"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More pretty places in Kiev

St. Michaels's Cathedral--This cathedral of the Eastern Orthodox religion was rebuilt in 2001 after the Soviets destroyed it.  

Independence Square where the Orange Revolution was held.

The Dnieper River (see Big Mama in the background?)  Brian has an awesome picture of him baptizing someone in that river on his mission.

St. Sophia's Cathedral  (We hiked the 210 steps to get to the top of that bell tower, by the way.)

Cute cobble stone road, and my shoes that I bought because they were supposed to be so comfortable, but that I ended up abandoning for my sneakers on day 2

This is very interesting--a statue of Lenin on the middle of one of the main streets.  Brian's wondering how this managed to never get torn down??

The main street Khreschatyk at night time.  They block it off on the weekends and it is where all of the restaurants and shopping stores are.  This is very touristy and fun.

All that remains of the gate to the city


Nana Candy said...

The cathedrals really remind me of the ones in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Heather S. said...

So pretty!

Joyce said...

How interesting. Thanks for sharing.

donna said...

Wonderful pictures... Thanks so much for sharing them with us... : )

Krissy said...

I have loved reading about your vacation and seeing your beautiful pictures. What a wonderful trip you and Brian were able to take. I love the story about the missionaries.

Kanabites said...

I just read all about your trip. How amazing and wonderful it all sounds. Glad that you were able to do that!

Amy said...

I just caught up on your blog. What an amazing trip! I read some of your posts with tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing, I feel like I was actually there!

Claudissima said...

wow this is amazing....cool cool cool pictures....and a great tour guide huh?