In the Ukrainian city of Lutsk since 2009 a rotatable metal installation that represents a dragon rises on the roof of a residential house. It’s a creation by self-taught white-smith Pavel Andrikevich
He got a new job at the TechnoModul company in Lutsk, which makes equipment for ventilation.
Next to this job Andrikevich also focused upon the manufacture of metal domes for churches, monasteries and other buildings in Lutsk and in the surrounding Volyn region. An example of such a dome is the one installed on the chapel at the site of a fire brigade in Lutsk.
A very special part of Andrikevich’s metalwork is his series of decorated helmets for motorcyclists, made from shining steel and adorned with various colorful stones.
In addition to these helmets, Andrikevich’s house and garden contain many more metal items, such as above shield and sword, but also a swing for children, storage boxes and various other decorative items.
However, Andrikevich’s most spectacular creation is the dragon on the roof of his two story house.
Made of aluminum in order not to be too heavy and resting on a base of galvanized steel, the five-meter long dragon can turn with the direction of the wind. It is flanked by decorated chimneys, crowned with pigeons.
* Article (april 2017) in newspaper Volyn News
* Article (march 2016) in newspaper Rayon Lutsk
* Article (january 2012) in newspaper Volyn News
* Album The House with the Dragon in Lutsk by Maria Pylypchuk on Facebook (july 2017), with a large variety of pictures of the site
* Video by Maria Pylypchuk (Facebook, 1’30”, july 2017) with the dragon in full action
The house with a dragon
(name of street unknown)
no public visits,
the installation can be seen from the street