The author of Kiev city secret places guide is Tasha Jallois - Interpreter, Translator and Guide in Kiev.
My biggest hobby is traveling, and I started with my on Kiev city of Ukraine and it’s suburbs. I have found the places people never would notice in their everyday busy life, “Secret Kiev” - this is the unique excursion, which will open the curtain to what Kiev city is hiding from us.
Here we may find an upside-down restaurant, a chocolate house and a chocolate man, dog-size crowns and giraffes living in the yard of apartment blocks, house of a crying widow and widower, allays that berry love stories, scary lost graves and unfinished mental house… and many many more.
So here we go!
Kiev secret place - Giraffes in the yard
One may think giraffes are not typical play ground inhabitants, but I have to reassure you. Four of them have left Africa to settle in Kiev and watch little children playing.
Kiev secret place - Monument to the garbage truck
A unique and the only one in the world!
Kiev secret place - Lost graveyards and half-built mental home
A scary place in a deep deep forest. Only for brave people to visit. Some say they have seen witches gathering on a Sabbath.
Kiev secret place - Eiffel Tower
Kiev secret place - Monument to a single mother
Very funny monument if to consider it is situated just in from on the Central Civil Office where people get married.
Kiev secret place - Monument to mother and her child
Lonely mother is honored twice in Kiev city. Here she is situated in from of the children’ hospital. We can only guess what all of the gestures mean.
Kiev secret place - Black Sea fountain
Ukraine is washed by two seas: Azov and Black sea. One fan of the latter have made a fountain of it, where we may see Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish seashore area.
Kiev secret place - Cage with dog-sized crowns
Living peacefully for many years in the yard of one of the old houses in the center of the old town. Friendly creatures love people scratching their forehead, but watch their nib, they can bite.