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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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East or West, KYIV is best!

Founded: 482
City status: 882
Magdeburg law: 1494
Population
_ _ _ _ City: 2,786,518
_ _ _ Metro: 3,648,000


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Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe and played a pivotal role in the development of the medieval East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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Києво-Печерська лавра | Kyiv Pechersk Lavra

The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves) was founded in the mid-11th century, is one of the most famous and important monasteries in the history of the Europe.






















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The architectural complex of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra inimitable in its grandeur and beauty is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #3
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The Saint Andrew's Church (Ukrainian: Андрiївська церква)
The church was constructed in 1747–1754 in the Baroque style, to a design by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.










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Old November 7th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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National Opera House of Ukraine










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Old November 7th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #5
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House with Chimaeras or Gorodetsky House (Ukrainian: Будинок з химерами). The building features interesting sculpture: exotic flowers, fishes, mermaids, elephants, deers & rhinoceroses. This house resembles a fairy tale in stone.











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Old November 7th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #6
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When you are ready to credit the photographers in each post, send me a PM! Thanks!
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #7
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Monument to architect Gorodetsky. He's the architect of House with Chimaeras.


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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:22 AM   #8
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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #9
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This is a new residential buildings in Kyiv.
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A typical residential building in Kyiv in the early 20 th century:



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Old November 7th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #12
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Old November 7th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #13
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Really very nice photos, shots from Kiev (Kiyv) Igor
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City Lights:



Photo by _Hawk_ in Urban Ukraine: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2513
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Kyiv Business District:



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Podil District








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I weclome you Igor please post more photos
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Andriyivskyy Descent (Ukrainian: Андріївський узвіз):






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House-Castle of Richard the Lionheart



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