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Photo-story: Kiev, Ukraine

15 June 2012 Photo-Story, Ukraine 1 comment

 19. Independence Square Kiev.JPG

Most of you love pictures. I like them too, I have almost 1 terrabyte of pics and 25,000 printed pictures from the pre-digital cameras era. Still need to scan them :) As most of them are lovely. Back them, I was thinking a few moments to take a picture. Now, you take hundreds per minute and you choose afterwards. But, it is pretty hard to sort them out, as well. Nevermind ! As of today, I will have a series of photo-stories from around the world. I hope you will like it :) And as the Euro 2012 is in full blow, I thought to show you some sights of Kiev, the surprisingly wonderful capital of Ukraine and the host for the Great Final of Euro 2012. A city of old, majestic buildings, golden churches, beautiful scantily-clad girls and cheap vodka :)

Pictures of Kiev, Ukraine

1. Kiev Railway Station.JPG

Let’s start with a gateway of the city – the Railway Station

2. Kiev Metro.JPG

Kiev metro, looks similar to the Moscow one. Same, same, but different !

3. Famine monument Kiev.JPG

Famine monument, dedicated to the millions killed by the communist-induced famine in 1930s

4. Pecharska Lavra.JPG

The jewel of the Kiev churches – Pecharska Lavra, completely destroyed during WW2 (apparently, by the Red Army), rebuilt after Ukrainean independance

5. Pecharska Lavra.JPG

Just take a closer look !

6. Upper Pecharska Lavra.JPG

7. Pecharska Lavra  - inside.JPG

and inside

8. Little Red Riding Hood with the grandma.JPG

And to complete the fairy tale atmosphere, here is the Little Red Riding Hood with the Grandma. The wolf could not be spotted as he was probably in the Parliament

9. Lower Pecharska Lavra.JPG

Lower Pecharska Lavra which houses the famous catacombs full with the bodies of the monks

10. Line for the Kiev catacombs.JPG

If you go in a holiday, the lines are long. I gave up and returned on a Tuesday early morning (like 7 am :). It was a full experience

Pics of Kiev: Ukrainean Mother Land

Not very far away, the famous “Tin Tits” statue  – the Motherland

12. Tin tits of Kiev.JPG

Oh, boy, this is huge !

13. tanks in Kiev.JPG

Tanks in Kiev… make love, not war :)

14. Podil funicular.JPG

The almost century-old funicular of Podil

15. St. Michael's Church Kiev.JPG

Which lifts me to the Michael’s Cathedral. Demolished by Stalin, rebuilt in 1990s

16. St. Sofia Cathedral of Kiev.JPG

St. Sofia Cathedral, the first church of Ukraine

17. Ukraine opera.JPG

Let’s sip some culture at the Kiev Opera

18. Golden Gate Kiev.JPG

Golden Gate of the City. Gold is gone, name remained

20. Hotel Ukraina Kiev.JPG

Main square – the Independance Square – Maidan Nezalejnosti

19. Independence Square Kiev.JPG

With its partly golden statues

21. St Andrew Church Kiev.JPG

The last of the great churches of Kiev – St. Andrew

22. Soviet uniforms as souvenirs.JPG

Some popular souvenirs – connected to the Soviet Regime

Who has traveled to Ukraine ? What did you like ? What did you dislike ?

 

Până acum există "1 comentariu" la acest articol:

  1. Ivan Petrik says:

    Wao!! what an interesting story! Your post helped me in organising an amazing trip to Ukraine.

    @Thanks keep posting.

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