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Tag Archives: Kyiv
I don’t know what exactly I expected when I went to the site of the largest mass shooting in the Holocaust, but this I didn’t expect. Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. I am calling them night trains on purpose, not sleeper trains, because when I booked the tickets, I couldn’t discern if there would be a bed, maybe even a shower, or with how many people … Continue reading
Yesterday was such a beautiful day that I went for a long walk. That long (and aimless), in fact, that I apparently walked far beyond the city limits of Kyiv. Because suddenly, it looked rather rural. And pretty. The whole … Continue reading
Capitalism’s triumph over communism most certainly wasn’t due to aesthetics. Links: More about Ukraine. More about economics, some of it more profound than merely a photo. Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs.
Recently, many readers were jealous because of the mild Ukrainian winter. You needn’t be jealous any longer, for it finally snowed and became slightly colder. But before you say “oh, how pretty”, I should point out that the photos were … Continue reading
Ukraine is one hour ahead of Central European Time. This has the advantage of the sun rising earlier, while you can stay in bed longer because you are in a different time zone. Or something like that. Honestly, I don’t … Continue reading
Imagine my lawyerly surprise and joy to see one of history’s most important codifications being appreciated in a mural. That one may be Chernobyl-related. Ok, that last one is actually a religious symbol, an idol of Perun. Links: More about … Continue reading
Oh, if only I didn’t have to take photos of Maidan Nezalezhnosti for this blog, then maybe people wouldn’t recognize me as a tourist. But too late, a girl with two pigeons is already approaching. She asks where I am … Continue reading
For some places, rain is the suitable weather. And nightfall the suitable time. At that moment, the eternal flame for the unknown soldiers of World War II, the memorial for the Holodomor and some church, which I can never tell … Continue reading
It may be cheesy, but I actually found it cute. And the house already feels much warmer. Links: More about Ukraine More about Christmas.