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olvita on November 6, 2009

Larissa54 Контрасты

Nadia Kushnir on November 7, 2009


Anna Popova (Annushk… on November 9, 2009

В солнечных софитах ))

thor☼odin™ on November 21, 2009

Very beautiful Larissa Y* I wonder who lived here once and what nice nocturnas might have been given...:) Best wishes, Pete

Karel H. on November 25, 2009

Perfect light and great picture,

Greetings Karel

Ivan Tsyrkunovich on December 1, 2009

серьёзное здание.. эффектно смотрится

Larissa Ivchenko on December 12, 2009

The Kachanivka Park spreads over an area of 570 hectares (1407 acres) which makes it the biggest park in Ukraine and one of the biggest in Europe. 130 hectares of this area are ponds. There are several architectural landmarks of considerable architectural and historical value on the estate. Dozens of species of trees, hundreds of species of other plants, lanes and paths meandering through the Park, make it a place of paradisiacal beauty. Now Kachanivka is The State Historical and Cultural Preserve/

In the early 18th century there was a khutir (a very small village or a farmstead) sitting at a very picturesque place at the river Smosh. Several times a place to sell. A land owner of Greek descent, a chorister (Mihailo Kachenovsky or Kachoni - therefore Kachanivka) in the court of the Empress of Russia, and an overstressed royal diplomat for Catherine the Great were among the 18th century proprietors of land that has since been transformed into Ukraine’s largest park.

In the 19th century the owners of the Kachanivka estate was family of Tarnovsky's. In the 19th century the estate of Kachanivka was regularly visited by many prominent, and untold numbers of not so prominent, musicians, painters and poets, among who one finds figures of world fame: the composer M. Hlynka (Mikhail Glinka, composed the first Russian opera A Life for the Czar, 1836, and Ruslan and Lyudmila) and the writer M. Hohol (Nikolai Gogol, the author of Dead Souls, 1842, and Taras Bul'ba). Taras Shevchenko, a leading figure in the Ukrainian culture of the first half of the 19th century, was a guest of the Tarnovskys, on many occasions. It was in Kachanivka that he met a woman who was believed to have been the greatest love of his life.

Kachanivka is a place of fabulous beauty, paradisiacal beauty.

It was here that was written and first performed by the orchestra Marsh Chernomor's from Opera Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila. Here is the music

Larissa Ivchenko on December 12, 2009


Мне приятно, Оленька, что самое главное, что тебе понравилось - это контрасты.


Спасибо, Надя, меня теперь туда влечет. Надеюсь снова побывать весной


Целиком поддерживаю такую трактовку, так и есть.


On your questions I was tried to answer, dear Peter (see just above). And here I want to thank you for your expensive for me a yellow star.

Another musical greetings from Kachanivka. Romance Glinka "Не щебечи, соловейку" = "Not twittering, nightingale" also written here


Ahoj, Karle! Diky!

Ivan(HiV)Tsyrkunovic… Спасибо огромное, Иван, за приятное сообщение. Мне действительно очень радостно, что фото нравится вам.

thor☼odin™ on December 12, 2009

Dear Larissa thank you so much for this extensive outlining of the history of this place... What a park it must be!!! Warm wishes, Peter

Markus Rogawski on January 1, 2010

Great light! HAPPY 2010! Greetings from Berlin, Markus

Larissa Ivchenko on January 1, 2010


Markus Rogawski

Dear Peter and Markus!

Thank you very much! Happy New Year!

And here you can hear Ukrainian Carol Shchedryk (also known as the Carol of the Bells) see at Wiki and here

Best wishes from Ukraine and Kiev, Larissa

«»leszek«» on May 16, 2010

Красивaя фотография...

Привет из Польши, Лешек:)

Larissa Ivchenko on August 29, 2010

«»leszek«» Спасибо, Лешек!

«»leszek«» on September 4, 2010


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  • Uploaded on November 6, 2009
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    by Larissa Ivchenko
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ4
    • Taken on 2009/10/10 17:45:35
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 4.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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