Observation deck in Shevchenko Park, Sea Port view, Odesa, Ukraine
Stream of the Odesa Ses Port sounds from the observation deck
Odesa Sea Port was found at the same time as Odesa, in 1794. It is located in a very city centre. The sea port is the city within the city. It has its own streets and crossroads, as well as medical and fire departments, gas station, sports complex, ambulance, canteens and more. Today there is a discussion if the port should be moved from the city. Part of the citizens want it to stay, others think that it’s polluting the air. They dream of an entertainment or art district to appear there. Whatever it is, the toxic heart of the city beats even during the quarantine and people come here to Shevchenko Park to enjoy the view of the port (even if it’s illegal right now).