aerial view  

This is the third in the sequence of photos made by Yuri Beyduk in May 2000 at the Kam'yanetz balloon festival. Here the balloon has moved slightly from the photo 2 but is still over the Smotrich where it flows deep in the middle of the double line of trees, from the right side of the photo and curves off the bottom center. Then it is flowing in the opposite direction to the left of the causeway bridge and starting into another bend off the photo's left side. In the center we see the medieval castle and just beyond it the 17th century bastion trace fortification that was designed for artillery, to modernize the defenses. To the left of the castle, down in the river valley is the red roof of the cavaranasary complex, where medieval traders from Asia and Europe met.


Return to Xenophon. Return to Ruscity. Return to Rushistory. Return to Ukraine.