Monday, 5 July 2010

Kyiv, Ukraine

This very beautiful postcard of St Andrew's Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, arrived a while ago. The church itself looks very pretty and I really like the flowers on the foreground. Blossoming trees are one of my favourite things about spring. :)

St Andrew's Church is a major Baroque church located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The church was constructed in 1747–1754, to a design by the Imperial Russian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a cathedral.

The Saint Andrew's Church overlooks the historic Podil neighborhood, situated on a steep hill to which the church gave its current name Andriyivska Hill. It is currently one of four architectural landmarks of Ukraine, which were put down on the List of Mankind Treasures of Five Continents by the world society.

This stamp is what I see the most on mail from Ukraine. It's a definitive stamp issued in 2004 with the theme 'Agricultur'e. It shows Wheat and a trident.

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