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Ruins of Skalat Castle

Ruins of Skalat Castle.

Skalat (Ukrainian: , Polish: Ska?at) is a small city in the Ternopil Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is located in the Pidvolochysk Raion (district), at around 49°26?N 25°59?E / 49.433°N 25.983°E / 49.433; 25.983Coordinates: 49°26?N 25°59?E / 49.433°N 25.983°E / 49.433; 25.983.


Photo credit: plf16


Ruins of Skalat Castle in Ternopil Oblast. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:47, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


Zbarazh Castle

Zbarazh Castle.

Zbarazh (Ukrainian: , Polish: Zbara?, Yiddish: Zbarj) is a city in the Ternopil Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Zbarazh Raion (district), and is located in the historic region of Galicia.


Photo credit: plf16


Zbarazh Castle of Wiesnowietsky in Ternopil Oblast. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:35, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


Chortkiv

St Stanislav Church in Chortkiv.

Chortkiv (Ukrainian: ?, Polish: Czortków) is a city in the Ternopil oblast (province) in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Chortkiv Raion (district). Population: 29,057 (2001). Located on the Seret River, in the northern part of Galician Podilia and is situated in the historic region of Galicia.
Photo credit: Temporary1900


Chortkiv's architecture in the western Ukraine. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:24, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


Snake Island

Snake Island, also known as Serpent Island ([ ?, Ostriv Zmiinyi] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); Romanian: Insula ?erpilor), located in the Black Sea near the Danube Delta. The island is an Ukrainian island and is part of the Kiliya Raion (district) of Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. The territorial limits of the continental shelf around Snake Island were delineated by the International Court of Justice.[1]
Photo credit: Shao


A depiction of the Ukraine's major sea island. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 22:06, 8 April 2010 (UTC)


The ghost-town in Ukraine

Our history in making.

Chervonohorod (Ukrainian: , Polish: Czerwonogród) or "Red Town" is a former town in Zalischyky Raion, Ternopil Oblast of Ukraine, in the proximity of the modern village of Nyrkiv and the Dzhurin River, with its 16-meter-high waterfall, the highest in the country. It was chartered in 1434 and was the seat of a powiat in the Podole Voivodeship. During the 19th century Chervonohorod declined in importance.
Photo credit: Petro Vlasenko


A site of a once flourishing city. Where are we heading with our history? Who knows? Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 05:13, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


The fog bell of Chersonesos

An occult-looking sight.

The bell of Chersonesos in Chersonesos Taurica, Crimea, Ukraine is the symbol of Chersonesos and one of the main sights of Sevastopol.
Photo credit: Dmottl


Now, this is a featured picture on Wikimedia Commons and is considered one of the finest images. What is your opinions about it? Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:32, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Khotyn Fortress

A great monument of our history.

The Khotyn Fortress (Ukrainian: ?, Polish: twierdza w Chocimiu, Turkish: Hotin Kalesi, Romanian: Cetatea Hotinului) is a fortification complex located on the shores of the Dniester River in Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Construction on the current fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.
Photo credit: Galileo01


Man, you do not need to go around the world to find a great castles. Our country is so reach on them. A good marketing can bring a fortune on a sale of those. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:32, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Svirzh Castle

A grove-hid castle.

Svirz Castle (Ukrainian: , Svirz'kyi zamok) is a fortified aristocratic residence in Svirzh, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. It was originally built by the ?wirzski noble family in the 15th century. Inside the castle is a small church dating from 1546.
Photo credit: Petro Vlasenko


Is that where they filmed the three musketeers? A very well composed photo. Good background scenery plays well together with the roofs of the castle. The rolling hill by the lake and covered ... (with no trash around to a big surprise :) Do I really need to go any farther? It seems like its very scenery takes you back to the times when it was built. Now, isn't that romantic? Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:32, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Palanok Castle

Panorama of the Palanok Castle.

The Palanok Castle or Mukachevo Castle ([ "?", translit. Zamok "Palanok"] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); Hungarian: Munkács vára, Munkácsi vár) is a historic castle in the city of Mukachevo in the western Ukrainian oblast (province) of Zakarpattia. The Palanok Castle is delicately preserved,, and is located on a former 68 meter high volcanic hill. The castle complex consists of three parts: the high, middle, and low castle.
Photo credit: alexjourba


Guess where it is. Isn't that like in those fairy tales or what? Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 04:09, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Swallow's Nest

The Swallow's Nest is one of the Neo-Gothic châteaux fantastiques near Yalta; it was built in 1912..

Swallow's Nest is a mock-medieval castle near Yalta, in Crimea, Ukraine. It was built between 1911-1912 near Gaspra, on top of 40-meter (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff, to a Neo-Gothic design by the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood. The castle overlooks Ai-Todor cape of the Black Sea, accessible from the Atlantic Ocean, and is located near the remnants of the Roman castrum of Charax. Swallow's Nest is one of the most spectacular visitor attractions in Crimea.
Photo credit: Dmytro S.


