Village of Volodimirovka near Krasnokutsk was the third stop of our two-day bike trip over old Ukrainian estates in Kharkiv oblast. In this village old estate of Natalivka is situated. The estate was named by its owner, wealthy sugar manufacturer Ivan Kharitonenko, after his grand daughter Natalia. The main house of the estate has been lost, but its landscape park, entrance gate and church have remained.
This Svyato-Preobrazhenska (Holy Transfiguration) church (1911 – 1913) was designed by Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect known in particular as the author of Lenin’s Mausoleum.
GPS coordinates: 50.07500 Lat, 35.28000 Long, 135 m
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daddo (24243) 2009-06-29 3:10
Zdravo Sergiy. I never tire of looking at orthodox churches from Russia and the Ukraine.To my eyes they are exotic and an emblem of the east.In addition, they are inevitably graceful and uplifting. Even a smaller one like this one looks charming. beautiful stone carvings and icon, not to mention the domes.Regards. Klaudio.
jhm (139168) 2009-06-29 5:52
Extraordinarily with these dome above.
I look at to your other pictures, also these are very lovely.
Good perspective and a lovely place for a good stroll.
Composition and presentation are attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
saxo042 (37558) 2009-06-29 7:20
Unusual roof colours but very attractive here, I admire your composition with this off-centre POV. Interesting place! Also interesting to see that this is not far from Poltava, where Sweden lost the battle nearly exactly 300 years ago!
vasilpro (40933) 2009-06-29 7:43
Very beautiful and interesting architecture dome details in this church. I like the colors and the contrast.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-29 10:39
A superb orthodox church very well collected with many details. I like too the good balalnce of your composition with the church well located in the image. The blue color of the roof arise very well in the image.
shevchenko (19279) 2009-06-29 19:27
Interesting composition to show an unique church, attractive the big dome, what a church surrounding by clumps, good discover on it, very nice artistic carving on the walls, thanks for sharing.
npecanhuk (65434) 2009-06-30 13:33
Sharpness here is so good I can see tiny details in the wonderful architecture of that church!
Exposure, colors, pov and composition are all excellent too!
Good visiting little pieces of Ukraine thru your eyes!
TFS - congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
JCG (35129) 2009-07-01 7:16
A church in the purest style of the area !!! Architectural jewel which you placed well in the landscape. I like much qualities of the image which enables us to appreciate each detail with pleasure. The roof is really impressive. Beautiful and interesting photo just like your note, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
maloutim (9637) 2009-08-11 6:30
Very nice church, typical of the oriental style! I like the two pointed cupolas: One dark blue and its little golden sister on the left, the colour of which comes out very well against the greenery! The turquoise tiles give a great effect too!
Unusual for us westeners!
TFS. I hope you are enjoying a great holiday!
pajaran (52038) 2009-11-23 0:36
Dobar dan, neka bude suncan.
Pravo remek delo, arhitektura koja ostavlja utisak prikazana fotografijom koja ima sve dobro.
Puno pozdrava, imajte lep suncan dan, Paja.
SaidQirimli (480) 2010-01-27 7:17
Отличное фото! Очень интересную архитектуру сия церква имеет,видел подобную во Пскове,кстати. Грибоподобный купол бесподобен.Спасибо за репрезент!
kordinator (17515) 2010-08-22 4:58
Beautiful and interesting architecture details.
I like the colors and the contrast.
I'm not very well understood from the text, that the church still in use, I think you are held sacred liturgy in it?
Regards dear friend
I'll have to buy a good bicycle. :)
yeln (11504) 2010-11-17 6:09
lepa arhitektura polna različnih detajlov in odličnimi barvami, ki so meni zelo všeč! vidim, da brez zlata na kupolah tudi ne gre. lepo delo, ki ga človek pogleda z užitkom!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-03-11 18:21
Very pretty image. I love the roof color and the dome. Nice trees on the back with beautiful flowers on the side.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Old Ukrainian Estates
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., 50°N (50th parallel north in Eastern Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-29 2:48
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