"Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kiev, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988. The spiritual and intellectual influence of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra contributed to the spread of Orthodox thought and the Orthodox faith in the Russian world from the 17th to the 19th century." -http://whc.unesco.org
Postcard 1: Saint Sophia's Cathedral
Thank you so much for sending my first UNESCO Ukraine card, Marina! Hugs! =)
Postcard 2: Sunrise, Pechersk Lavra
This is so nice, Oksana! Thank you so much for this UNESCO card with lots of beautiful Ukrainian stamps!
Postcard 3: Daytime, Pechersk Lavra
"This card shows the most sacred Ukranian UNESCO WHS,
which is still a working monastery. It is a very popular tourist attraction.
Everyone who comes to the capital city Kyiv usually visit this holy place...", shares Kseniya. Thank you so much Kseniya for this great card!