Great image of a famous attraction in Crimea. --dima/talk/ 17:34, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Lviv Old Town

View of Lviv Old Town from the High Castle.

Lviv is a major city in western Ukraine, the administrative center of Lviv Oblast, and is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast. The city is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. The city is home to many industries and institutions of higher education such as the Lviv University and the Lviv Polytechnic. It has a philharmonic orchestra and the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has many architectural wonders and treasures. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary in September of 2006.
Photo credit: Lewa


Great panoramic view of the Lviv Old Town. --dima/talk/ 19:32, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


Pochayiv Lavra

Interiour view of the Pochayiv Lavra in Ukraine.

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.
Photo credit: Sergiy Klymenko


Definitely worth placing on the portal... excellent image including large view of the Pochayiv Lavra. --dima/talk/ 21:36, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Support strongly. Also note that the watermark is barely visible. Another plus. --Irpen 03:49, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


Chernivtsi

The square in front of the theater in Chernivtsi.

Chernivtsi is a historic city in the Northern Bukovina region of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Chernivtsi Oblast (province), and is also designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast. Chernivtsi is a major point of railway and highway crossings in the region, and also has an airport. The city is considered to have an illustrious history as one of Romania's greatest cultural and educational centres. In May 1999, Romania opened its consulate general in the city.
Photo credit: User:Davidley


I don't remember having any Bukovyna-region related pictures, and this one looks good. --dima/s-ko/ 01:51, 6 March 2007 (UTC)


Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

View on lower fortress of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle.

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city located on the Smotrich River in western Ukraine. Formerly the administrative center of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Oblast, the city is now the administrative center of the Kamianets-Podilskyi Raion (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 the 1941. The city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast.
Photo credit: Petro Vlasenko


The castle is a major historic as well as tourist attraction in Western Ukraine. Other images of the castle are also available for selection. --dima/s-ko/ 03:43, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


Potemkin Stairs

Potemkin Stairs in Odessa, Ukraine. The higher perspective allows a person to see both the stairs and landings.

The Potemkin Stairs is a giant stairway in Odessa, Ukraine. The stairs are considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and are the best known symbol of Odessa. The stairs were originally known as the Boulevard steps, the Giant Staircase, or the Richelieu steps. The top step is 12.5 meters (41 feet) wide, and the lowest step is 21.7 meters (70.8 feet) wide. The staircase is 27 meters high, and extends for 142 meters, but it gives the illusion of greater length. The stairs were so well designed that they create an optical illusion. A person looking down the stairs sees only the landings, and the steps are invisible, but a person looking up sees only steps, and the landings are invisible.
Photo credit: Dezidor


No pictures of Odessa yet, so this is a great one to begin with. --dima/s-ko/ 04:07, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


Streets of Mukacheve

Streets of Mukacheve in the old part of town.

The Mukacheve is a city located in the valley of the Latorytsia River in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. Today, the city is a rail terminus on a railway line and highway junction. The majority of the city's population consists of Ukrainian and Rusyns with a significant minority of Hungarians and Jews.
Photo credit: Alex Zelenko


Good picture (IMO) of the old part of town, of course there are more that we can choose from here: Commons:Category:Mukacheve --dima/s-ko/ 03:54, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Nice, I may have some as well, if so I'll post them up.--Riurik (discuss) 05:47, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


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Rotation

Please place links to other featured image candidates here, so that we san start rotating the image at the frontpage. Irpen 06:50, May 29, 2005 (UTC)


Riurik, thanks for remembering to rotate the pic. The current pic you chose is good IMO. Please always remember to take into account not only how interesting the image is but also the quality of the photographic work. However interesting, I don't think we need poor quality images at the fron page. This image I think is excellent in both content and quality. --Irpen 05:51, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Agree, it's the two rabbits guideline: content and quality. Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of those photographs (excluding those of the capital and Odessa).--Riurik (discuss) 05:32, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
I see the name for an image [[:Image:Island zmeinyi.jpg|Snake Island]] on this talk page, but no image. What is the reason?
My interest is the caption, "A depiction of the Ukraine's major sea island." It should read, "A depiction of Ukraine's major sea island." according to Name of Ukraine#Syntax. I have found image files sometimes sensitive to attempted changes, so that the file no longer displays once a change of caption is attempted. Can the caption for this image be changed? --Fartherred (talk) 20:22, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
I found the image file as [[File:Zmeinyi-sea.JPG]] . I think it should display here. Zmeinyi-sea.JPG --Fartherred (talk) 20:37, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
  1. ^ International Court of Justice: Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine)

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