A-Z Photo Challenge: The Letter V

V is for Vienna! A view of the St. Michael wing of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Travel safe. Have fun. Continue reading A-Z Photo Challenge: The Letter V

Independence Square, Kiev

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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. Continue reading “Independence Square, Kiev”

A-Z Photo Challenge: The Letter U

U is for UNDERGROUND The Kiev Metro Station, Zoloti Vorata (Golden Gate) is more than 340 feet underground.  Build during the 1980s when Ukraine was part of the USSR, this beautiful station is designed in a Ukrainian style.  It takes two escalator rides to get to the boarding area. Travel safe.  Have fun. Related articles Golden Gate (travel-monkey.me)   Continue reading A-Z Photo Challenge: The Letter U