Tuši's blog

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


In the morning I started to explore Kiev, the largest and the capital city of Ukraine. Metro took me to the city centre and I started following walking tour, recommended by Lonely Planet guidebook.

Started at Maidan Nezalezhnosti - Independence Square

Ivan Franko, poet, writer, and political activist

Presidential Administration building


Bridge of kisses

Local music festival


Trukhaniv Island on Dnieper River

Monument to Vladimir the Great

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Andrew's Church

Monument to Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky

Zoloti vorota, Golden gate
Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko, composer, who wrote first Ukrainian opera

St. Volodymyr's Cathedral is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy.

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv painted red according to order by Tsar Nicholas I in response to student protests against army conscription.

Monument to Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko

Kyiv’s last remaining Lenin statue
Enough of culture and time for sport, meaning football UEFA Euro 2012 and beer. Since it was a football free day, I enjoyed only in the second part.

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, where finals will be played

Hosts: Poland and Ukraine

Fan Zone, Kiev

1 beer, 2 beers, ... and new friends and a very long walk back to my host

Good luck to my cousin Hrc on their trip with bicycle from Samobor to London to XXX. Summer Olympic games, where they will ride almost 3000 kilometres in 30 days. You can read more on their blog (Croatian only): http://zg-lnd.bbk-krpelj.com/

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