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This photo presents a detail from St. George's Cathedral in Lviv (Архикатедральний Собор Святого Юра).
You can see here St. George killing the dragon.
I have showed previously the whole fa鏰de of this magnificent cathedral:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Ukraine/West/Lvivska//photo1543839.htm

And also a whole church from a distance:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Ukraine/West/Lvivska//photo1544479.htm

I will add one more photo in the workshop with a closer view of the lower part of the fa鏰de.

I thought this picture goes very well with the present day situation in Ukraine. Obviously the dragon symbolizes an opponent who is extraordinary strong, and yet the legend says that due to unique virtues of St George, he was able to kill the dragon defending people who were exploited by the strong bully.
As terrible as it may sound, the world would be so much better without some people on it...

Legend of Saint George and the Dragon
The tradition tells that a fierce dragon was causing panic at the city of Silene, Libya, at the time George arrived there. In order to prevent the dragon from devastating people from the city, they gave two sheep each day to the dragon, but when the sheep were not enough they were forced to sacrifice humans instead of the two sheep. The human to be sacrificed was elected by the city's own people and one time the king's daughter was chosen to be sacrificed but no one was willing to take her place. George saved the girl by slaying the dragon with a lance. The king was so grateful that he offered him treasures as a reward for saving his daughter's life, but George refused it and instead he gave these to the poor. The people of the city were so amazed at what they had witnessed that they became Christians and were all baptized.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George_and_the_Dragon

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