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five days in Kyiv

downtown, in the Maydan Nezalezhnosti plaza
downtown, in the Maydan Nezalezhnosti plaza
walking around the big square
walking around the big square
a walking tour of the upper city
a walking tour of the upper city
Ivan Franko park
Ivan Franko park
the president's palace
the president's palace
the house of the chimeras
the house of the chimeras
filming a music video for Lady Da-da
filming a music video for Lady Da-da
the 'chocolate house'
the 'chocolate house'
the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament
the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament
Kyiv: traffic, art nouveau, and Soviet, side by side
Kyiv: traffic, art nouveau, and Soviet, side by side
waiting to kiss the icons
waiting to kiss the icons
the Maryinsky palace, now undergoing repairs
the Maryinsky palace, now undergoing repairs
a view over the Dnipro river
a view over the Dnipro river
the Dynamo Kyiv stadium!
the Dynamo Kyiv stadium!
love locks on a pedestrian bridge high over a roadway in Misky Sad park
love locks on a pedestrian bridge high over a roadway in Misky Sad park
a Soviet-era tribute to Russian-Ukrainian friendship...
a Soviet-era tribute to Russian-Ukrainian friendship...
...with some Cossacks added later
...with some Cossacks added later
at St. Michael's monastery
at St. Michael's monastery
St. Andrew's church
St. Andrew's church
heading down Andriyivsky uzviz
heading down Andriyivsky uzviz
enjoying the architecture in Podil...
enjoying the architecture in Podil...
...with Mitchell & Dori
...with Mitchell & Dori
near the west bank of the Dnipro
near the west bank of the Dnipro
taking the funicular back up to the upper city
taking the funicular back up to the upper city
at the St. Sophia church complex
at the St. Sophia church complex
the cathedral dates from the 11th c.; mosaics and frescoes inside are original
the cathedral dates from the 11th c.; mosaics and frescoes inside are original
the Zoloti Vorota (a great gate of Kyiv!)
the Zoloti Vorota (a great gate of Kyiv!)
50 cents will get you this salty bar snack; not sure it's a bargain
50 cents will get you this salty bar snack; not sure it's a bargain
learning a little about night photography from Mitchell
learning a little about night photography from Mitchell
next morning, down into the deep metro
next morning, down into the deep metro
at the central synagogue
at the central synagogue
what's this guy doing here?
what's this guy doing here?
looking up Kreshchatyk boulevard
looking up Kreshchatyk boulevard
at the Bessarabian market
at the Bessarabian market
caviar and pickled foods
caviar and pickled foods
salo and cured meats
salo and cured meats
a street celebration of Ukraine in Europe
a street celebration of Ukraine in Europe
at the Fomin botanical gardens
at the Fomin botanical gardens
the 'May Dance' festival in the Maydan
the 'May Dance' festival in the Maydan
it's museum day: at the Taras Shevchenko house museum...
it's museum day: at the Taras Shevchenko house museum...
...a shrine to the 19th c. national poet
...a shrine to the 19th c. national poet
the Khanenko art museum, an amazing collection of European and Asian art
the Khanenko art museum, an amazing collection of European and Asian art
Shevchenko university...
Shevchenko university...
...across from Shevchenko park, on Shevchenko boulevard
...across from Shevchenko park, on Shevchenko boulevard
the Russian art museum, largest outside Russia
the Russian art museum, largest outside Russia
the Pinchuk art center, home to rotating modern art exhibits
the Pinchuk art center, home to rotating modern art exhibits
next morning, at the obelisk memorial to the Great Patriotic War (WW2)
next morning, at the obelisk memorial to the Great Patriotic War (WW2)
the memorial to the victims of famines in the early 20th century
the memorial to the victims of famines in the early 20th century
at the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra...
at the Holy Assumption Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra...
...a large monastery complex with churches and monks' caves
...a large monastery complex with churches and monks' caves
this architectural chunk was part of the original Uspenskiy cathedral, destroyed in WW2
this architectural chunk was part of the original Uspenskiy cathedral, destroyed in WW2
the rebuilt cathedral
the rebuilt cathedral
the 19th c. refectory
the 19th c. refectory
inside the refectory
inside the refectory
back outside, heading toward the lower lavra and caves
back outside, heading toward the lower lavra and caves
an entrance to the lower caves
an entrance to the lower caves
pretty fancy, but nothing like the prestige of preservation in the caves
pretty fancy, but nothing like the prestige of preservation in the caves
at the Dnipro metro station, waiting for a train to the upper city
at the Dnipro metro station, waiting for a train to the upper city
waving goodbye to Kyiv...
waving goodbye to Kyiv...