Last week there was finally some sunshine and warmer temperatures. So we went out to enjoy it while it lasted.
A nice view of the monument to Prince Vladimir the Great from Vladimirskaya Gorka Park
Another great view of the other side of the city across the river from the park
Keith enjoying the sunshine too
View of the People’s Friendship Arch from the Park
Pit stop for some juice on the walk over to see the arch
Who wants to ride the Matrix? There were a few amusement type rides around the arch
More great views
My handsome hubby
We found a yummy ice cream stand on the way back
The first weekend we were here and this past weekend the main street here in the center of town has been closed off and there is some sort of event going on.
Walked up on this choir singing
Some of the buildings and monuments in Independence Square
There are so many old church buildings here to go and see. They are really so large and beautiful. I’ve been adding links back to Wikipedia, so if you’re interested on reading more about them, click on their names. This next one, St. Andrew’s, was on a cobblestone road called Andrew’s Descent which is on a very windy steep hill. All along the road are merchants selling paintings, souvenirs and other random items.
Part of Andrew’s Descent
Coffee is really popular here and can be found everywhere, including the back of this guy’s truck
Monument to Grigory Skovoroda