Capitalism’s triumph over communism most certainly wasn’t due to aesthetics.
you can take that to the bank!
That’s the pun of the week!
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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.
Capitalism can beat communism in the aesthetics, too, if you can afford it.
Actually, I am not too sure of that, thinking of all the glass/steel corporate buildings, each of them uglier than the other one.
Don’t look for aesthetics in the corporate buildings. Look at the CEO’s mansions instead.
I don’t know, many of them have that horrible Bond-villain-villa taste.
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.
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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