The Purple Cold of Kiev

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in Photography, Ukraine | 6 Comments
The Purple Cold of Kiev

I went to Kiev in the beginning of February, when the skies were white and blank and the sidewalks sleek with ice. I needed a few days out of Turkey, but fleeing from the rainy chill of Istanbul to the bitter cold of Kiev seemed counter-intuitive. I admit, I avoided the forecast before I bought […]

February 2017

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Monthly, Turkey, Ukraine | 4 Comments
February 2017

February felt like a reset after overextending myself in January; it was a chance to be grounded and calm and to catch up with many, many friends. Lots of laughter this month got me through the last gasp of dreary winter. Best Of The Month I needed to get out of Istanbul at the beginning […]

The Kiev Crematorium

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 in Ukraine | No Comments
The Kiev Crematorium

When most people visit Kiev, they don’t spend their first day at a crematorium. But I was in Kiev with my friend Nate, comrade in concrete, fellow enthusiast of Soviet-era architecture, and we weren’t about to waste a sunny day on something that was just plain pretty. No, we wanted to see something strange and […]