Photographer's Note

The Ukrainian city of Novomoskovsk is famous for its Sviato-Troitskiy Sobor (Holy Trinity Cathedral), built in 1775 – 1778 from wood without any nails in the style of Ukrainian Baroque. The church was consecrated on May 13 1778; so on the day of taking this picture it was 231 years or more precisely 84432 days old. For this time the cathedral was on the verge of destruction three times and each time it was saved. The cathedral was closed, turned into a museum and even mined.

The church is listed among the 100 greatest monuments of wooden architecture. Its main building has 9 towers with a cupola and a cross. They are situated in such a way, that from any point of view only 8 of them are visible.

The history of the cathedral underlies in the "Sobor" ("Cathedral") novel, written by Oles Honchar, an Ukrainian writer and fighter for the reinstatement of the Ukrainian culture. The novel, written in 1969, was unauthorized in Soviet times till 1987, when the perestroika started.

GPS coordinates: 48.62796 Lat, 35.26259 Long, 61 m

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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1933 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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