Every city has its own symbols characterising them. Kyiv is no exception and has an abundance of features that show off what makes the city unique.
In early 2017, Julia Bevzenko of Секретный дворик (Secret Courtyards) decided to create a project called #Шукай (look for), which would tell visitors and locals alike about the inalienable attributes of the capital. A year later, the first bronze sculpture of Chicken Kyiv appeared: it’s a dish known worldwide and a culinary symbol of the city. A QR code on the statuette tells users about the history and meaning of the little icon.
While there have been only four created so far, there will be twelve in total. Among them a chestnut and the Kyiv cake, which is a sweet feature of the city. Another sculpture in the form of Kyiv dry fruit jam was unveiled recently.
Every bronze statuette already has a legend. For example, if you rub a cutlet, then your wishes will come true, and if you stroke the cake, then you will be shapely in figure. Of course, try at your own risk! The next two figurines will be unveiled on the Day of Kyiv (last weekend of May). You’ll have to stay tuned to see exactly what they might be…
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They opened with much fanfare, but one key factor was overlooked. The 21st century upgrade to the stairs between Peizazhna Alley (Landscape Alley) and the Honchari-Kozhumyaki area leading to Andriivsky Descent was unveiled by Mayor Vitali Klitschko in July. He and other city officials lauded the opening, which – like an 80’s American TV show […]
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A hat is still much more than a piece of clothing. It is the most noticeable accessory anyone can wear. Madonna emphasised the significance of this item even more as she graced the cover of the August issue of Vogue Italia donning stylish headwear – tailor-made by promising Ukrainian designer, Lviv-born Ruslan Baginskiy. Before the […]