Kyiv – Day 19/21 – Communism and Capitalism

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Capitalism’s triumph over communism most certainly wasn’t due to aesthetics.

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12 Responses to Kyiv – Day 19/21 – Communism and Capitalism

  1. Edward Allen says:

    you can take that to the bank!

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  3. It looks so out of place, like it was photoshopped in. Yuck!

    • This was at a huge area (286 hectares) opened in 1958 as an exhibition center, with dozens of grand buildings, many of them neoclassicist, water fountains, and plenty of parkland. It would be such a beautiful area to walk around and linger, but currently there is a Christmas theme park.

  4. List of X says:

    Capitalism can beat communism in the aesthetics, too, if you can afford it.

  5. Igor Carpine says:

    I was there twice, it’s one of the last places in Kiev where you can still find some hummer and Sickles, but where they can they cover it with big commercial panels. In front of the main gate there is a huge commercial panel, ruining the entire architecture of the entrance. Inside one of the pavilion i once spotted a Lenin wall painting, but it was 2 years ago, they probably painted it plain because I remember there was some work in progress. Still a beautiful place to visit before it get more vandalized by the tragic city administration

    • It was actually my favorite park, it really takes you back in time. Unfortunately, I was there at Christmas and there was a Christmas market, which ruined everything. I wish it had just been left intact, as one place where you can stroll and read, without any commercial pressure.

    • Igor Carpine says:

      I know I also visited during Christmas, but the market is it a good thing at the end, it gives a motivation to citizens to visit the place and live it, otherwise could be abandoned to itself.

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