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?


  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


    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!

  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.

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

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