Zabara: a place where time stands still

Zabara is a small village in Western Ukraine. The first mention of Zabara goes to 1675. You will not find any information about this place and probably have hard times locating it on a map. Zabara is located in South-East of Volhynia part of Ukraine and its history had been influenced by Kievan Rus’, cossacks,…

Post in white: blossom tree

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura.  The cherry blossom front moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January and typically reaches Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March or the beginning of April. It proceeds into areas at the higher altitudes and northward, arriving in Hokkaidō a…

Spring flowers

Spring means that everything bursts into bloom, and Moscow is all covered in bright colours. All photographs are taken in the apothecaries’ garden. The apothecaries’ garden is the oldest botanical garden in Russia. It was funded in 1706 by Peter the Great to grow medicinal herbs. The plants grown here were used not only to…