Kyiv has many faces and many moods, always changing. Not all of them are pleasant, but all of them are unforgettable.
A few of my favorite moods of Kyiv:
St. Andrew’s Cathedral — Grand and imposing
Humbly devout in the shadow of St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Golden Gates — ancient
Khreschatik — Busy, busy!
Khreschatik at night — sparkly
Broken and abandoned
Feeling foreign and uneven. One door is a full level higher than the other.
Alice in Wonderland play area. Attempted — mystic wonderland. Achieved — creepy.
Friendship of Nations Arch in sunshine.
Friendship of Nations Arch at night — feeling bright
At the Arch — Participants of the Pereyaslav Coulcil in 1654
At the Arch, commemorating the Soviet Order of the Friendship of Peoples — Feeling friendly yet?
View from the Arch — sunset on the east bank
View from the Arch — nighttime, east bank
At the Holodomor Memorial, day — Such a beautiful place to mark such tragedy.
At the Holodomor Memorial, night — stunning
Twilight — light from the windows scattered through the city like stars in a sky of grey buildings.
Fog — heavy and cold.
Entrance to Lavra
Independence Monument — free
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Last night I went to Khreschatik, not out of desire of adventure, but more out of extreme boredom. I thought, I’ll buy myself a “mokka” and people-watch. Again, nothing went as planned.
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