Photographer's Note

This settlement, resembling a medieval Slavonic town, is actually All Saints Skete of Sviatohirsk Lavra. The lavra is one of the most respected monasteries of Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

I was finishing my long-distance photo-cycling tour over West Russian Caucasia and East Ukraine, when after my last open-air overnight stop I found myself in a wild field with this ancient-style architectural ensemble. No modern buildings were seen around. In addition, the morning sun lightened the skete in such a fairy way. But it was too early and I could not get inside because only local dogs were not sleeping at that time.

GPS coordinates: 49.024016 Lat, 37.574987 Long, 172 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1933 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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