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Walk in Nikolsko-Botanical: the haunted house and Gothic doll castle

One of the smaller streets in Kiev Nikolsko-Botanical (adjacent to St. Lva Tolstogo), near the Botanical garden. Fomina. It was originally St. Nicholas, in honor of Emperor Nicholas I, but in 1869 it was renamed the Botanical. After a century, names merged into one, and since 1944 it has not changed. The street houses many memorial plaques. On the corner of the house №17/4 have a bas-relief dedicated to the pilot, the squadron commander of the women’s Hope Fedotenko. She made 56 sorties during the Second world war.

The house of the Ambassador and professors

Six-storey building on the street. Nikolsko-Botanical, 14, call the Professor. It has an unusual balcony, which is supported by buttresses, resembling octopus tentacles. Here lived a literary scholar Oleksandr Biletsky (square 9) and mathematician Joseph Shtokalo (sq 19). Their neighbours were a scientist in the field of hydraulics, he was the first rector of Kyiv automobile and road Institute Yuri Dudenkov (square 54) and the Director of the Botanical garden. Fomin Ivan Bilokon (sq 49). To get closer to home, you need to overcome a few tens of degrees, but to get inside is not so simple — the yard nahoditsya protection. The locals say that it appeared after the house is settled by the canadian Ambassador.

A mystical abode of the critic

On the street Nikolsko-Botanical, an 11-and — abandoned mansion. Its Windows bricked and boarded up, the doors — padlock. Visible large cracks on the walls. Due to the frightening form appeared and mystical legends. Some say that the house is haunted by the ghosts of, while others claim that the building was built on a site with bad energy, because failure brings to all who live there. The building is distinguished by Grigory Pavlutsky, historian and the first professional art historian in Kiev, who lived in it. He participated in the development of small and large arms of Ukraine and images of banknotes. Died in Kiev in 1924.

Century-old doll house Gothic

The most colorful mansion is located at Nikolsko-Botanical, 4. Pink-and-white three-story building in neo-Gothic style reminiscent of a Dollhouse. It is possible to see miniature turrets and Windows like in old castles. And yet — a lot of fine fretwork before the main entrance, which adds to the construction of particular scenic beauty. The building is privately owned, therefore to come in from a passer-by will not work. The mansion more than a century. It was built in 1897 as a dwelling house. By the way, near the mansion there is a small garden where the bright blooming flowerbed.

Presidential apartment

At first glance, the five-storey residential building on ul. Nikolsko-Botanical, 1/16, built in the early twentieth century, unremarkable, and though erected in modern style by the famous architect Nikolay Yaskevich (was designed more than 30 houses in Kiev). But thanks to its famous residents hit the city’s history. The apartment No. 20 lived the first President of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences Volodymyr Vernadsky, the name given to the Boulevard in Svyatoshyn. And Professor of Kyiv University, economist Leonid Yasnopolskiy (sq 3). Lived in this house, already in the years of independence, Ukrainian writer Mykola Oliynyk (sq No. 14), author of the novel “the Daughter of Prometheus”. By the way, is in the house and a small courtyard, where the rest of the occupants and where I can go passers-by.

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