Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What I love: Kharkiv architecture

Ten of my favorite things about the architecture in this city! : )


 #1. Buildings with arches that you can drive through:
Overwhelming, slightly depressing, yet impressive.



#2. Unexpected splashes of color:
Sumskaya St


#3. Pretty much anything in the snow...

... or covered with ivy:

#4. Buildings with laundry drying:



#5. The Jewish synagogue (which is 100 years old and, according to this article, was used for sports during the USSR).
View from a side street. The actual synagogue is quite neat and tidy-looking.

#6. Downtown:

#7. The old...

... and the new:

#8. Intricate details and fanciful guardians:
 
 
This building was just redone over the summer- you can still see the construction platform.
 

#9. The churches:
 

#10: Brick, brick, brick! It's everywhere:
 


What's your favorite?

7 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine!

    Love this post and all of the beautiful pics - you've given such great insight into the Ukraine here :)

    I don't know if you remember me, but you had commented quite a bit on my blog this summer. I shut it down without notice but I recently started up a new blog that has been rebranded. Just wanted to reconnect with you!

    Hope you are doing well

    Jessica

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    1. It's so good of you to drop by, Jessica! I'm really looking forward to exploring your new blog : ) Thanks for the notice, on the way over there now!

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  2. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    My last post is about Kiev.

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    1. Hi Ionela! You captured some truly beautiful photos of Kiev : ) I've shared them with my readers on Facebook.

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  3. Really love this blog Katherine - fabulous photos and captions!

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