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Black Sea Castle, Yalta, Ukraine, 1987

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The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet (40 meters) above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence now houses an Italian restaurant.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Ukraine," May 1987, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Steve Raymer

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