Home » Photo-Story »Ukraine

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.

Leave a comment

best smart watches
  • Advertising


    Find me on Facebook

    Find me on Twitter

    Translate this page in your language

    Me & My Flights

    Most recent posts

    5 Amazing Things to Do in Munnar

    19 September 2021

    5 Amazing Things to Do in Munnar

    Defined by its lush tea plantations, misty hills, gushing streams, cascading waterfalls and salubrious weather, Munnar is a picture-perfect hill station in the Kerala state of India. It draws not only domestic tourists but hordes of international holidaymakers as well, who come for a respite from the scorching South Indian heat and to feast their […]

    What to Do on a Mini-Vacation

    13 April 2021

    What to Do on a Mini-Vacation

    Who among us hasn’t come home after a long, hard day at work and said “Man, I need a vacation.” Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time or the money for a full-blown getaway.

    Cultural differences between gambling in the East vs the West.

    8 September 2020

    Cultural differences between gambling in the East vs the West.

    With over half of the world’s population residing in Asia it comes as no surprise that a large proportion of people in the East enjoy gambling on a regular basis, whether that be socially amongst friends, within a physical casino, at a race course, pachinko hall or even online.

    What Are The Odds Of Winning The Lottery?

    9 July 2020

    What Are The Odds Of Winning The Lottery?

    Everyone dreams of coming into a huge cash amount. While this often comes in the forms of an inheritance or a good business deal, it can also come from a lottery win. Even so, most people think that their odds of winning the lottery are so low that they never try playing. For instance, the […]

    Romantic Activities to Enjoy in Scotland

    19 February 2020

    Romantic Activities to Enjoy in Scotland

    Scotland has regularly been voted one of the most beautiful countries in the world and rightly so. With dramatic mountainous landscapes, beautiful greenery and abundant wildlife, the country at the top of the UK has an undeniable charm. It’s this beauty that has made Scotland a great choice for couples looking for a romantic retreat […]


    Hello Everybody !

    My name is Cezar (where the nickname "Imperator" comes from) and I have travelled to 105 countries around the world. In this blog, I would like to share with you stories, memories, travel tips & tricks and news to help you plan your journeys !

    For any questions or comments, please, feel free to contact me at imperatortravel@yahoo.co.uk

    My trip around the world can be summarized in the movie below which I invite you to watch.


    I like to read: