Art Nouveau building built in 1901 by Vladislav Gorodetsky, the 'Gaudi' of Kyiv. The decorations depict exotic animals and hunting scenes - Gorodetsky was an avid hunter. Since 2005 it has been used as a presidential residence for official ceremonies
Kiev, Ukraine 2010 September 6th 2010 YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT AND THEN GO THROUGH THE PHOTOS (CLICK ON THE NUMBERS AT THE TOP) IN THAT ENLARGED FORMAT, THEN RETURN TO THE JOURNAL BY CLICKING YOUR BACK BUTTON OR THE NAME OF THE BLOG ON THE RIGHT OR BELOW THE PHOTO - DEPENDS ON YOUR COMPUTER.
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Europe » Ukraine » Kyiv Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Gran... ... read more
October, 2010. Hello All, We are back in Tucson, AZ "for the foreseeable future." As you know, in addition to Germany (twice), we've also lived in Guatemala, Ecuador, the Netherlands (twice) and South Africa. And of course we take every and any opportunity we can to travel - 98 countries so far, and even though we are slowing down, we have no plans to stop our wandering.... full info