This is Pochaivska Lavra in western Ukraine. It is beautiful on the outside. The churches and buildings are gorgeous. Unfortunately the people on the inside are not so beautiful. This is still a part of the Moscow patriarchy, a remaining vestige of the old Soviet occupation.

The image should be viewed large. It was captured using a Canon EOS 1Ds, 100 iso, f/9@1/400 sec at 11:30 A.M. and at 135mm.

I’m a north jersey based photographer specializing in events and school pictures. I’m also an adjunct professor of photography. My web site:

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  • Barssel
    Barsselover 5 years ago

    This would make a great addition to the Horse and Rider group

  • I appreciate the idea. I think I’ll go join .

    – Yuri Lev

  • walela
    walelaover 5 years ago

    Such a lovely view!

  • Thank you Walela :-)

    – Yuri Lev

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Great landscape!!!

  • Thank you Cee…it was a fun place to visit.

    – Yuri Lev

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous scene, Yuri!!

  • Thank you Laurie, much appreciated.

    – Yuri Lev

  • orenh
    orenhalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you.

    – Yuri Lev

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