Monday, September 05, 2011

Kiev Churches and Monuments

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St Nicholas Prytyska Church, 17th Century

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St. Andrew's Cathedral, 1749-1754

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I can't find the name of this gorgeous little cathedral, built like a Lighthouse on the river.  I'm sure my new friend Eric, who hosted me around the city my first weekend, will tell me when he reads this!  There are a lot of these little walk-in cathedral's.  This one was so beautiful!

20th Century

 

 

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St. Michael's Monastery, front and back views, was destroyed by the Soviet regime, rebuilt as recently as the 1990's.   Only a portion of the original foundation, from 1108, remains inside but it was rebuilt to an exact replica.

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L. An old church relocated to Pirogovo, an outdoor museum showing life in Ukraine from centuries past.  If I remember correctly, this one is several hundred years old.  R. Vydubychi Monastery - on of the many churches there. 

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Grand Church of the Lavra, Dormition Cathedral, front and back views.  Originally built in the 11th century, destroyed in 1941, rebuilt in the 1990's. 

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St. Volodymr's Cathedral, 1862

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Lower Lavra, Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, 11th Century

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The following are photos from the National Museum (outdoor) of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945.

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Rodina Mat

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The Motherland Ukraine

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simply,

Auntie!

 

She weighs 530 tons!

 

 

 

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