V is for Vienna! A view of the St. Michael wing of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Travel […]
Independence Square in downtown Kiev is the public political center of Ukraine. This view of the square shows the column erected in 2001 as a tribute to Berehynia, a female spirit from Slavic mythology that has come to symbolize a “hearth mother” that serves as both a nurturer and protector of Ukraine. Interestingly, the column was erected on the site of a former monument to Lenin.
Kongo spent a couple of hours visiting his big cousins at the zoo yesterday. All the gorillas were out because it was close to feeding time. I love the expressions on their faces. It was better than watching the Disney movie, Chimpanzee, which is one of Kongo’s favorites!
U is for UNDERGROUND The Kiev Metro Station, Zoloti Vorata (Golden Gate) is more than 340 feet underground. […]
A helping hand from a friend. Something we can all be thankful for at one time or another. […]
An earlier post tells the background story behind The Doll House. Click the “Related articles” link below. The […]
No, not that Golden Gate, we’re talking about the Golden Gate of Kiev. Built about the same time as the Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Zoloti Vorata—golden gates—was constructed by Yaroslav the Wise between 1017 and 1024 and served as the main entrance to the walled city of Kiev. It is reportedly modeled after the Golden Gate of Constantinople.