Saturday Activities

Kievans sure like to party. On Saturday, a long section of Kreschatyk was closed down with a stage set up in the middle of the square. Music was pumping, bodies were moving and the beer was flowing. Here’s a selection of some photos we took yesterday.

Hidden underneath the entire square, Kreschatyk, past the monument and all the way back to the curved glass structure is an underground maze of passages leading to shopping malls and the train station. It’s pretty remarkable. Do you see the skylights littered all over the plaza?

Map picture

One more observation: there are a ton of yellow and white buildings in Kiev. I think I figured out why. The Ukrainian flag is made up of a stripe of sky blue over a stripe of yellow. So I think they like to paint buildings this way because it represents their flag. In the slideshow above you can see an example of that rotunda in yellow juxtaposed against a beautiful blue sky. Anyway, that’s my take and I’m sticking to it!

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adopting2fromUkraine said...

You're probably right about the color scheme. On a playground in our daughter's region, there were tires partly buried in the ground. The parts that stuck up were painted alternately light blue and yellow like the flag.


Jeri said...

Because Ukraine is the breadbasket of the world....the yellow represents wheat fields and the blue the sky.

Dave Baldacchino said...

Thanks for the explanation Jeri, I should have known :)

Dave Baldacchino said...

BTW Jeri, I love that house! I've only visited the Hill Country area once and it was absolutely gorgeous. Great spot for a vacation retreat!