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I thought this shot provided an interesting commentary on post independent Ukraine. In a country where private wealth is held by the relatively few, and public funds are scarce and badly managed, itís the church (and the banks) which can afford to go in for expensive refurbishment. Itís also interesting that after 74 years of religious suppression, thereís been a popular revival since the ending of restrictions.

The scene is from the station at Chervenograd, where a regular market (ринок, as seen on the sign behind the lorries) is held next to the station yard. The derelict lorries are used as makeshift stores for the stallholders. I like the way the church is sandwiched between this and the standard issue Soviet flats beyond.

I was on a local train from Kovel to Lviv, and the composition was limited to the view from my carriage window. A pity about the leaning mast to the left of he church.

PP, some tweaking of levels in PS.

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Additional Photos by Richard Gatward (RGatward) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3754 W: 141 N: 3794] (20108)
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