One of my "childhood" friends was from Ukraine. She came as an exchange student for a year and 20-some-odd years later here we are, still friends visiting each other when we can. In 2017 I moved from California to Denmark which made visiting me from Ukraine pretty easy. After a couple of visits, I got the "come to Kiev" offer from my friend. So I packed up for a quick weekend in the city that blew my mind.

An amazing, whirlwind experience; Kiev is a vibrant city filled with golden light and intensely beautiful architecture. Ukraine's history, especially recently, is tragic and difficult to learn and hear about... but I promise you, coming to Ukraine will give you a perspective on the world you never thought possible. My 72 hours in Kiev is the time I will cherish forever and I'm excited to return, hopefully, soon.

Here are some of the images I took while in Kiev, Ukraine. I hope you enjoy them and if you'd like to see more please visit my website!

More info: kelleyhudson.com

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Sing To Me

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N G 2 months ago

Nice picture

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#2

That's A Lot Of Teal

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Jeri Cooley 2 months ago

Love the colors !

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#3

Indoor Market

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Andrea Bernier Hall 2 months ago

I especially love this one

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#4

And Then, Suddenly, There's A Bear

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Bill phillips 2 months ago

Is that a person dressed in a bear suit?

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#5

Vineyards

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Koala King 2 months ago

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The 2nd biggest after the Amazon rainforest

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Princess Palace

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CookieNeerrrrd 2 months ago

what royalty lives there?

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#7

Play Me Something

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Koala King 2 months ago

My favourite reason why is because music is best to be heard alone for some people

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#8

All The Glitters

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Bill phillips 2 months ago

Beautiful, beautiful.

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#9

The Priest Is Also A Wedding Photographer

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

aw i wish them a happy marriage :D

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#10

View Of Kyiv

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Koala King 2 months ago

The opposite of the Thames

#11

It's A Scowl-Off

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Koala King 2 months ago

They must have massive dandelions there

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#12

Meditate

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LeilaM Hogan60 2 months ago

Wow, I never knew about the Beauty that Ukraine could offer until now who knew that there are more places to look for beauty than just New york or Paris.

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Everything Is Fine

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Michelle Snow 2 months ago

I stayed about a block away from here. Walked thru Independence square everyday. I, like you LOVED Kyiv! I miss it everyday and want to go back soooo bad. I'm from the US, btw.

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#14

What A View

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Bettina Jansen 2 months ago

lovely perspective <3

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#15

Colorful Balconies

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Jef Bateman 2 months ago

Aren't the winters there windy and cold? I wonder how they keep these places warm.

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#16

Pure

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Lina Maverick 2 months ago

i love your picture style.

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#17

Golden Lit Glory

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

sooooo pretty <3

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#18

Yard Sale

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Eirik Johnsbråten 2 months ago

That's one fabulous bus.

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Yarn Bomb

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

aw even trees need love

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#20

Beep Beep

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Vee Lyons 2 months ago

Beautiful building, shame about the graffiti.

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#21

Waiting For The Bus

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Lina Maverick 2 months ago

Wow! This is a very nostalgic view. Reminds me of the 90s, as the (my tiny) world was still in order. Even the elders are just in place. I like it!

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#22

Warm Summer Light

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

i love the pastel colors on the buildings!! :D

#23

Iron Lady

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

for some reason i thought that was the statue of liberty back there XD

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#24

Big Blue Cotton Candy

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CookieNeerrrrd 2 months ago

k, i want that candyfloss now ;p

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Heart

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#26

Old Doors Are Cool

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#27

This Is Where It Began

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Maya Rudik 2 months ago

Golden Gate

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#28

There Is Pain Here

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

now this is cool, the way the architects lined up the buildings like this, it makes me think of grocery store isles (but for giants)

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Lonesome View

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#30

Zoom In On The Balconies

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#31

Sunday Afternoons In Kiev

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#32

We'll Just Put A Ferris Wheel There

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#33

Busted

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EpicFangirl 2 months ago

he looks like he wants to punch the photographer....

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#34

The War Is Not Over

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Aleksander Grińkow 2 months ago

That green text on left pillar says "War is going". I'm very sad, Ukrainian people really have to struggle in life...

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Lady In White

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Tracey Hall 2 months ago

So many in one spot, it contrast to the beautiful churches that are seen.

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#36

Block Party

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NWB 1 month ago

the amount of times I would trip over on the street is mental!

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#37

Farmer's Market

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Annette Rainbow 2 months ago

a bit of explanation of what the building are would make them more interesting, other than that nice pics

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Chestnut

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#39

Futuristic Pineapple

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Slune 2 months ago

Soviet architecture in it finest;)

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#40

View From My Place

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