The political motives behind the arch made of stainless steel and shown on the photo above may well be obsolete and sound strange now. Still, the location itself is worth visiting - because of the views from the high bank of Dnepr river.
We in Moscow love to visit Kiev now and then. I posted on my Moscow Life pages a story about Kiev in year 2000, now, three years later it makes a perfect sense to return to the topic and show you more photos. Not commenting them at all - because almost any comment from a citizen of Russia immediately sparkles objection from Ukrainian nationalists, and there so many of these energetic people around. And now, in the middle of hot Moscow summer I am too lazy to spend my time on arguments.
So - let us just watch Kiev from different places, at different angles. The city is worth it. And not only the city - now its suburbs offer also interesting views and places. Among them, nice restaurants, rich suburbs, and good old sunsets.
...And good old and very modern music, too! Music is all around the city and outside of the city too. They love to play it here - and do know how to do it
Kiev is alive - as any good city - not only because of its magnificent buildings or lively scenery. People are who make it vibrant with energy and warm emotions. They are different. From the youths hanging out in the central streets at midnight to elderly praying ladies on the paved paths in the Lavra...
Night life in summer time occurs outdoor, and is surprisingly safe for a Muscovite. Police patrols the streets with no machine-guns in their hands, unthinkable situation by Moscow standards. Cozy restaurants with excellent cuisine all offer more seats in the open air - and that is exactly where one should sit to enjoy the life around.