Daily Photo – Kyiv, Ukraine
Ukraine is a strange place to take photos. I was in Kyiv for a few days while on a journey to photograph Chernobyl, so I took some time to wander around the city. It was the middle of winter and the snow was up past my knees. I found this amazing cathedral and spent a while taking shots of the outside before finally going inside to get warm. I didn’t know if I was allowed inside, but I went for it anyway. I say it’s an unusual place to take photos because I never saw another photographer the entire time in Ukraine. Maybe it goes back to their communist days and they are extremely suspicious of anyone with a camera… I definitely received a bunch of suspicious looks from people, especially the older generation. This cathedral was built in the 1700’s in the Ukrainian Baroque style, destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930s, then rebuilt following Ukrainian independence in 1991.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.