After publishing photos from the eastern Ukraine I got to thinking about my one-year stay in Kiev. Today I went through my photos from the Ukrainian capital, taken between 2005 and 2006, and here are some of the best shots of the famous golden cupolas that dominate the street view.
Kiev, the birthplace of Russia, is full of old Orthodox churches. Many of them are as old as Kievan Rus’, making them more than 1000 years old.
…usually when visiting an Orthodox (or any!) church you should cover your knees and shoulders…
Wherever you look, Orthodox churches dominate the street view in Kiev.
Golden cupolas against blue skies.
More golden cupolas against the otherwise grey city of Kiev.
They do love blue color! One would almost think it has some symbolic value for the Orthodox church!
When life gets too hectic outside, there is always a place for a candle inside.
Some previous photos from Ukraine:
Photos of eastern Ukraine: part 1
Photos of eastern Ukraine: part 2
The Privoz market in Odessa
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