About 12 kms south of Kiev Ukraine lies the village of Pirogovo which contains the Pirogovo Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. It is a 370 acre open air museum showing the cultural history of Ukraine. The site contains folk architecture brought from all parts of Ukraine and reassembled there.
The setting is rural as is the display, ancient buildings, a church that dates back to 1742, windmills, old houses, art and handicrafts. On festival days in Ukraine there are displays at the site which are well worth seeing.
There are records of habitation at the sight since the 1600s and its setting is ideal for an exhibit like this. Rolling country away from the city although close enough to easily reach it. In summer it is beautiful with wild flowers walks, streams, horses, all redolent of the times gone by.
It is an official state museum although the setting is far from the traditional museum building environment. It’s a rally great day out in the country with a combination of rural life, fascinating buildings and real history as it was lived.
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Wow. Great pictures! You have been everywhere. Lucky you! Do you have a favourite place/location?
Tanks very much. I have often thought about my favourite but have never been able to decide. I think that everywhere is different and everywhere has its own magic if you are open to it. I can go back to places I have ben before and find it all new. I suppose my favourite place is the next journey I am going on!
Yes-a great way to look at it!
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