21 January 2008

New year's tree in Independence Square, Kiev

In Ukraine, so I was told today, trees are decorated for the new year and it is a good sign if they can be kept looking healthy for a long time. Unlike in the UK where they should be taken down twelve days after Christmas or risk bringing bad luck, they can stay up until the next big festival on 1st May.

This tree is in Independence Square and looks its best after dark when the lights come into their own. The pattern of lights moves all the time and after a few attempts I managed to capture it with most of them on.


  1. hi-hi)
    i just came back from ukraine, and it's awesome. much better than in winter. we stayed in hostel in the center of the kiev, (http://kievhostels.com.ua/) and just walk around the maiden and center. it's spring.


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