Photos Odessa
Photos Odessa

Photos - Odessa

The final destination of our 2006 Belarus - Ukraine tour was the city of Odessa, most famous from the Potemkin steps scene in Eisenstein’s film The Battleship Potemkin. We walked around Odessa for some days, visited the partisan catacombs and attempted to get into Transnistria. We shot many photos as always so our reader can judge for themselves if Odessa is worth a visit.

It was our intention to relax the last days of our holiday and spend most time on the beaches, restaurants and bars of the Arcadia. Bad weather however forced a change off plans and the last days of our holiday ended up more active then planned. Besides exploring Odessa did we visit the catacombs and museum of Partisan Glory in Nerubayskooe village. We also attempted to enter Transnistria a breakaway province from Moldova, but were not allowed in. All in all is Odessa an interesting destination well worth to stay some days, but it can not match the Crimea or Kiev.

Odessa - Potemkin stairs

The Potemkin stairs, Odessa and the Ukraine’s most famous landmark

Odessa - Potemkin stairs

The Potemkin stairs, famous from the movie

Odessa - Potemkin stairs

Enjoying the nice Black Sea climate on the Potemkin stairs

Odessa - Potemkin stairs

The famous Potemkin stairs from Sergei Eisenstein’s movie

Odessa - Potyomkin sailors monument

The Monument to Potyomkin Sailors in Odessa dating from 1965

Odessa - Potyomkin sailors monument

The Potyomkin sailors monument stood in Ekaterininskaya street

Odessa - Potyomkin sailors monument

The Potyomkin Sailors Monument moved to Tamozhennaya Square

Odessa - Odessa hero city obelisk

Obelisk in honour of the Hero City of Odessa on April 10 Square

Odessa - Odessa hero city obelisk

Odessa Hero City Obelisk erected in 1985 at the end of the USSR

Odessa - Odessa hero city obelisk

Lenin order and gold star medal for the Odessa Hero City

Odessa - Odessa hero city obelisk

Gold star medal awarded to Odessa for its defence in World War II

Odessa - Odessa hero city obelisk

Lenin Order on a section of the Odessa Hero City monument

Odessa - Heroes of the USSR memorial

Odessa memorial dedicated to local heroes of the Soviet Union

Odessa - Heroes of the USSR memorial

Sculpture of a worker part the Odessa Memorial to Soviet heroes

Odessa - Grigory Vakulinchuk statue

Statue of Grigory Vakulinchuk a sailor from battleship Potemkin

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