Collected by Ramona Briggans
Lavrska St, 9, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01015
The Monastery which made Kyiv the 'Rome' of Orthodox Christianity receives pilgrims from all over Europe and attracted droves of visitors yearly. It is 28 hectares of land with churches, towers and museums.
Andriivs'kyi descent, Kyiv, Ukraine
Andriyivskyy Descent is one of the best known historic streets and a major tourist attraction in Kiev. Saint Andrew's Church is in the background. Dark green dome with decorative spires decorated with ornamental details made this Church a landmark...
Lavrska St, 15, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01015
The Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra-Caves Monastery is a must when in Kyiv. The Monastery made Kyiv the 'Rome' of Orthodox Christianity receives pilgrims from all over Europe and attracted droves of visitors yearly. Women are required to wear scarves to...
Pastera str. 29Е, Nerubais'ke, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 67661
If you went into the Odessa Catacombs Museum in 1989 and today, you would see and hear the same thing. Nothing is factually wrong, but this museum-within-a-museum only covers the handful of years in which this intricate tunnel network was used by...
Zapecherna St, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
It is so frustrating what is happening in Ukraine right now. I hope the country would be as strong as the Motherland Monument, standing tall, strong and resilient to what would become in the coming days, weeks or even months ahead.
Volodymyrska St, 24, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001
At the Bell Tower of St Sophia's Cathedral, I could see St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery on the other side. With glittering golden domes as far as the eyes can see, both the cathedral and monastery dominated the view in this Podil neighborhood...
Triokhsviatytelska St, 8, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
I spent some time in Kyiv (Kiev), the lovely capital of Ukraine. This is the St. Michael's Monastery, named for and dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It was built between 1108 and 1113. Around 1934, Soviet authorities declared the monastery as...
Andriivs'kyi descent, 13А, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
A tour through Bulgakov's house is worth the visit. Our guide was so excited to walk us through The White Guard (semi-autobiographic novel) that she forgot to breathe and would gasp at the end of her excited run-on sentences.
Chornobyl, Kyivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Last summer I took a trip to Kiev, Ukraine. We went to help run summer camps for children just outside of Chernobyl that have nothing. They live in villages that are declared safe to live in yet the government doesn't allow them to sell any of the...
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