Sunny winter days are perfect for walking around a city.

Kiev is a very photogenic place for it, and also happens to be where I am based at the minute. So without going into old photos and doing an article based in the past this is a right up to date post.

I just happened to be out for a 4 hour walk today enjoying some rare sunny and not so cold weather and taking photos.

Just wanted to show you a simple few hours in my life doing one of my favourite things -wandering around a city, chilling in parks people watching, enjoying a good cup of coffee, searching for any street art, and observing the beautiful architecture of the old area.

What do you like to do in cities in winter?

Kiev In Winter

Sophia’s cathedral with it’s gold roofs highlighted against the winter blue sky.


Another church’s gold roofs contrast amongst the green of a nearby park.


Elderly woman feeds pigeons in the park.


Some of the modern suburbs of the city in the background taken from a vantage point in a park.


The darkened trees of winter give some dark winter ambience to the day.


Kiev has some great street art, and in the centre some good pieces can be found in the old city.



Walking back through the same park as before after getting a coffee.


Historic churches are one of the highlights of Kiev’s architecture and are centrally located near parks so easy to see while relaxing on a bench.


Getting a cheap americano coffee in one of the many mobile coffee places to keep warm and get energy for the walk. These are found everywhere in Kiev, especially around parks.


It’s interesting to see the contrast between the nature in the parks and the dark of the underworld.




Jonny Duncan is a travel blogger and freelance photographer. He specialises in adventure and budget travel with over 20 years of experience. He started blogging in 2013 to give advice for other travellers. He has lived in Japan, Amsterdam, Kiev, and more.

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