Sunday, September 14, 2014

UKRAINE - Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

"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." -

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!

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