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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #61
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I've just found out Street View of Kiev is available from yandex.ru. I've been taking a tour of the city centre. Far more of the city seems to have survived World War II than I had previously thought.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #62
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I've just found out Street View of Kiev is available from yandex.ru. I've been taking a tour of the city centre. Far more of the city seems to have survived World War II than I had previously thought.
Although some of the old streets of Kyiv affected during WWII, but in general, many old buildings are preserved. Other cities in Europe such as Dresden (Germany) & Warsaw (Poland), suffered much more than Kyiv.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #63
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The first months after the liberation of Kyiv from the German troops:



In the first years after the war ended:




In the distance are seen the destroyed houses. It took over 10 years to rebuild the city.

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Old November 18th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #64
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Kyiv Fog:
























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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #65
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дуже дякою за такі шикарні фотографії. мені дуже прийемно шо ти так гарно представляеш нашу столицу
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #66
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дуже дякую за такі шикарні фотографії. мені дуже прийемно шо ти так гарно представляеш нашу столицу
Нема за що, як кажуть у нас в Українi.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #67
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Although some of the old streets of Kyiv affected during WWII, but in general, many old buildings are preserved. Other cities in Europe such as Dresden (Germany) & Warsaw (Poland), suffered much more than Kyiv.
Thanks for info and pics.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #68
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Those night photos of Kiev are absolutely very nice
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #69
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Those night photos of Kiev are absolutely very nice
Due to the fog these photos look even more mysterious.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:46 AM   #70
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Kyiv Fog_2:










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Old November 22nd, 2010, 12:24 PM   #71
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St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral (Ukrainian: Костьол Святого Миколая):



Interior:

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Old November 23rd, 2010, 01:22 AM   #72
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As we know a classic is always in fashion








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Old November 23rd, 2010, 11:12 AM   #73
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Golden Gate (Ukrainian: Золоті ворота)



Golden Gate was the main entrance into the city in the Middle Ages.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:28 PM   #74
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Saint Sophia Cathedral (Ukrainian: Собор Святої Софії):



The cathedral was founded by Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the first half of the 11th century.
In 17-18 centuries the cathedral was rebuilt in the Ukrainian baroque style but inside have been preserved frescoes & mosaics of 11th century:



Saint Sophia Cathedral in 1990 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

_Mosaics: http://www.icon-art.info/location.ph...d=148&mode=mos
Frescoes: http://www.icon-art.info/location.ph...d=148&mode=mur
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:41 PM   #75
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The second series of night photos its also great and very nice
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 12:53 PM   #76
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Thanks!
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 04:34 PM   #77
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Beautiful, !!!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #78
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:09 AM   #79
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Double rainbow over Kyiv





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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #80
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Just a few random places in Kyiv





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