Exhibition: A Room of My Own

Spring arrived in scorching-hot style this weekend and I’ve been doing everything possible to get out of the house and enjoy the soul-lifting sunshine. I was quite happy therefore to receive the following press release and invitation to a new gallery/exhibition opening in Kiev next week. Not only do I have a new reason to leave the house, but…

Sergey Illych eating Taranka

Turbasa Teterev: a weekend in the Soviet Union

In Soviet times each factory or collective had its own countryside resort called a Turbasa. Employees and staff could use the Turbasa for holidays and weekends out of the city. The town of Teterev, eighty km from Kiev is renowned for its beautiful nature and wildlife and several Turbasas were located there.  Sadly, after the…

Sorry

Alexander Terlyuk and e-not.tv want to welcome you to Ukraine. They also want to clear up a few points and say sorry. Don’t be intimidated, I think he means it.

As beautiful as a pysanka

‘The world is as fragile as an egg and as beautiful as a pysanka’ A few weeks before Easter, I walked out of the metro near my house and noticed a group of Babushkas crowded around a woman who was demonstrating a new gadget. While they maintained their cool-but-unforgiving ‘tough-guy’ stances (as all babushkas seem…

Capturing Kiev. Stunning shots of the Ukrainian capital

I’m happy to share some stunning pictures of Kiev, kindly submitted by Lev Shevchenko. Lev is a photographer from Kiev, inspired by his home city and urban themes. He shoots with a  Sony R1 and if you are visiting Ukraine with your camera, he suggests the following places: Crimea, the Carpathian mountains, the seaside, castles of Western…

EURO 2012 promos

As Ukraine gets ready to host the European football championships in June the country, well parts of it,  have had quite a serious cosmetic makeover. Streets have been repaired, roads built, airports opened and stadiums erected. Kyiv and Lviv got new logos, and the metro system even got new ‘English’ language signs! In addition to…