Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sundays In My City #11 - Kiev

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It rained a lot in Los Angeles in the first half of the week and in the second half, Beloved and I went to San Diego for four days to attend a wedding. A year ago this week, we were in Kiev, Ukraine. These are some pictures we took within walking distance of our "downtown" hotel.

The architecture was stunning.

The city was so clean and well maintained.

We thought this would be a nice place to live.

And throughout our walk, we heard these bells on the hour.

The bells were in this tower....

At the top of this church....

Which, because of it's color, reminded me of this! But we didn't see a Tiffany & Co in Kiev.Darn. It would have made a lovely souvenir.

How's your Sunday?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna

49 comments:

  1. Lovely photographs! What a beautiful city, now on my list of places to visit when I no longer need to travel with carseats and diapers!

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  2. You lead such an interesting life! I would love to be able to photograph places such as these (or the inside of old churches). I will have to take my trips through your photos for now...so if have any of Greece, Egypt, Ireland or Scotland, please post them!!

    Hugs!

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  3. Hi Joanna, It looks like a fairy tale city, the architecture is so out-of-this-world beautiful. You told us just enough to leave me with the burning question: What brought you to Kiev in the first place?

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  4. What a beautiful city! I love the old buildings and the architecture.

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  5. I want to go! Your pictures are fantastic. Sounds like a great vacation.

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Joanna. I love seeing those beautiful old churches. Don't mind seeing the occassional Tiffany's box either.

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  7. I believe these are the first pictures I've ever seen of Kiev. Thanks for sharing, it looks fairy tale.

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  8. The blue had me thinking of Wedgewood China... then ta da!! Your Tiffany box!! Lovely architecture! I would never think to travel to Kiev, so happy to see sights in other places.

    My Sunday? DIL Amy coming to spend a few days in Anchorage with us, I made a brisket for dinner and will serve with baked potatos. Tennis, dog walk, read. A perfect day. Yankees v Angels on Monday!!

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  9. What beautiful architecture, particularly the blue and white on the clock tower.

    (BTW, my SIMC has moved, just for this week over to my quieter 'house and home site 'Voix Douce'
    http://voixdouce.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/simc-portelet/)

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  10. I loved seeing these...they remind me so much of St. Petersburg. How wonderful to sit with it all for a moment. I swear the sky is bluer in the Russias then anywhere else I've seen.

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  11. Ji Joanna, beautiful pics today. I loved the church, well all the architecture. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

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  12. Wow! You really got around! Interesting to see such old architecture.

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  13. You are so right about the architecture. Great photos. That was an interesting choice to visit.

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  14. The structures of the buildings are amazing! Very pretty. How was the wedding? xoxo

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  15. Gorgeous. The colors on the buildings are spectacular.

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  16. I had no idea Kiev was so beautiful. I'd love to hear more about your trip!

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  17. Too funny...I thought of Tiffany blue as soon as I saw that pic!

    Stunning captures.

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  18. I love you pictures!! Sounds like a great place to visit. I tell my self "someday".

    Tiffany Blue is very iconic, isn't it? I noticed it too.

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  19. how beautiful. wonderful pics. definitely need to visit, someday!

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  20. I look forward to Sundays on your blog!

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  21. Lovely photos; obviously not taken from the car at 70 mph like most of my last ones were! You win best trip!

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  22. What brought you to Kiev? It is so beautiful. I have to admit that I don't understand the beauty of architecture, I am more attracted to colour. But I do so love any city that has history and to imagine the stories and lives of the people who live there. Thanks for the trip!

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  23. Love the photos. Wished my city was like that. If I showed you the best architecture in my city you would laugh.

    :)

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  24. gorgeous architecture. and the colors! what a lovely city. have a great week!

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  25. What a wonderful post! I have always been reluctant to go visit "The Russian Federation" because of fear of security problems. I admire you for your daring. It's amazing how much art and culture is there.
    Thank you for opening my eyes toward that part of the world.
    I hope San Diego was nice and soothing, as it usually is.

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  26. I'm cleaning out closets and cupboards for trips to the Good Will for my sunday.

    Enjoyed the break with your photos. Hope I make it there (or somewhere in Europe) someday.

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  27. Wow, what a wonderful trip that must have been!

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  28. You capture your city beautifully. After teaching my pre-teen Sunday School class and Kids Church we celebrated our youngest granddaughters fourth birthday.

    Have a blessed week, girl!!!

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  29. Such beautiful architecture and colours... right down to that perfect little box. :)

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  30. Thank you for the beautiful pictures, Joanna! Very beautiful!

    Hugs!!

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  31. The buildings are beautiful! I've never thought to visit Kiev. You've sold me and it's now on my list.

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  32. The architecture is almost too pretty, like it can't be real. Imagine living there.

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  33. Hi Joanna!

    What a lovely post! The photos are stunning!

    Just returned from my travels to NY and my first order of business is catching up with my favorite blogs. It feels like I've been gone forever! I've really missed everyone so much and am happy to be back home in Florida.

    It snowed while I was in NY - which was a fun treat, but it made me realize I've completely forgotten what real cold is like. Brrrr!

    Does it get very cold where you are?

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  34. wow, these are beautiful! I love the architecture in that part of the world and would really like to visit there someday. thanks for sharing :) xoxoxo

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  35. Wow, what amazing photos! My Sunday consisted of shopping with my Mom, sis and my bambino. It was a good day!

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  36. Wow!! The architecture is beautiful!! What a wonderful day!!

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  37. As always your good taste shows.
    thanks for sharing those pics.

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  38. What amazing architecture. I've never seen photos of it before--wow.

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  39. what gorgeous pics! Those buildings are unreal!Great blog

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  40. Those are great pictures, Joanna!

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  41. Love the delicate pastel colours of the buildings. They remind me of cakes!

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  42. Loved the pictures, as always. You capture such beautiful things.

    I hear you about the rain. We are back to running our A/C here though. It's hot once again. I'm ready for the fall.

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  43. Looks just like a movie set. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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