Deep Winter in Kiev

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This looks nice: Large on Black

 

Kiev is a cold place in the winter. I can't for the life of me figure out why the Germans chose to invade these old Russian cities in the winter months. They say the Russians had some significant success because they initially did not depend on tanks, which are not great in the snow, but instead relied on horse-cavalry.

 

All of this ultimately made me think that the only thing worse than being a German soldier during a Kiev winter would be being a Russian horse.

 

Over on the right there, you can see the huge statue celebrating the Great Patriotic War, which we know as WWII.

 

I am headed to Iceland in a few hours to hang out with Asmundur - I can't wait! I also took a few interesting shots here in Amsterdam, but I've had no time to process them.... coming soon!

  • susan 8y

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    Seen in my contacts.
  • Susan Caplan 8y

  • the-G-man 8y

    I can only say...brilliant...well that's not all I can say but it's all I need to say!!
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  • richie c 8y

    great composition!
  • DANIEL HERNANZ 8y

    Fantastic composition and colors
  • sue 8y

    very nice.

    .... as seen in "Just me and my Camera"
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  • Daniel Rea 8y

    In case you were wondering, she's called, Rodina Mat, she's titanium and she stands on top of the museum of the Great Patriotic War....and the rumour is she's not too steady on her pins these days...!

    Ukraine, Kiev 046 - Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Rodina Mat by Daniel Rea
  • Sergei Polishchuk 8y

    Great photo, as always. Thanks!
  • N_H_ 8y

    Stunning!
  • Brent Danley 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wondrous Winter, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Wow, this is wonderful!! Very nice.

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  • Juja 25 7y

    ohhh my God..live here, but never've seen it as fantastic!!!!!!!!!

    + faves!!!
  • Evgenia Aleksyuk 7y

    Beautiful shot! Truly amazing. But Kiev is no way Russian. Ukrainians have always been fighting for their independence and actually got it in 1991. Also I would think that you are confusing two different wars. Napoleon invaded Russia and his army suffered from the cold not less than the Germans during WWII. And in times of Napoleon of course horses were heavily relied on. Sorry, I couldn't help but comment on this.
    As to the photo, again, it is amazing and truly beautiful. I am sure not too many Kievites have seen their own city that beautiful. Thank you!
  • Bohdan Popovich 5y

    good shot )
  • Alex Buznik 5y

    грейт :)

    Неправильный геотэг.
    Wrong geotag - shows Amsterdam.
  • Stanislav Krutilin 4y

    Oh! That is my Kiev!
  • VladifromUkraine 4y

    Guys, first of all Kiev is not Russia - it is Ukraine. Second, the Statu you see in the picture is three times as high as the Statue of Liberty and third, go study history and geography.
    Regards.
  • eyeworksproduction.com 4y

    Kiev is where German Nazi where burning inocent people 24 hours in chimneys, then, then, then, we burned the hell out of Germans shitheads. so now the old nazzis are all here, leaving in n miami beach, mixed with the jews.

    but the photo is nice and it gets cold at times, but by far, not as much as in moscow(russia).
  • rmtx 3y

    Exquisite.
  • Phil Konstantin 3y

    I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:

    verybigphotos.com/indexTreyRatcliff-StuckInCustoms.html

    Thanks,

    Phil
    VeryBigPhotos.com
  • European Parliament 3mo

    Dear Trey Ratcliff,

    Thank you for sharing your photo. We have used it to illustrate a post on the European Parliament Facebook page and we quoted you as requested by the Creative Commons attribution.

    EP Web Communications Team
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