The Krasnohirskiy Pokrovskiy Monastery is situated in the village of Bakayivka near the town of Zolotonosha in Cherkaska Oblast of Ukraine. The monastery is growing now. New nuns are coming here to live in. There is no space in the main monastery’s territory to accommodate all newcomers. Therefore, a new subsidiary of the monastery has started being developed at the opposite side of Bakiyivka. Such a separate part of a monastery is called a skete.
I am standing in the middle of the skete, trying to capture the process of constructing a new church. The crane is moving, and the group of constructors is intensively and loudly working, using their professional language, which has many specific terms and, unfortunately, a lot of swear-words. At this time, two nuns are walking behind me. I can hear their conversation:
Younger nun: “Do you know what these words mean?”
Older nun, suspiciously: “What words?”
Younger nun: “Well, the words "Mayna" and "Vira"”.
Older nun, with a sense of relief: “"Mayna!" means "Pull down!", and "Vira!" means "Lift up!"”
GPS coordinates: 49.69949 Lat, 32.06136 Long, 93 m
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ciakgiak (30433) 2011-04-10 14:10
molto interessante la foto che ci mostri, è la prima volta che vedo parte del processo di costruzione di una chiesa, e per di più con un'architettura così complessa.
Grazie per la condivisione amico mio, e grazie per la perfetta qualità.
Un caro abbraccio.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-04-10 14:53
Cool shot of this construction. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when finished.
ingvar (2088) 2011-04-10 15:50
Рад видеть, как - то потерялись мы...Я по асфальту серьезно прокатился в субботу, благодаря одной даме, что нас с Буцефалом не заметила...
НУ ничего будем живы, как говорится у нас...Строительство интересной церкви задокументировал, дело хорошее! Кстати по стилю старо-романские конструкции напоминает, снаружи, по крайней мере . Интересно будет посмотреть в готовом виде.
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-04-10 16:01
when the construction work will be done, I can imagine how beautiful will be. I hope Sergiy, that in the future you will show us the final result. So far looks so nice already. An excellent job. Thanks for sharing.
I like it a very much so.
All the best,
pajaran (65694) 2011-04-10 22:09
Izgradnja je u toku, savremeni kran i stara dobra crvena cigla ...
Lepa nova crkva, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar trenutak snimka i tekst.
Prijatan dan i dobar pocetak nove nedelje.
Construction is under way, a modern crane, and good old red brick ...
Beautiful new church, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
A good time recording and text.
Nice day and a good beginning of a new week.
All the best.
siolaw (38292) 2011-04-10 22:25
I can see they are building lots of new churches there, probably because the Soviet didn't allow them for a long time!
In France it is almost the opposite... they desacralize them and change to concert halls or anything!
Good framing of the event under superb bright light.
Interesting to note that the golden domes are ready already!
pablominto (53746) 2011-04-10 23:29
It is interesting to see how the old architecture arises again in modern times!
Impressive brick construction and the golden globes never stop to amaze...
A well composed documentary of the ongoing work!
siamesa (28127) 2011-04-11 0:36
Very interesting the dialogue of the nuns. It's very good to see this church being constructed. Excellent register.
dta (82308) 2011-04-11 0:57
Hello Sergiy ,
I could make the same comment than Laurent . Very interesting shot , and good contribution for TE . And with all these new buildings , you will not miss good subjects to photograph ;)
samson (2018) 2011-04-11 1:03
Loved your work on documenting the churches.
This photo really caps it all. You have captured a church being constructed too.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-04-11 1:15
it´s nice to see for us how is being built a Monastery.It makes great impression now,when it´s not finished.I can imagine how beautiful it will be,when it´s completed.I really like this kind of architecture.Apart from this,the photo has excellent quality,great contrast and superb,well-saturated colors.Thank you also for your informative note.
Have a nice day
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-11 3:10
Nice shot of the church under construction. Looks like , it will be beautiful when completed. Very humouros conversation between the nuns. Nice capture with the note.
adramad (49504) 2011-04-11 7:45
Undoubtedly one of the first pictures of the future church, very good POV allows us to see the intricate scaffolding and various domes and half domes, which will give a good harmony of the whole, all the workers doing their work.
Interesting and nice note, including nuns conversation.
Have a nice week. Best regards.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-11 8:34
Very curious shot! Very interesting too with this desicive moment well colected. Here too, the colors of the edifice arise very well in the blue of the sky. Beautiful diagonal too which give balalnce to the image.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-04-11 12:02
Sometimes I get the impression that all these buildings are quite old, but here I see a proof of the opposite. An interesting view, definitely!
serp2000 (45828) 2011-04-12 5:29
Грамотная точка съемки делает интереснее эту композицию.
Кран делит картинку на 2 части. Очень "духоподъёмный", как иногда говорят пастыри, кадр.
Всех благ и самые лучшие пожелания!
paololg (31448) 2011-04-12 14:38
Ciao dear Sergiy,
image composed in excellent way, with the diagonal of the crane that fills the sky of details. Very funny yours notes about the two nuns, it's always pleasant a bit of humor in TE! :-)))
Ciao, have a nice day!
macjake (72491) 2011-04-13 2:09
i enjoyed reading your write-up, somewhat comical in a way, with the conversation of the nuns.
interesting to see the new life of a church, we often see old churches with hundreds of years of history.
clean, clear, sharp presentation.
jhm (159925) 2011-04-13 4:24
Almost not to believe, a new church anno 2011 and also new nuns!
A splendid angle we get a wonderful sight on the new building.
Nice decoration, pleasant for look at.
Colors and sharpness are very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
axiotea (21651) 2011-04-13 8:15
It is interesting to see a church being built and what I like most is the contrast between the red bricks and the golden shiny domes. A nice sky as well providing a fine BG.
All the best
nikkitta (17068) 2011-04-14 16:26
Your notes are always interesting because is good to know the way and the problems you must cope to capture the image, this one is a very good one
A pity you reveal the magic that the finished churches and monasteries have once finished
Did you read from Kenn Follet The age of Cathedrals?
Waiting your shot the moment it is finish
dexy (341) 2011-04-15 6:29
Lepo izgleda nova crkva u izgradnji, srecan posao
jmdias (68615) 2011-08-06 3:07
impressive all these new monasteries and churches being build in ukraine while many churches are being abandoned in many places around the world. I guess all that faith that was caught during the communist times came to the light now, like flowers after a hard winter. nice image showing the monastery and its structure .
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16602)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-22
- Categories: Humorous, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From the Old Capital to the New One
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., 50°N (50th parallel north in Eastern Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 13:58