This Saint Nicholas church built in 1794 is an architectural monument and is rated among the top-100 cultural sights of Ukraine. It was designed by Nikolay Lvov as the burial-vault of Kochubeys family, who possessed of the village of Dikanka before 1917. The church is situated at the outskirts of Dikanka, a kilometer's walk from the Dikanka’s triumphal arch.
After the revolusion of 1917 the church was closed and opened several times. Since 1963 it was used as an atheistic museum, and since 1985 it was a department of the state historical and regional museum. On July 16 1989 the church was reopened and consecrated again.
You can see the entrance facade of the church in the additional photo.
GPS coordinates: 49.80816 Lat, 34.54082 Long, 169 m
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pajaran (54556) 2010-06-03 10:42
Stara dobra arhitektura lepe crkve, odlican motiv ...
Mnogo je godina i generacija proslo kroz crkvu, pamti dobra i ljude, dobar rad, lepa fotografija. Svidja mi se vas rad, cestitam vam.
Imajte lepe dane, uspeh u radu i dobro zdravlje, zeli vam Paja.
Good old beautiful church architecture, excellent theme ...
Many years and generations have passed through the church, and remembers the good people, good work, beautiful photos. I like your work, I congratulate you.
Keep a nice day, success in work and good health, you want Paja.
saxo042 (37602) 2010-06-03 11:07
A well composed picture with the cross giving good depth. An interesting form of the church and, as usual, a very good note!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-03 12:29
Excellent presentation of this small charming old church. The POV with the croos in the FG give a very great depht to the image. Nice natural color under this beautiful blue sky.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-06-03 12:47
A nice church with shining highlights that make the photo luminous, the foreground cross sets the context
Have a nice da yjY
francio64 (39675) 2010-06-03 13:45
architettura molto particolare quella di questa chiesa.
Sembra di vedere un mausoleo.
Ottima gestione della luce e contrasto con il cielo.
Bella la croce di legno in primo piano a completare la composizione.
vasilpro (41091) 2010-06-03 14:08
Wonderful architectural composition, lovely colors, beautiful light management, excellent POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
siamesa (27761) 2010-06-03 14:36
Boa noite Sergiy
Even before see your name I knew that it was yours photo.This is Lorena cross, I think, because it has a small arm.The church is simply magnificent. Congratulations.
kordinator (19856) 2010-06-04 3:29
Amazing old ortodox churc.
You're a nice fit between the beautiful wooden cross and two old trees on the other side.
Krsna slava of my family is St. Nicholas.
Happy me your new photo.
Beautiful natural colors and lights.
JCG (35129) 2010-06-04 6:05
On your very interesting complementary photograph also, this side of this church, rather its architecture, makes me think of part of the White House of the United States !!! Beautiful development of this church with this cross on the right which gives depth to this luminous image and of an excellent clearness. Good photograph with an instructive comment, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
sacimar (26201) 2010-06-04 15:10
good composition, I like this old church, the architecture is interesting, the details are also good, well seen,
Have a good weekend!
dip (23822) 2010-06-05 1:05
beautiful old church,I like the architecture with circular ground plan,
there are not many churches in Europe in rotonta architectural style,
excellent taken with great clarity and sharpness,beautiful natural colors and good lighting,
Thanks for sharing,
ines8 (6108) 2010-06-05 7:31
Beautiful picture, excellent POV, superb details and clarity.
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-06-06 15:55
Amazing cross, wonderful church, fine weather, nice lightness and brightness, superb colors. Good work.
pablominto (53746) 2010-06-07 0:27
The wooden cross makes an original frame for the church!
I notice the special architecture as it isn't often one sees a circular layout...
The composition is well balanced with good depth, lovely natural colours!
maloutim (9639) 2010-06-07 2:44
A nice testimony of the past!This church looks quite different with its round shape!
The wooden cross in the foreground gives the photo some depth; and the contrast between the overgrown cemetery and the well-tended church surroundings gives a good effect! The wild flowers make for a springy atmosphere, which makes us think the dead are not so unhappy where they are. It's a change with the usual dark, gloomy atmosphere of cemeteries!
mkamionka (32367) 2010-06-08 2:08
one more charming orthodox church, again so different from the previous ones. Nice use of the cross as a foreground.
Very well done,
wojtpod (774) 2010-06-09 12:32
Nice composition with wooden cross and white church. Original achitecture, and natural colors.
belido (19934) 2010-06-10 12:10
I miss TE and I'm sure your photos has part on that feeling. You are definitely the kind of the church buildings :) Lovely color/light combination and incredible definition. Very well composed with the cross filling the right side and the church as the main attraction. Very good work!
josepmarin (57885) 2010-06-13 8:16
I like the framing chosen in order to superpose the cross on the wonderful architecture of the church, in a beautiful image that attracts our looks, forming a very elegant and attractive composition.
A great work with the light and the colors.
It's an excellent work, my friend.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-06-14 8:47
Cette église a retrouvé sa fonction première après de longues années. L'architecture n'a pas pris une ride. J'aime cette croix bien particulière au premier plan.
siolaw (38292) 2010-06-19 12:07
Good view at the church from the cemetery, keeping the big wooden cross on the side to balance the shot. Colors and sharpness are of superb quality
skippy007 (12510) 2010-06-20 19:21
Hello Sergiy, It's good to hear that after it's history this old church is now once more open for worship. Although not always the case we often see small churches with their own cemetery, I think this happens more often in small tows or villages. Excellent quality image, colour, detail & light are super, the wooden cross adds depth & puts it all in context.
fabianoleite (9671) 2010-07-11 19:15
Good combination of church and cemetery. The wooden cross creates a nice balance with the church on the left. Good composition. Congratulations!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-22 9:34
Very beautiful church with so much architectural details. I like the wooden cross place nicely in the front. Very informative note. Clear picture with good colors.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: From the Old Capital to the New One
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., All Saints Cemeteries Pol Ukr Hung Lithuania, 50°N (50th parallel north in Eastern Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-03 10:26