The Volk Advent
Images that inspired me as I worked on my Christmas novella.
The giant stone colonnades of Lena Pillars Nature Park line the banks of the Lena River in the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia. Isolated from each other, the pillars soar to heights of 100 meters or more than 328 feet, and are also rich in fossils. They formed by freeze-thaw action over the millennia due to the area’s extreme changes in temperatures.
Unfortunately many wonderful abandoned places do not have any respect or attention. But maybe it makes them even more enchanting. Podgoretsky castle is often called the “Ukrainian Versailles”. It is especially unique because of its architecture – Renaissance style and heavy bastilles. The complex of the castle consists of a three-storey castle itself, Italian park, inn and entrance gates. It used to be one of the best palace complexes in Europe.