Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

Odessa - milieu with spike heels - h.i. h photo

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Practicals

Transport

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Odessa - tramway - h.i. h photo (2019)

Odessa - bus station Pryvoz - Ata photo

Odessa Oblast - Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (historically known as Akkerman) - taking the train . Ata photo

Odessa - This funicular runs alongside the Potemkin Stairs, connecting the Primorsky Boulevard with the Port - Ata photo

Odessa - aged taxi car - Ata photo

Food

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Odessa - Buffalo 99 - bortsch, Russian beetroot soup - Ata photo

Odessa - Relfie&Bakery - poppy-seed strudel - Ata photo

Odessa - dried salted fish - h.i. h photo

Shopping

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Odessa - souvenir shop - Ata photo

Odessa - Ostrov shopping mall - Ata photo

Odessa - lay figures standing in line - Ata photo

Fun

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Ukraine - Odessa - a sor of hippy car - f.a. photo

Odessa - cake shop installation - baby Napoleon - Ata photo

Odessa - Men's club - Ata photo

Public safety

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Odessa - watchcat - s.i. photo

Others

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Odessa - motor bikers - Ata photo

Odessa - burden sharing - Ata photo

Odessa - Soviet-made cars - Ata photo

Background

Odessa - City Hall - h.i. h photo

Destination in brief

Population (in 2021): about one  million

History

There was no other city in the former Soviet Union where such a large number of Jewish communities lived as in Odessa. In 1941, 350,000 people lived here, according to the census, then every third citizen of the city. The community is still significant today, with more than fifty thousand practicing the religion.
Odessa was founded relatively late in 1794 and immediately began to have a substantial economic and commercial development. In the 19th century, Jews were not allowed to settle down in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kyiv, so Odessa attracted almost all Jewish merchants (by the way, Armenians as well).

Nowadays

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Odessa - This kind of modern architecture draws up mixed opinions among the locals and visitors - Ata photo

Odessa - city center - h.i. h photo

Odessa - in the background - s.i. photo

Odessa - behind the scenes - s.i. photo

People

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Odessa - hobby chess players in the park - h.i. h photo

Odessa - modern market Pryvoz - aproned vendors - Ata photo

Odessa Oblast - Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (historically known as Akkerman) - to-be train passangers - Ata photo

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo (2021)

Odessa - midshipmen - Ata photo

Odessa - street vendor - h.i. h photo

Attractions

Opera and Ballett Theater

,, It has been the largest public building in the city since 1887. It was built on a slope. From a different angle, and the theater building appears to be of different heights and sizes. Its huge auditorium and unique acoustics made the opera famous.
I started my acquaintance with a pleasant ballet, the classic Giselle. The knowledge of the solo dancers who formed Albrecht and Giselle was terrific. (Ata, 2021)


Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo (2021)

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo (2021)

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Giselle, a classic ballet - Ata photo (2021)

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Giselle, a classic ballet - Ata photo (2021)

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - ballet Giselle - Ata photo

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Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - ballet Giselle - Ata photo

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - ballet Giselle - Ata photo

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo

Odessa - Opera and Ballet Theater - Ata photo

Potemkin steps

Odessa - Potemkin steps - Ata photo

Churches

Odessa - Preobrazhensky Cathedral - Ata photo

Odessa - Saint Panteleimon Othodox Church - Ata photo

Art Nouveau

Odessa - Art Nouveau architecture - g.a. photo

Odessa - Art Nouveau - Bristol - Ata photo

Odessa - Art Nouveau - Ata photo

Odessa - Art Nouveau - - Ata photo

Odessa - Art Nouveau - - Passage - Ata photo

Odessa - Art Nouveau - unrestored - Ata photo

Old Town

Odessa - Old Town -Ata photo

Odessa - Old Town -Ata photo

Odessa - Old Town with Soviet-made Lada car -Ata photo

Odessa - Old Town - Ata photo

Port area

Odessa - port area - Monument of sailor's wife - Ata photo

Odessa - Sculpture of the Golden baby at the port - Ata photo

Odessa - St Nicolas Church at the port - Ata photo

Odessa - Entrance of the port area - Ata photo

Museums

Museum of Western and Eastern Art

The building, the summer residence of the former wealthy merchant of Bessarabia, is more impressive than the museum's content.

Odessa - Museum of Western and Eastern Art - few original paintings - Ata photo

Odessa - Museum of Western and Eastern Art - The museum's highlight is a painting of a contemporary Ukrainian painter who depicted how Pontius Pilate would arrest Jesus these days. - Ata photo

The Jewish Quarter


The Jewish Quarter was a vast area. Today, the Ashkenazi live along Yevreiska Street and the small Orthodox community in the Zhukovskoho Street area.
Where now a circular shopping center stands on Hretska (i.e., Greek) Square, there were the shops of the Jewish merchants, and on the site of the Privoz Market stood Mikve, the ritual bath.
The largest synagogue in Odessa, Orthodox Brodska, houses the city archives, while the Choral Synagogue is still a community meeting place on Shabbat. There is also a cultural center where movies are screened, and exhibitions are held.
A beautiful example of peaceful religious coexistence is that 20 years old, the mosque of the Gagauz is just a few blocks from the Ashkenazi Synagogue.
Today, Odessa is still considered the largest Jewish city in Ukraine.

Odessa - Jewish Quarter - Jewish street - Ata photo

Odessa - Jewish Quarter - Ata photo

Odessa - Jewish Quarter - Ata photo

Odessa - Jewish Quarter - Ata photo

Odessa - Jewish Quarter - Ata photo

Odessa - Orthodox Jew - Ata photo

 Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (historically known as Akkerman) - Akkerman Fortress

Odessa Oblast - Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (historically known as Akkerman) - Akkerman Fortress - Ata photo

Odessa - Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (historically known as Akkerman) - Akkerman Fortress - Ata photo

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