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I got tired of my photos from Vietnam, so I decided to go somewhere else. I am rather busy at the moment and have no time for scanning, so I will have to look around among my more recent, digital photos to see what I can find.

This is a view of central Kiev, capital of Ukraine. I was standing in the 18th century clock tower of the St. Sophia's Cathedral (Sofiysky Sobor) looking towards St. Michael's Gold-Domed Monastery (Mykhaylivsky Zolotverkhy Monastyr), originally built in the 12th century, pulled down by the Soviet rulers in 1937 and rebuilt in the early 21st century.

The large antennas towards the left side belong to the Foreign Ministry. The world famous "Maydan" is roughly 500 meters to the right, down a hill. Kiev, like several other cities, was supposed to have been built on seven hills.

Among the major cities I have visited for the first time in recent years Kiev is possibly my favourite. I stayed there for only 3-4 days but enjoyed the architecture, street-life and generally pleasant atmosphere very much.

Here is a larger version.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10791 W: 536 N: 20949] (91756)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-01-03 6:06
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