Farewell to the Summer

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I'm not a fan of pompous summaries, New Year's or wedding or any other kind of promises. Once, Friedrich Nietzsche said the greatest words, exactly how I feel:

“That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.”

But... There's always a place for exceptions. This year is in a way exceptional. My life is pretty dull but it is more conscious than ever.

Therefore, saying goodbye to this summer of 2022, I am thankful. And Sonia too.😊 Just because it was, although not the best one, even if war isn't over as I supposed. For the fact that all my relatives are alive and my home is intact. For my quiet nights even if they are sleepless. For warm sunbeams on my skin after long cold winter, and rains, even for damn thunder that scares me every time. Drops of joy in s sea of sorrow. For my developed skill to turn insanity into normality. This is a superpower of all Ukrainians, all who stayed. Because... life must go on.😉


Walks are my entertainment. I walk by feet a lot. I love to see new details on daily routes, and I enjoy it. Enjoy the last days of this exceptional summer... It's raining in the middle, and seems to be cold, and in few hours it's boiling hot again. We'll miss this in winter.

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I came across an arched passage, with paintings on both sides. As far as I understand, this is an advertising of a cafe in a courtyard. I checked it, it was closed. Hope life will return here soon.

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Another gentlemen with a cup of coffee. This is a famous architect Władysław Horodecki, he is a creator of beautiful and fancy buildings in Kyiv and around Ukraine.

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I took this photos on my phone. It's so unusual to me to share photos taken on a phone.

Here are a few more pictures taken with my Sony 6400 recently. A few more views of summer Kyiv.

Andriivskyi Descent

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Old Kyiv
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This building was renovated recently, but it stands closed, so far.

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I made a long way. This is a symbolic synagogue designed by the Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects was built in Babi Yar to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the shootings in this tract. It was first opened 1,5 years ago, but I came here only now. Actually, I saw it before, one time, but the giant book was "closed". This is the first time when I saw it inside, and it's ... beautiful!

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The height of the building is 11 meters. Like a book, it opens and closes using special mechanisms. The synagogue is decorated with patterns and prayer texts that repeat the traditional painting of ancient synagogues in Western Ukraine, destroyed during the Second World War and the Holocaust. The ceiling is decorated with drawings in the form of a map of the starry sky, which reproduces the position of the stars on September 29, 1941 - the first day of mass executions in Babi Yar. It is made of hundred-year-old oak wood, which symbolizes the connection between the tragic events in Babyny Yar and the present.

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Well, it was a nice walk, and it's over. If to believe the forecasters, then my summer will end exactly according to the calendar. On September 1, cold weather and rain will come.

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Until then, weather vane on the top of Nick's mill points to a sunny day. I wish your days to be always sunny, regardless of the weather.

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See you in the fall 💙

Yours,
@zirochka

P. S. Thanks to @tattoodjay for hosting #WednesdayWalk. It's a little bit early, but I believe it's Wednesday somewhere in the world already. 😊 Tomorrow is a very busy day.



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Сумуєте за Україною .. По фото видно. В літо вже добігає кінця.

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Ну... я ж в Україні. Сумую за минулим, якого вже не буде, за рідними, яких давно не бачила, за друзями, які... вже не повернуться. Хоч і живі.

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От і я про те, сум про те, яка вона була, Україна до і зараз. Сумно.

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Old town that keeps history, a nice statue and high artistic value. Thank you.

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$WINE

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“That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.”

But... There's always a place for exceptions. This year is in a way exceptional. My life is pretty dull but it is more conscious than ever.

For my developed skill to turn insanity into normality. This is a superpower of all Ukrainians, all who stayed. Because... life must go on.😉


Your journey and your walk is inspiring and wonderful for people to learn from. Such respect for people who make gold out of mud.

I hope the sun shines again for you soon. But I suspect that even if it doesn't, you will somehow make your own and share it anyway.

You've got this!

p.s. Such beauty in your city as well. The art and creativity is gorgeous.

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I hope the sun shines again for you soon. But I suspect that even if it doesn't, you will somehow make your own and share it anyway.

Thank you! 💙

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The pleasure really is all mine ❤️

Sharing your journey on mainstream social media as well.

Keep shining the light, sister. 😊

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I love that first photo so charming and it made me smile

This is a superpower of all Ukrainians, all who stayed

Well said and stay strong, I pray for the war to end and for peace to return

Love those painting you came across on the walls

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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I love that first photo so charming and it made me smile

Oh yes ) I sent it to my daughter, and by her reaction, I realized that the photo should be used as a cover ) After all, it's #WednesdayWalk and #MakeMeSmile :D

Well said and stay strong, I pray for the war to end and for peace to return

Thank you. I so much hope it will end this year

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Гарна прогулянка. Як не крути - життя триває 💪

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Yes, the summer will end soon 😉
Still very hot hear in southern Spain 🇪🇸

Such a beautiful walk @zirochka and so much art around. Great StreetArt finds. It adds to the cities personality 😎😊
Thanks for sharing your great captures with us.
Have a wonderful Wednesday 👋🏻☀️🌺

!LADY

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I came across this today and it makes my heart a little bit happy to read these thoughts. Not all the moments are happy, but, you are a positive soul and I hope you know how inspiring you are to so many.

The synagogue is beautiful and I hope its meaning is not lost on people and will not be destroyed. I hope you are doing well and I cannot believe Autumn is around the corner already!

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Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Denise! Yes, autumn is here.. It's less than 2 weeks to Hive Fest, and when I think of it I wish I could meet you there. It's Friday, reminds me of your MarketFriday, and I believe that one day I'll make a nice post for it again. But still, my shopping is very quick and people on markets here are still wary of a stranger taking pictures. I wish it to be nice, colorful and pleasant. Maybe I can go shopping in Amsterdam.😊 Why not? Once, my good friend from UK told me that shopping does not need to be buying things.😉
Sending you my hugs and !LUV
(or !BEER )

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I can only wonder why in the pass few days, I sleep off while writing a comment 🤦🏾‍♀️ haha. Anyway, the old vibe is gone, so I'll just go straight to the point: kudos! Glad for you too.

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