Monday, August 31, 2009

End Of Slavic Summer Old And New Postcards From Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union

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Many readers will recognize the top drawing of the Great Gate of Kyiv, by Viktor Hartmann.

The American conductor John McLaughlin Williams shared the second photo of the Golda Meir memorial with me last week. He took the photo in Kyiv during a business trip in which he recorded, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, his first Nicolas Flagello CD for Naxos recordings, which included the 1st Piano Concerto & Dante's Farewell.

Our niece is a scholarship student completing her Masters Degree at the historic and elite National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union.

The second to last 'postcard' is of the former Bohoyavlensky Cathedral of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. It was destroyed by Soviet authorities in 1935. It was built in the 19th century in Ukrainian-revival style.

Photo credits: Gold Meir memorial on Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv, Ukraine (c) John McLaughlin Williams. Copyright controlled. Other images (except last) via Wikipedia. With thanks.

Last image of the proposal for reconstruction on the Rybalskyi Peninsula, Kyiv (c) 2005. Copyright controlled. All rights reserved. Via Wikipedia.


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