Restaurant by the road

10: which it is so difficult to find proper words, and one is reduced to making a banal statement of the you’ve-got-to-see-it-to-get-the-right-impression kind. Even looking — another inevitable trite remark — at good-quality, artistic photographs will not produce an impression adequate to the one you get when you walk its streets. The fortress sits on the pedestal of the rocky island in a tight loop of the River Smotrych which runs through a scenic canyon. It is known that the fortress was founded in the twelfth century and then grew over the centuries into an impregnable stronghold, with new fortifications added. | “A stone flower on the rock” — that is how the early twentieth-century Ukrainian poet Lesya Ukrayinka called Kamyanets-Podilsky, and this poetic description does fit the image of this old town very well. It is one of those places for the description of

24: Ivano-Frankivsk

28: Galych | Rogatyn

29: Yaremche

31: Bukovel, Karpaty

34: KYIV | the capital of UKRAINE

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Julia Hulovata
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  • Title: Ukrainian Fortress - Summer 2008
  • Trip with my parents and brother to Khotyn, Kamyanec-Podilsky and Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine (Summer 2008)
  • Tags: castle, Fortress, Khotyn, Kamyanets-Podilsky, ukraine, family, trip, summer, nature, Blue sky
  • Published: about 7 years ago