|Yuri Gagarin mural near the Prospect Gagarina metro stop|
Anyways, because he's got one of those fancy new iPhones, we were able to take some fantastic photos along Prospect Gagarina after lunch. All these works of art are located on the side of the Gagarin Shopping Center (торговий центр "на гагарина") in an alley by the name of "Street Art".
From left to right:
|This is Papa Gueye, an athlete who came from Senegal to play for the city's Metalist team|
|A creative presentation of the Derzhprom buildings in Freedom Square. I've added a picture of the real thing for comparison.|
|Next up: a tin soldier? a famous general? And on the wall opposite, these army green silhouettes.|
|Looks like a Monday...|
|Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space|
|This says "Money is paper". You can see for yourself what kind of paper they're referencing! :p|
|Glory to honest labor which mines heavenly ore! Huh? (If you know Russian, can you please check my translation? I think the end is not quite right. Thanks!)|
|This is one of my favorites. Remember how as kids we were fascinated by "space food", astronauts eating out of tubes and packets and all that? Here are tubes of food, including borsch, mashed potatoes, and cutlets!|
The middle of the wall looks like a drug-induced dream: a gorilla tapping a man's head, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's little prince sitting in an apocalyptic junkyard, and a giant German-speaking panda welcoming passerby.
Finally, everything from a Beatles tribute to a traditional Ukrainian kobzar parachuting through the sky!
|Aw, is he riding atop a little tank? Cute! And check out the kid driving and eating a hamburger!|
|"heaven on earth"|