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Chernivtsi (Чернівці)

The principal city of historic Bucovina, Chernivtsi has spent much of its history fought over by rival powers. Though a fortified settlement existed on the site during the period of the Kievan Rus, for the better part of its medieval history (beginning in 1359) as the Moldavian city of Cernăuţi. Made the capital of the Austrian Duchy of Bukovina under the name of Czernowitz, it became a rich and important center of Romanian, Ruthenian and Jewish culture. Romanian during the interwar period, it was carved away from Bucharest's control following the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and attached to the Ukrainian SSR. Though most of its multicultural fabric was lost in World War II, the city remains one of Ukraine's most picturesque and charming.
A grey day over vul Holovna
A grey day over vul Holovna
Historic facades along vul Ivana Franka
Historic facades along vul Ivana Franka
View up vul Ivana Franka
View up vul Ivana Franka
Regional Museum on Ivana Franka
Regional Museum on Ivana Franka
pl Tsentralna
pl Tsentralna
Chernivtsi City Hall
Chernivtsi City Hall
Movie theatre on vul Universytetska
Movie theatre on vul Universytetska
Austro-Hungarian facades on Universytetska
Austro-Hungarian facades on Universytetska
Entrance to Chernivtsi University at the street's end
Entrance to Chernivtsi University at the street's end
Chernivtsi University
Chernivtsi University
Seminarska Church in the university grounds
Seminarska Church in the university grounds
Main gate into the university
Main gate into the university
Detail on the university building
Detail on the university building
Corner of the university building
Corner of the university building
Ceremonial Hall in the university
Ceremonial Hall in the university
Ceiling of the Ceremonial Hall
Ceiling of the Ceremonial Hall
Courtyard behind the university
Courtyard behind the university
Hall within the university
Hall within the university
Ceiling of the Marmurovy Zal
Ceiling of the Marmurovy Zal
View across the courtyard to Seminarska Church
View across the courtyard to Seminarska Church
Seminarska Church and Hanseatic-style facade
Seminarska Church and Hanseatic-style facade
View across the courtyard
View across the courtyard
Courtyard and outer gate
Courtyard and outer gate
Below the university gate
Below the university gate
pl Filarmoniyi
pl Filarmoniyi
Corner of pl Filarmoniyi
Corner of pl Filarmoniyi
Art Nouveau Hotel Bristol
Art Nouveau Hotel Bristol
Paraskevya Church
Paraskevya Church
North end of vul Holovna
North end of vul Holovna
Ripped up stretch of vul Sahaydachnoho
Ripped up stretch of vul Sahaydachnoho
Romanian-built St. Nicholas Cathedral
Romanian-built St. Nicholas Cathedral
Front facade of St. Nicholas Cathedral
Front facade of St. Nicholas Cathedral
Turret of St. Nicholas Cathedral
Turret of St. Nicholas Cathedral
View up vul Ruska
View up vul Ruska
Uniate Cathedral on vul Ruska
Uniate Cathedral on vul Ruska
Former Armenian Cathedral
Former Armenian Cathedral
Orthodox Cathedral on Saborna pl
Orthodox Cathedral on Saborna pl
Orthodox Cathedral and statue
Orthodox Cathedral and statue
Chernivtsi Theatre
Chernivtsi Theatre
Grand facades on Teatralna pl
Grand facades on Teatralna pl
Frontal view of the theatre
Frontal view of the theatre
Medical University on Teatralna Pl
Medical University on Teatralna Pl
Teatralna Pl
Teatralna Pl
Chernivtsi skyline from the top of City Hall
Chernivtsi skyline from the top of City Hall
View over pl Tsentralna
View over pl Tsentralna
Looking down vul Holovna
Looking down vul Holovna
View over the top of Teatralna pl
View over the top of Teatralna pl
Looking across Teatralna pl
Looking across Teatralna pl
vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Looking down vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Looking down vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Another view of Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Another view of Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Polish Catholic Church
Polish Catholic Church
Blue skies over the Orthodox Cathedral
Blue skies over the Orthodox Cathedral
Soviet war memorial on Saborna pl
Soviet war memorial on Saborna pl
Building overlooking Saborna pl
Building overlooking Saborna pl
Cafe in a restored building
Cafe in a restored building
Cars parked along vul Zankovetskoyi
Cars parked along vul Zankovetskoyi
Chernivtsi Philharmonic
Chernivtsi Philharmonic
Blue sky over pl Filarmoniyi
Blue sky over pl Filarmoniyi
Paraskevya Church under clear skies
Paraskevya Church under clear skies
Building at the north end of Holovna
Building at the north end of Holovna
Shevchenko statue on pl Tsentralna
Shevchenko statue on pl Tsentralna
Election booth for Tymoshenko's campaign
Election booth for Tymoshenko's campaign
Sunlit facades on vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Sunlit facades on vul Olga Kobylyanskoyi
Beside the former Armenian Church
Beside the former Armenian Church
Uniate Cathedral under clear skies
Uniate Cathedral under clear skies
Memorial sculpture near the Uniate Cathedral
Memorial sculpture near the Uniate Cathedral
Domes of St. Nicholas Cathedral
Domes of St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
Soviet tank on vul Yuriya
Soviet tank on vul Yuriya
Chernivtsi Central Rail Station
Chernivtsi Central Rail Station
A glass and bottle of kvas
A glass and bottle of kvas