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Interesting Ukraine: Shenborn Castle in Transcarpathia
In 1890 – 1895, Count Bucheim Schönborn built a castle on the site of a wooden house. The castle of Shenborn is interesting also because it has a so-called astronomical structure. In it, the number of windows – 365 – corresponds to the number of days per year; 52 rooms correspond to the number of weeks, and 12 entrances – to the number of months.
The castle is built of brick and covered with original tiles. The architectural style of the castle is similar to many French castles in the Renaissance style of the “Musketeers”. Continue reading
Acquaintance with Bukovel’s tracks: the secrets of a good ride
As a rule, the official opening of the ski season in Bukovel takes place in the last week of November, at the beginning of December. In the first weeks it works from 3 to 5 tracks: 1A, 2A, 7A, 5A, 5B, the rest are launched as the tourists arrive. Trails for extreme professionals will be the last to open.
The resort has a large number of slopes, which are in good condition, there is always snow on them (“snow cannons” will insure if there is no natural snow). There are trails for all categories of skiers for a professional, and for a beginner (giant slalom, mogul trail with artificially created mounds, a snowpark is a territory with jibbing figures). Continue reading