Thursday, November 7, 2013

Graffiti #19: Kharkiv Skyline

Although I'm now home in America, I'm going to keep posting as if we recently had these adventures around Europe. I'll post the dates we actually visited these locations at the start of each posts in an attempt to keep things straight.

Graffiti #19: Ukrainian Skyline
Photographed: April 14th, 2013

Behind Kharkiv's famous Mirror Stream fountain you'll find a little park with a beautiful mosaic communist war memorial. And if you walk behind that you'll find a back wall filled with many large graffiti pieces.

This first one looks to be a Ukrainian pysanky egg with a smiley face.

And who doesn't love a little triangle based art.

 Lastly there is this great piece that is a stencil of buildings around Kharkiv's Freedom Square.

My favorite part is the middle section which highlights the Derzhprom Building.  It was built in 1928 and became the tallest building in Europe at it's completion.  

And on one of our last days in Kharkiv Laura and I walked around our neighborhood taking photos and I took a couple photos of Derzprom which is still a pretty impressive building 85 years later. 

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