World Travel Tales

Kiev, Ukraine

In Tears

This young woman is in tears after a religious procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 400, 1/100 sec at f/8.

Kiev, Ukraine

Orthodox Church Spires

Golden spires like these are common on churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 400, 1/400 sec at f/8.

Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Followers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reach out to touch the hands of one of the church leaders during this religious procession. Women were often reduced to tears after the slightest contact.

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 400, 1/400 sec at f/8.

Ukrainian Cultural Village of Pyrohiv, South of Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainian Picnic

We spent the day at the Ukrainian Cultural Village of Pyrohiv, which hosts an outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine.

After learning some history of this beautiful country, we feasted on delicious authentic Ukrainian cuisine.

This family was having a picnic in the afternoon shade of a huge tree.

Location: Ukrainian Cultural Village of Pyrohiv, South of Kiev, Ukraine

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 400, 1/320 sec at f/8.

Bottom of the street market, Kiev, Ukraine

The Dog Woman of Kiev

This well known woman takes street dogs and gives them food and a place to stay. On busy market days she often sits at the bottom of the street and collects spare change from the market going locals to help her pay for dog food.

Location: Bottom of the street market, Kiev, Ukraine

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 400, 1/50 sec at f/8.