The Baroque Castle in Evening Snow

(Reminder – You have until MIDNIGHT tonight to vote for me for the Bloggies in the Photography section, if you would be so kind – thank you. Also, I will upload pictures from Chernobyl soon.)

This evening while walking to dinner at an Uzbekistan restaurant, the sun started to go down behind the icy overcast skies, casting more of that eerie blue light across the city of Kiev. There were a few flecks of snow beginning to fall, but not enough to obscure Saint Andrews Church here as we passed.

This classically baroque church was originally in the mid 18th century and is still occasionally used by the creatively anachronistic Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox church for services. It’s built on a very steep hill, near a steeper and scenic curved road, which was too icy for me to get down with the tripod. It’s one of the few times I decided discretion was the better part of photographic valor.

The Baroque Castle in Evening Snow

  • Anthony Roby

    You take your tripod to dinner ???

    I’m glad you do – these photographs are fabulous.

  • haha – sure why not! 🙂


  • Really wonderful and magic photos.
    Congratulations !!!!!!!!
    Corinne – France

  • os

    Vizit Lviv, Ukraine!
    Yo’le be impressed!

  • Teryosha

    If you are entering this in a fotog blog you should correct that this is Arkhangel Mikhal’s NOT Andrew’s.

  • sergei

    I don’t understand the logic behind labeling the UAOC anachronistic….
    Teryosha, It’s St. Andrew’s! You are clearly not familiar with Kiev.

  • Steve

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful place! I agree with Sergei, though. It’s St. Andrew’s cathedral. Wish I’d bracketed my shots when I was there in the summers of 2000 and 2002 so I could create an HDR version of my own. Guess I now have a reason to go back….

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