On my way to buy a cake.
View from a balcony on a stairway landing.
On the stairway. It’s not that dark as on the picture. But I don’t use in in the evening.
A drive way to our house.
This may be called a “backyard of the Palatz Ukraina concert hall”. Concert hall itself is a bit to the left.
Radar factory (or plant… never understood difference between these two words) building. Originally it had to buildings, but another one was sold (or rented) to a hotel.
A business building. I don’t know what it used to be. Maybe it was some institute. Today it is rented to different small business.
A ladder to a window. Doors actually, but it didn’t look like this.
A dark alley.
Passing a park.
Waiting for the green light.
Stairs to the school. The school is on the right side.
Arrived to the shop where I bought my cake.
Usually my way is shorter and more direct. I just wanted to photo a bit.
Yesterday at my Chinese lesson I learnt how to welcome somebody in Chinese.
My teacher advised me to listen Chinese song that was written for Olympics in 2008 “Beijing welcomes you”.
The song is very beautiful! It is sung by different artists. There are three of them that I know including my favorite Jackie Chan. Now thanks to this youtube video I have a chance to learn more Chinese singers. The video is not of a good quality itself but it has names of everyone who sang it with pinyin lyrics. I printed it already. Another video has good quality (see below). I can see hieroglyphs clear in it. I don’t say that I can read them because I know very few of them yet. So it became another tool to learn Chinese.
Today in spite of being lazy I went to the Pechersk Landscape Park to check out the ‘Green cars’ exhibition.
It’s located on a 3,6 km distance from my home. It’s a walking distance to me. Kiev would be really nice city if not that nonsense that cars are allowed to park on walking paths. Every modern city on the world fights with non legal parking on walking path while here it’s fixed in the traffic rules.
Take a photo of a beautiful entrance.
Go to that tall far away building and turn right.
And go to a quiet street covered in poplar wool.
Walk a little bit more and I’m here.
The Pechersk landscape Park is the place I’d recommend every foreign guest who wants to buy Ukrainian souvenirs of high quality. There are so many stands of different crafts, of straw, of wool, wood, glass, metals, etc. There is even a dedicated area that is called ‘Craft town’.
I didn’t take any pictures because today I was shy to shoot but not buy.
Honey, sunflower oil stand.
This bike is the first installation of the park.
Retro green car
Old school green ‘car’
Signing field. Dancers, audience, left bank of Kiev.
Green car on a green tow truck
Robotics green car.
Green car inside out
Zaporozhets green car.
Camping green car
The boy on the above photo is just a stranger. He was photoed by his friends and I felt that he matched this car.
Racing green car
Salvaged green car
I was alone, so no photos of me. Konstantin is in Dublin. And I didn’t want to take anybody else because I would spend the whole days there while I had other plans too.
It took me one hour to get there, 30 minutes to walk in the park, one hour to get back, one hour to upload photos and write this.
Today I have my first hieroglyphic dictation. I know 42 common hieroglyphs plus hieroglyphs of numbers.
I learn them the following way:
1) write a row of them in a paper notebook
2) draw in fresh paint app (really like it!)
3) underwrite hieroglyphs under pinyin in my book
4) write a row in a special printout like this one
5) type them in my laptop and mobile phone to recognise digital hieroglyphs
6) search for them in different chinese web-sites. Here for example. It’s so exciting to find hieroglyphs that I know already! I had so fun when I was looking for a tea hieroglyph and I also found a ‘coffee’ one, a ‘to drink’ one, a ‘to have’ one and a ‘to want’ one. It’s such an amazing feeling recognising them!
7) try to combine them in sentences