This outdoor museum encompasses over 300 acres with displays from the ancient history of the area of Ukraine.
This centuries old windmill was used to grind grain into flour. Hard to tell from here but it was on a bearing stone which allowed it to be turned into the wind.
An old clay wall peasant house. Notice the buildup of clay on the bottom to divert rainwater away from the structure. Depending on what material was used for the thatch roof the roof would last anywhere from 30 to 80 years!
You can see that part of the clay was built up under an overhang so that you could sit outside. The living quarters with kitchen area. The red fabric hung in the corner was to help ward off evil spirits.
A few more buildings, beehives and a structure to house hogs.
Some of the flowers around the buildings and the last one shows the berries of a Ukrainian rose plant.
There were different artists there and here one showed off decorated eggshells which is a noted craft of Ukraine.
Some old fashioned dolls. Notice no eyes as that would have been a place for evil spirits to enter. Also well endowed to show fertility and the ability to raise a family.
Some of the fabrics from the artists. This is also a good place to buy traditional Ukraine clothing.
The Zurabincy Church from 1742 and the icons inside. This church is still used for weddings and baptisms.
Some of the countryside with horses and more windmills.
I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse of part of Ukraine. I look forward to coming back to this park and seeing more of it at some point in the future and maybe one of the events or concerts that they hold there since I only saw a small part on this visit.
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