I was impressed by the protests running in Kiev along my Ukrainian trip. Young police versus over 80s protesters. Golia vs. David, the power and the people ....and the power won again last week, in a far too predictable election
The Dnieper river in Kiev/Ukraine is most probably polluted, however this does not stop locals to have a stroll at the beach and have a swim in the summer months. Lovely area to spend a Sunday sun bathing This is another photo that I am adding to my portfolio, soon to be published. Stay tuned!!
I met this old lady in the early sunrise of Kiev. She built the own altar, an high place in a park on top of Kiev, Ukraine. This is another photo that I am adding to my portfolio, soon to be published. Stay tuned!!
I am not such a romantic person, but somebody else was in Kiev. I was lucky to be in the square just after he declared to her love. Another photo that is going in my new portfolio website, stay tuned !!
Graffiti, cafe' and unusual corners of Kiev. A bit of Bohemian in this formal Russian city. I loved to see kids around tanks painted with flowers. It is a good sign that the war is over, hopefully. Some of the best and most interesting graffiti I have ever seen, painted on the side of the building, huge size, fantastic subjects. →
Fascinating and charming churches of Kiev, how can they be missed. Add on top, the fantastic park of Pirogovo, a walk through the history and usage of Ukraine and it is not too far away from Kiev, just a 30minutes ride by bus, if you can find it (it took us 2 days to understand how to go there!!). Well →
Life can be very difficult in Kiev. Being homeless as a kid should not be an option in any country. But here it is, a park in the centre of Kiev which hosts the biggest community of homeless I have ever seen. Do not stop only here, look around because you will find also love and fun in this city, even →
Kiev architecture is quite a mix of styles that scatter around the city, from neoclassicism to Russian (read communist) and modern style. You like it or you hate it, one next to the other, to create a sort of "cocktail". Lots of history around. Every style marks out the change in power.....and the change in taste I must say, which →
Odessa inspires thinking of trading, of grandeur, of neoclassicism, or architecture. Well, it is all these and more. The first thing that impress you is the architecture, amazing. The Soviet architecture was not able here to re-write history, although some maintenance is probably needed. Odessa in Italia e' famosa, oltre che per l'architettura e per il grandeur, per una delle scene →
The "Big Three" (Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin) in 1945 were in the Crimean palaces to decide which country was going were, one of the first war games I would say. Today the palaces are open to the tourism, but if you close your eyes you can still feel the tension of that days. I "Tre Grandi" (Winston →
On the road again, it was time for a long trip, and 3 months look just right for that, at least as an "antipasto". Arrived in Crimea, on the Black Sea, you start thinking how different the world can be. The many years of Soviet power have left quite a footprint, as in most of the formal USSR regions, but →