RU  UK  EN
Статьи  >  Visit  >  History of the street: Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue

History of the street: Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue

Автор: 18.03.2019 | Ukraine, history of the street
With this feature on the main street of Dnipro, Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue, we continue our rubric, dedicated to the history of differnt streets. Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue is not just a central and most important street of Dnipro in every respect – it is also the picture of the many-centuries-long history of the city.

Located on the banks of the namesake river, this Ukrainian metropolis since its very foundation in 18th century has played a most important role in the life of the country because trade, industry and agriculture have always been on the highest level there. Nowadays Dnipro is also a bulwark of a kind, a fortress of Ukrainian independence, a serious modern culture centre with a million citizens.1453035_original.jpgPhoto macos.livejournal.com

Main street of the city exists for just as long as the city itself; the latter one went trough being Katerynoslav, Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipro – the way it is called now. By the way, the main traffic artery didn’t escape destiny of renaming – today’s Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue used to be called in honor of Karl Marx and prior to that it was Katerynynski Avenue. It owes its coming into being to an outstanding architect Ivan Starov who as far back as in eighteenth century, when majority of cities of the Russian Empire developed chaotically, thought in general layouts and saw what was “convenient” and “practical”. It was his idea to locate most important transportation, trade, culture and administrative institutions on a long street that starts from a railway station and its vicinity; this lead to present-day avenue being an adornment of Dnipro where one can both have rest and work.1453277_original.jpgPhoto macos.livejournal.co

Spirit of the 19th century is best felt in inner yards and parkways of all other places; their fame spread all over the empire because spending on their maintenance was higher than on any other local city. This entire splendor has come down to us in as nearly as pristine condition. The word is that even trees – namely acacia – bought for the place were most expensive and rulers of other Ukrainian cities – Kyiv, Odessa and Kharkiv – used to come there to learn advanced city development. One can safely say that today the avenue is an oasis of the past in the very heart of Ukrainian industrial centre.

By the way, Dmytro Yavornytsky himself, the person whose name the main street of the city has, a famous philologist, historian, ethnographer and a patriot, gained fame because, aside from his scientific works, he guided a special tour around Dnipro – he held the tour around its central part for Tsar Nicholas II himself. Even more, he spoke about landmarks in Ukrainian thus evoking discontent among the entourage. However the monarch himself was so interested that he didn’t focus attention on language issue – he was just admiring what he was seeing. And there were things to look at, indeed: first cinemas Luxe, Modern and Palace, electric streetlights, winter theatre, museums, splendid ambulance stations. The city was home to money that made it popular and had its population grow by leaps and bounds.IMG_3174.jpegPhoto dp.informator.ua

The oldest local building is a silk-wool factory in a building under the number 106. It was built in the late XVIII century.

Local tour guides call the Governor’s house, built in the middle of 20th century, the most luxurious one. Its architecture with elements of British Gothic still looks splendid yet without excessive pathos. Over its long history the erection served not only as residence for governors but also as an elite club where rich and successful men of Dnipro relaxed after important work.BudynokGubernatora(Dnipro).jpgThe Governor’s house. Photo uk.wikipedia.org

Another masterpiece – Khrennikov's House – is just as striking being a graphic example of Ukrainian modern because Cossak’s motives can be told in its design and towers themselves remind peaks of Zaporizhian Sich. Today it is a five-star hotel “Ukraine” known for its comfort and presentable appearance. And there is a lot of such beauty on the five-kilometer-long avenue because some serious money was invested into its development. It’s a great pity that in terms of touristic awareness and word of mouth the city is noticeably inferior not just to Kyiv but also to Lviv and Odessa though there are enough significant historic objects in it, too.85883009.jpgKhrennikov's House. Photo booking.com

We greatly recommend not just to visit Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue and neighboring streets but to take a guided tour.LR2018.01-UA-Dnepr-11.jpgPhoto macos.livejournal.com

Present-day youth of the city love their hometown and gladly walk tourists along routes off beaten paths, entering iconic bars and cafés, and tell most interesting stuff about their great city on the great Ukrainian river along the way.138717467.jpgPhoto ukraine-is.com

