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Find The Bedouin
Jews around Jaffa Gate
Bedouin Riding Camel
Great falls.
Camels at Sinai
siti khadijah market
Face Off - Cobra & Mongoose
Face Off - Cobra & Mongoose
Villa Deka
Honeymoon. Belbek
Stretchy sheep
Little ecologist.
Backyard Clematis
Hummingbird in flight
Ludington Sunset
Balloon Below
Sunset Ride
Summertime in the Garden !
13th Annual Photo Contest
Villa Deka

This picture was taken in Petrykivka village, historical location where folk artists live. Also, one of few places in Ukraine where folk artists still create folk are and pass it from generation to generation. We were going to make a volunteering project with Deka family, couple of third generation artists who ended up being jobless. Idea they had was to convert 100 year old clay houses where they grew up, into ethnographical museum (houses were anyway full of old furniture and objects of folk art). What they needed our help for, was to build couple of traditional clay houses and open a green tourism spot - which is novice for that part of Ukraine. So, what we did with 8 other volunteers that summer, is to build a house out of clay and straw. Building it, and hoping that green tourism in Ukraine will kick-off, right here, because the place and the family are amazing. That was very nice experience, and I hope that we will have more and more places like this, where both culture and nature are preserved and taken care of.

TAGS: Art, Ukraine, Well

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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© Galyna Uvarova.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2013
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 11, 2015, 3:19 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D90
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f9
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PHOTO LOCATION Petrykivka, Ukraine