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One Street Festival

This festival became popular with city residents and guests. We attended this festival dedicated to University Street.
One Street Festival brings together the city's history, culture and creativity. The festival moves from street to street, telling the residents and guests their story, introducing significant events and the people who used to live in the city before.

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One Street Festival4

One Street Festival4


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There are tours, lectures, presentations, fairs, workshops, performances, and charitable events for children and adults during the festival. In addition, we attended a knights’ tournament, where the members of a local reconstruction society showed themselves as warriors.
We also saw the table of the "Freedom to Pedestrian" initiative group. They talked to pedestrians, explained them the aims of their initiative group to them and asked the pedestrians to sign their petition on turning University Street into a pedestrian precinct.

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It was interesting to join the tours and to listen to the lectures during the One Street Festival dedicated to University Street. As the Kharkivites say, the city story began in this street. Here the Kharkiv Fortress was located, as well as the Governor's Palace and other historical buildings of the city. University Street is a street of Kharkiv’s prosperity, as people say.

The unofficial motto of the festival is, "Develop while having fun!" The organizers of the festival - historians, guides and artists, representatives of civil society organizations - contributed to the overall joy of the festival. They all strive to create a new identity of their city - the friendly and understandable Kharkiv.
You can reach University Street and the monastery park from the river embankment, if you climb a broad staircase. The locals call it Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv after its twin staircase in Odessa.

Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv

Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv


A view of Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv

A view of Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv


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A view from Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv

A view from Potiomkin Staircase of Kharkiv



A City Tour with Max

Tours with Max

Tours with Max


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Walking tours of Kharkiv have become very popular among the city residents and guests. Please do not miss a tour with Max Rosenfeld on a weekend. Follow the city advertisements. Almost every week there is this or that festival where you can listen to a city guide. If you are lucky, you will join a tour with Max. They do not charge you any exact fee, and you are free to leave the tour whenever you wish. However, the tour participants are asked for an affordable donation of UAH 70.
Maxim Rosenfeld is the author of the project "Kharkiv Tours with Max Rosenfeld”. He is a lecturer at the State Design and Arts Academy, assistant professor of the architecture department, an artist, a designer, the author of "The Globe of Kharkiv", and a connoisseur of this city. His web page.

Posted by Vic_IV 22:56 Archived in Ukraine

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