Cover photo dp.informator.ua

Вам это будет интересно:
If steeper, it would be a wall
OUTLOOK keeps publishing series of articles about unique streets. Today we are going to tell you about a sharply angled Baldwin Street from the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. It is world-known not for luxury boutiques, upscale restaurants or fabulous real estate prices, in that respect everything looks pretty down to earth and basic. It is a gradient of the street that strikes - a 32% grade at its steepest section.
History of the street: Orchard Road - Shopping for Fruits
Jewish and Chinese cemeteries nearby, fruit trees, fashionable boutiques and one true military bunker – all these things are mixed on Orchard Road – an amazing street of Singapore. It is its story that continues our fascinating series “History of the street”.
Montmartre of Belgrade
There are few ones similar to it. Around 400 meters long. With its special atmosphere. Small town inside a city. Cars don’t drive here. Here you can feel old uneven stone-blocked pavement beneath your feet with paintings on buildings around being so delusive that one cannot make out where there is a real window-balcony-door and where it is merely a picture…
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Lviv
OUTLOOK, though by all means being an international and cosmopolitic project, so today we will talk about how you can spend $10 in one of the brightest Ukrainian cities - in Lviv.
History of street: Piligrims of Berwick street
Still dreaming to cross the road at Abbey Road as the legendary Beatles did, or crave to hear heartbeat of "Swinging London" at Carnaby Street? Then you should learn well the way to Berwick Street and join the favourite pilgrimage destination for fans of music and more. Soho district is sometimes referred to as some kind of London artistic lobby.
History of the street: Piccadilly
London is a city that cannot but impress. Its every guest is bound to admire something, some – architecture, others – crazy pace of life, and some – Victorian spirit and aristocratic atmosphere in our 21st century. Its streets are a treasure trove for own explorations and one should start with the legendary Piccadilly because upon walking it alone, one immediately understands what London is all about.
History of the street: Las Ramblas
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is not only a resort area, but historically rich city with its own unique style, lively atmosphere and southern temper. Probably every visitor is sure to enjoy a leisurely promenade on Las Ramblas - a broad pedestrian boulevard, which is our topic today.
Caminito: Tango rhythm street
We are proceeding with articles telling "history of one street" and today we will tell you about one of the most beautiful and cheerful streets of Buenos Aires, which is called Caminito. It is located in the famous area of La Boca founded in the 19th century by Italian immigrants.
OUTLOOK: for the Day of Independence of Ukraine...
Today in honor of Independence Day of Ukraine OUTLOOK prepared interesting stories about sites that are in UNESCO world heritage list ! We want not only to see beauty of foreign cultures and places of interest but also to pay attention on Ukrainian ones!!!
Lombard street: Street swallowed by a Boa constrictor
Remember how the little prince taught to see not a hat, but a boa constrictor digesting an elephant? So, in San Francisco you have the opportunity to see the street part of which is swallowed by a boa. A serpent Lombard Street crawled into almost all the Frisco city guides.
History of the street: Spiegelgasse
Spiegelgasse is originated from German collocation ‘Mirror street’ or ‘Mirror alley’. However, it is not the biggest and the most important street in Zurich. Moreover, it is vice versa, incredibly short and narrow… Well, being situated in the quiet nooks of the old city in such a way that no tourists could see it.
History of the street. Tahlia. The Champs-Élysées of Saudi Arabia
Today OUTLOOK is strolling along the main street of the economic capital of Saudi Arabia, the country second largest city Jeddah, venerated by shoppers and pilgrims. Cutting through the middle of the city, Tahlia Street is a vivid evidence how Arab culture is infused by modern Western trends that introduce dissonance into this place...
GDIP celebrates its 27th anniversary and the Diplomats offer congratulations!
On May 16, 2019, Embroidery Day and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the State Enterprise “Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions” were celebrated at the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre.
Charitable dance. Foreign diplomats attended the annual ball in the IIR
The Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and personally the director Valerii Kopiika invited everyone to support the student initiative of the Charity Ball IIR-2019.
Life on water: 7 little-known Venice competitors
When we hear about "water city", Venice immediately comes to mind, doesn’t it? Tranquil gondolas, narrow waterways, gentle light of the evening sun and ancient architecture create that heady romantic cocktail which attracts tourists from all over the world to the Italian city.
The most stunning flower fields in the world
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country, in the most distant parts of the world. We offer several options for such floral carpets for every taste.
Wives of foreign diplomats attended the lecture dedicated to Ukrainian traditions
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
Mary King’s close: little Anny asks for dolls
On the canvas of Scottish legends, mystical patterns are embroidered. Local people believe in ghosts. The famous Scottish legends were not only at the books’ pages. They are assured that every day view the souls of ancestors watch them. Today OUTLOOK will tell you about the secrets hidden in the Mary King’s close.
Ukrainian gardens of Babylon
Have you ever noticed how parks attrack us when it gets warmer outside? And what happens when you suddenly get there? Time stands still, something starts pulsating inside you, and your body seems to plant out fresh sprouts. OUTLOOK encourages you to visit the most beautiful arboreta of Ukraine, which you will exit feeling double alive.
Museums that cure
“I’d like some headache elixir, mandrake root extract, heart pills and a bit of morphine, please…” – this is about how patients addressed pharmacists a couple hundred years ago. They, in turn, were preparing various magmas and mixtures in pharmacological laboratories situated as near as in the next room. Sure, nowadays technologies have significantly advanced, “remedy stores” fit in kiosks while drug-containing medicines cannot be bought without prescription…
Закрыть
Outlook facebook page