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Kamyanets-Podilsky

Камянець-Подільський

Founded by the Kievan Rus in the mid-11th century and destroyed by the Mongols in 1241, Kamyanets-Podilsky spent most of its latter history as part of Poland. Annexed by Russia after the Second Partition of Poland, it later was included in a series of brief post-WWI Ukrainian states before finally being incorporated into the Ukrainian SSR. Battered in World War II, much of its Old Town is still being restored and/or reconstructed, but its stark medieval fortress still looms dramatically over the ruggedly green Smotrych River valley.
New Bridge over the Smotrych gorge
New Bridge over the Smotrych gorge
Old turret overlooking the river gorge
Old turret overlooking the river gorge
Glimpses of the old town beyond the trees
Glimpses of the old town beyond the trees
High above the Smotrych River
High above the Smotrych River
Restored sections of the old town
Restored sections of the old town
Church under reconstruction in the old town
Church under reconstruction in the old town
City Hall
City Hall
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Restored chapel on the old market square
Restored chapel on the old market square
Beside the Old Town Hall
Beside the Old Town Hall
Exterior of the Dominican Church
Exterior of the Dominican Church
Park on the old Armenian Market Square
Park on the old Armenian Market Square
Dominican Monastery Church
Dominican Monastery Church
St. Trinity's Church
St. Trinity's Church
Panorama of Kamyanets-Podilsky Fortress
Panorama of Kamyanets-Podilsky Fortress
View down the castle approach
View down the castle approach
Fortifications atop the Smotrych gorge
Fortifications atop the Smotrych gorge
On the approach to the fortress
On the approach to the fortress
Semi-rural lane and wooden church
Semi-rural lane and wooden church
Fortress and former Turkish Bridge
Fortress and former Turkish Bridge
Cobblestone path leading to the entrance
Cobblestone path leading to the entrance
Pair of turrets and newer building in the grounds
Pair of turrets and newer building in the grounds
Tourists trying their hand at archery
Tourists trying their hand at archery
Wooden carts along the interior walls
Wooden carts along the interior walls
Turret and walls of the New Fortress
Turret and walls of the New Fortress
In the restored guards' passage
In the restored guards' passage
Life is danger?
Life is danger?
Path along the battlement
Path along the battlement
Pair of turrets viewed through an embrasure
Pair of turrets viewed through an embrasure
Cannons and carts in the courtyard
Cannons and carts in the courtyard
Distant stone circle viewed from the battlements
Distant stone circle viewed from the battlements
Restored turret and ruined tower
Restored turret and ruined tower
Old Town view from the castle walls
Old Town view from the castle walls
Modern cathedral in the hills beyond
Modern cathedral in the hills beyond
Looking down the river valley
Looking down the river valley
View of the castle from below
View of the castle from below
Crossing a shaky footbridge
Crossing a shaky footbridge
Wooden church and fortress above
Wooden church and fortress above
Snail on the rural road
Snail on the rural road
Wild flowers beside the wooden church
Wild flowers beside the wooden church
Statuary below St. Trinity's Church
Statuary below St. Trinity's Church
Saint's column outside Peter & Paul's Cathedral
Saint's column outside Peter & Paul's Cathedral
Papal statue on the cathedral grounds
Papal statue on the cathedral grounds
Cathedral of Sts. Peter Paul from the back courtyard
Cathedral of Sts. Peter Paul from the back courtyard
Restored buildings in the old town
Restored buildings in the old town
Belltower of the Armenian Church of St. Nicholas
Belltower of the Armenian Church of St. Nicholas
Path leading to the Church of the Annunciation
Path leading to the Church of the Annunciation
Old town buildings under reconstruction
"Old town" buildings under reconstruction
Smotrych river gorge and palace above
Smotrych river gorge and palace above
Old town street
Old town street
Old architecture flanked by ongoing reconstruction
Old architecture flanked by ongoing reconstruction
Trickle of a waterfall above the gorge
Trickle of a waterfall above the gorge