Thursday, July 5, 2018

Colorful Mosaic, Kiev

Seen on Lesi Ukrainky Blvd in Kiev. There are numerous similar mosaics on buildings on this street. There are numerous others in untold locations throughout the city. These date from Soviet times.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Drama Theater, Chernigov Ukraine

About Chernigov...
Chernigov is a city in the north of Ukraine, not far from the Russian border. It is believed that the city was established in the 9th century.
About this photo...
This is a panorama created from 2 photos, then processed in HDR. Canon 400D - Shutter: 1/500, - F8, - ISO100

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

View from the Botanic Gardens - Kiev Ukraine

This is one of the classic views in all of Kiev. This vantage point is in the "New Botanic Gardens" more formally called the M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden. The structures in the center foreground are churches of the Vydubichi monastery. The buildings in the distance is the "Left Bank" of Kiev and the river is the Dnieper. And running right through the middle is the Darnitskiy railway bridge. Well, I guess they had to put that bridge somewhere, but why here? 😄 And recently they added a second bridge here for auto traffic too. 😞

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

OMG! It's a Clown Car!

I wish I had gotten another photo of this car, one with the clown in all his glory. But there were a few people milling around, and I wanted to get a quick shot before someone got in the way. Besides, I didn't even see the clown until a couple of days later.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

At the Kiev Flower Show

I'm always a bit concerned about posting photos too quickly, because, "what if I run out of photos to post?" But going through my archives recently, I discovered (no surprise) that I wouldn't run out of things to post any time soon. In fact, I could post something every day for over two years before I run out of photos. Like that could possibly happen in the days of digital photography and smartphones. And hopefully I'd be taking new ones during those two years too. So, time to do some serious posting!
This one recently became the background image for my profile, so it seems a good candidate to start with. Although for some reason it look pretty lousy in my profile. Maybe there are special rules for profile images?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Chernobyl Reactor #4

The infamous Chernobyl reactor #4, the one that blew it's top the morning of April 26, 1986.
Six years ago today, I overnighted, yes legally, in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Photo from April 27, 2012. Most trips are day trips only.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dormition Cathedral - Kiev Pechersk Lavra

A rear view of the Dormition Cathedral at the Kiev Pechersk Lavra. First established in the year 1051. This site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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