Shot of the Day – House with Chimeras (Kyiv, Ukraine)

House of Chimera

Situated on Bankova Street, directly across from the Presidential Administration Building, is one of the most recognizable of Kyiv’s landmark buildings..The House with Chimeras.  It was designed and built in 1901-1902 by the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky.

He orginally intended to use the building as “upscale” apartments but financial problems caused him to lose the property as collateral on a defaulted loan.

Today, it is used as an official government building for meeting with official state visitors.

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Shot of the Day – Kyiv

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St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine is located on Chervonoarmiiska St just a short walk from the new stadium. It was designed in a gothic architecture style by Vladislav Gorodetsky (also responsible for the House of Chimeras) and E. Salya. Currently the National House of Organ and Chamber Music is also located here and performs organ concerts. It is well worth a visit for both the stunning beauty of the cathedral and concerts.

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