Ukraine - A green roof needed? Kiev has them!

After one day Kiev, I already feel that a bit more than two full days is not enough to visit this place. The sights sometimes are very far from each other and as I forgot the teleporter at home, walking was the only option :)

April 14 - Two days in Kiev is a short time

Arrived in Kiev by flying from Moldova.

April 15 - Walking in Kiev is like walking in a Cartoon

Walking around Kiev today and it was nice. Many people everywhere as it is Easter weekend, but it's not like Disneyland where people had to wait in a queue before getting entry to a sight :D. Using my Google maps saved places, I found the sights I wanted to visit very easy.

Walking in Kiev is like walking between huge grey concrete buildings without end in sight, and then after the next corner getting overwhelmed by an oversized comic castle (churches) with golden or green roofs and which stands on a hill... haha.. very impressive!

It obviously was Easter weekend.

Painted eggs.

View towards Saint Michaels Cathedral.

In front of Saint Sophia's Cathedral.

The library.

Green roofs of Kiev

Many churches and cathedrals and other important buildings have green roofs because the owners originally wanted to plant grass on them. But as it didn't work out, they painted them green.

After all those green and golden roof castles, there is still no end in sight. So many buildings and impressions which are completely different from western Europe.

The Founders of Kyiv Monument

Along Khreschatyk Street.

April 16 - This motherland statue is crazy 

I had to get up early to cope with another part of Kievs astonishing architecture that is splattered all over town.

One of my favorite sights was that 60 meters tall "Motherland" statue with sword and shield in the hand, and in front of it all the tanks and other WWII statues that symbolize the defeat of Nazi's.

The Motherland Monument

Made of metal.

Great view from above

Many monuments and old tanks around

Soldiers who defeated the Nazi's

Along the way there are all these other cool buildings and monuments, each very unique and great to make pictures of :)

Looks like an UFO

Old tanks everywhere

Anti Aircraft tank

Old cars of Kiev

People leaving the church

Monument with fire in Kiev

Having lunch in a restaurant that I would say was typical Russian/Ukrainian/Soviet?! No idea, but the music, interior and the dumplings that I ate, seemed to be.

I already had an overflow of watching at cool things, but this place is very addictive and those buildings and monuments are pulling, whispering from the next corner "continue walking, here's another green roof castle with shields and swords, come check it out"..haha.

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