The most ancient temples of Kiev

Saint Sophia Cathedral
When erected: 1017-1022 or until 1037. The Church was founded at the beginning of the 18th century, when it was renovated in the Ukrainian Baroque style. The work was sponsored by Hetman Ivan Mazepa.
At which the Prince built: Volodymyr the Great, Yaroslav the Wise
What is remarkable: the only Church of Kiev and Ukraine, a fully preserved pre-Mongol times (considered to be the pre-Mongol period up to 1240 years). The interior of the Cathedral boasts unique frescoes of the 11th-12th centuries, including paintings, created by artists from Byzantium. In addition, in this temple is the famous sarcophagus, in which was buried one of the founders of the Cathedral Yaroslav the Wise. Unfortunately, Continue reading

The road to the Big dolmen from Camomile meadow

Virtual Korenovsk. Places worth to visit. Shapsug. The Krasnodar territory. The road to the dolmen from the Shapsug a Big camomile meadow (Gradana road)

Kradenoe road so named because in the nineteenth century, local residents were driven along that road on the mountain for chalk (kreid – chalk, Polska. Ukr.). On the panorama are clearly visible chalk road components.

Go to the dolmen Shapsug better on foot, leaving the car down the road. Very beautiful nature around. And very clean and rich air. At certain times of the year just a huge amount of edible mushrooms, so that to gather up in a half-hour a couple of plastic bags of delicious mushrooms in the pan with mushrooms it is always possible, despite the same number of mushroom pickers around, the mushrooms seems to never end.

The dolmen is included in the so-called “Shapsug geopathic zone”, “Shapsug anomalous zone” or “Shapsug triangle”, and, of course, is its main attraction. Continue reading