Sumy Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Mirror Stream Kharkiv Reviews
Admire the Mirror Stream Feb 14, 2017
Mirror Stream is considered one of the most beautiful symbols of Kharkov. Many couples and visitors come here to have their photo taken. You can take great pictures against the background of the dazzling white rotunda.
There are no special legends behind this monument and the stream. However, this place has a rich history. Mirror Stream appeared in Kharkiv in 1947. Somewhere in the early 1700s, a cemetery church was built at this place. It was called Holy Myrrh Bearers Church. In 1792, in view of the expansion of residential areas, the cemetery was closed, and the church territory was expanded. Myrrh Bearers Church was demolished by the militant atheist authorities on March 11, 1930. In Soviet times, there was a plan to build a grand "Mass Action Musical Theatre". However, in 1934, after the capital of the Soviet Ukraine had been moved from Kharkiv to Kiev, the new construction site ended with putting into operation a huge trolleybus depot in the open air. In 1947, the trolleybus depot was replaced by a park with a fountain. The Mirror Stream was built in that park. It was a construction project similar to one in Kislovodsk, Russia, where the rotunda is called "Gazebo".
In the years of the Independent Ukraine, a new church with the same name was built on the place of the demolished one, and it is also called Holy Myrrh Bearers Church. The church was built in the Ukrainian Baroque style. It was consecrated on August 22, 2015. This church has a magnificent bell tower, the second largest in Kharkiv, after the bell tower of Assumption Cathedral.
Mirror Stream is a special place with an enchanting power for many locals. After all, it would seem there are lots of other beautiful places in Kharkiv, but the Mirror Stream somehow attracts people who have a sense of great satisfaction being here. No matter how busy you might be, you always want to stay here for a moment and plunge into the world of your own thoughts and dreams.
In the warmer months, especially after dark, the park behind the fountain is full of people. And it is not surprising, because after the reconstruction work of 2007, it changed beyond recognition and has become even more beautiful and beloved.
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