Monday, March 31, 2014


The seasons come and go, buildings are renovated, artwork is remembered- or forgotten, old nations grow into new nations. Everything changes.

In the spirit of those changes, here are a few local snapshots showing exactly that:

Poetry Plaza




Rocket Builders artwork near the Pushkin metro



The Museum

In the final stages of renovation



Flyers on the street

2013: "100% effective method of seducing the girl of your dreams! Sign up for a free lesson."
2014: "The Kiev Junta prepares for war. Let's stop the nationalistic war madness."



Gorky Park

Under reconstruction in 2012
A completely different place by spring 2013!
Winter/Spring 2012
May 2013



Victory Square (Mirror Stream Fountain park)

As I first saw it
In springtime
After (controversial) construction began on what is to be a new church
Photo from most recent visit

Cigarette kiosks

Old-school style
High-tech style

In closing:
“And that is how change happens.
One gesture.
One person.
One moment at a time.”
(Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing)


  1. Wow, it is crazy how much some of these spots changed! Gorky Park looks gorgeous in the warm weather, and I can't help but smile at the newfangled cigarette vendors ;)

    1. If you ever venture to this part of Europe on your travels, drop me a line and we'll hit up that park! It's a blast : )

  2. Wow! I think I won't even recognize Kharkov the next time I come back...hopefully sooner than later, but it's hard to know if travel to Ukraine is such a great idea these days :(((