Photographer's Note

This is a view towards St. Michael's Gold-Domed Monastery (Mykhaylivs’kyi zolotoverkhyi monastyr) in central Kiev (Kyiv). Originally built in the 12th century the monastery was pulled down in the 1930's and what we see today is a new bulding, only about ten years old.

As I took this picture I had my back towards St. Sophia's Cathedral (Sofiysky Sobor). The square and street between the cathedral and the monastery form one of the most magnificent areas I have seen in any European city. Some of the guests at an international luxury hotel, to the right outside this photo, have a marvellous view from their windows.

The statue to the left shows a Cossack hero, Bohdan Khmelnytsky.

In workshops you can see a closer view of the monastery and the cathedral.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12437 W: 572 N: 23877] (102104)
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