Ukraine - From north to south

Exploring the country from Kiev and Chernobyl down to Odessa by the Black Sea.

  • Gold on green

    The cathedral is inspired by Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which may not be apparent from the exterior but much more from the inside. The first foundation was laid in 1037.

    Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

  • To arms

    Notice the combination of rose and grenade.

    Underpass near Rodina Mat in Kiev

  • I dream in color

    House in Kiev

  • Grab your loot


  • Big Mama

    The 62 meter statue towers over southern Kiev.

    Rodina Mat in Kiev

  • Catch it if you can

    One small step for man, one giant leap for baby stroller. This is the location of the unforgettable scene in Battleship Potemkin from 1925.

    Potemkin stairs in Odessa

  • Neither master nor margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov lived in this house for a while.

    Andriyivskyy Descent in Kiev

  • None shall pass

    Unlike the more well-known namesake in San Francisco, this was actually a gate. It was also called the Great Gate and used as Triumphal Arch until being sacked by the Mongolian horde in 1240.

    Golden Gate in Kiev

  • Snowroller

    Going uphill in Kiev

  • Prince of tides

    Black Sea coast in Odessa

  • Here we go

    Underpass near Rodina Mat in Kiev

  • The mist

    Andriyivskyy Descent in Kiev

  • Dueling tanks


  • Echoes

    The Independence Square is the central square of Kiev, a traditional place for political protests including the infamous Orange Revolution in 2004.

    Maidan Nezalezhnosti