Tag Archives: Kyiv

Kyiv – Day 10/21 – Babi Yar

There is so much to say about this place, but before I do so, I need to spend more time there, read more about it and think more. As you see from the photos, it got dark too early for … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 9/21 – National Colors

Already when I got on the Ukrainian train in Poland, I noticed its patriotic coloring. Once in Kyiv, the metro has the same branding. And then I spotted it everywhere: I don’t think those patriotic plastic bags are coincidence. Links: … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 8/21 – Churches

Links: More from Ukraine. More about religion. Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs.

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Kyiv – Day 7/21 – Yoda

I really enjoyed the Botanical Garden in Kyiv, but that little dude freaked me out. Links: More about Ukraine. The National Botanical Garden of Ukraine.

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Kyiv – Day 6/21 – Beach

With the warm and sunny weather we are having in Kyiv, I thought I would go to the beach. “Hold on,” I hear the geographically gifted object, “Kyiv is not by the sea.” Well, actually it kind of is because … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 5/21

“Please throw unwanted children in the trash,” this sign at Sovky Park says. Or so I thought, before reading the small print. Pictographs can be so misleading. There is just no substitute for real language. Links: More from Ukraine. It reminded … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 4/21 – Summer in Winter

“I would never go to Eastern Europe in winter.” “You are going to freeze your butt off.” “How stupid of you!” These were some of the comments I received when I announced my plan to spend the winter in Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 3/21

You should actually recognize this column: Exactly, it’s the one which looked like this six years ago: Walking through the center of Kyiv, you see many memories of and memorials to the Euromaidan protests. But before I write anything about … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 2/21 – Cats

The reason for my stay in Kyiv are two young kittens, Stella and Stuart, about half a year old. They are full of energy, very sweet, always ready to play, but equally interested in my work. And when I am … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 1/21

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Blogs. During the following three weeks in Kyiv, I will probably gather so much material that the resulting article, should it ever materialize, will be too long for most of you to read. For those more … Continue reading

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