[a taste of Ukraine]

[a taste of Ukraine]

I decided to let you get a glimpse of the country where I am from: Ukraine.

Some visitors of this blog have seen this with their own eyes, some did not have a chance, so it will be a reminder / an experience.

The pictures were all taken by me last year in Pirogovo where I went with a friend of mine. It used to be outside of Kyiv, but these days it’s part of Kyiv and not even the remotest.

There are a lot of windmills in that museum. Being the breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine needed a lot of windmills to process the grain.

Since my friend and I went to Pirogovo during a weekend when there was a fair, we got a chance to see people in the traditional Ukrainian costumes.

There was a lot of stuff to buy, too. Ukrainian craftsmanship is amazing.

Accordion is one of the traditional musical instruments over here.

And our people love to sing.

The proof that I was there 🙂 (not that I really blend in with the environment, but that’s an entirely different matter)

Windmills in perspective.

A man playing on kobza – now THIS is the REAL Ukrainian deal. The Ukrainian bards played on kobza and were called kobzars (literally: a kobza player)

  • beautiful…

  • glad you like it 🙂 Ukraine is indeed very beautiful. I can't wait until the spring really kicks in and everything turn green and flowery…

  • Debbie Kane

    Thanks for the memories Zena…. Such a beautiful place full of wonderful people.

  • you know you're always welcome here in Kyiv (and not just in Kyiv), Debbie 😉

    great to see you here on this blog, too 🙂

  • Debbie Kane

    Thanks Zena! It'll always be home for me – its the only place I have ever felt 100% at home in! 🙂 I love to read your blogs – they are awesome!

  • Hey Zee! Just now dawned on me to check out your blog. DUH! Takes me awhile but I get there eventually. 🙂 Beautiful pictures. So…are you still in Ukraine or here in the states? I plan to visit more often. In fact, just put you in my google reader. Gotta go so i can catch up on the other 9 posts it said I have missed.

  • great to see you here, Bill! 🙂 hope you'll enjoy my ramblings (warning: sometimes, they are very random) 😀

    regarding Ukraine: well, i am Ukrainian and yep, i am still here, in good ol' Ukraine.

    🙂 i guess Google reader uploads the last 10 posts 🙂

  • It is a great looking place. I love other cultures and seeing them.

  • Funny – I think I was commenting here as you were commenting on mine – just one of those quirky things I find funny.

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  • Guess I fall in Bill's category. It never dawned on me to follow you back to your blog until I saw Michael's post this weekend. Gorgeous pictures and country.

    Now that I have been here and wandered around, I'll be sure to check back regularly.

    • Welcome, Dusty 🙂 I hope you'll enjoy the ramblings 🙂

      Thanks, yes, Ukraine is very beautiful (now we only need the government who would take good care of the resources they have at their disposal) 😀

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