Andrievskii Descent at Sunset A Walk through one of my favorite stretches of Kyiv Free and always open Month of March, 2017
Photojournalism by Rebekah Welch
There are many persons, places, and things I love about Kyiv, but undoubtedly, there is one place pretty much everyone agrees is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots in the city (not to mention, exploring it is free). It’s not one location so much as a stretch of road, leading those who travel it though the high hills of the city center to neighborhood of Podil. The road is brick and the architecture is classically European, the people are all ages and all classes, and the views are nothing short of spectacular, particularly if you go at the start of “the golden hour”, photographer speak for one hour before the sun sets. Words will fall short, and so, I want to show you one of my favorite stretches of road during golden hour from start to finish through my camera lens.
Rebekah Welch is a senior at University of Montana in Missoula. She is a double major in Russian and Journalism with an emphasis on photography. She is studying Russian language at NovaMova in Kiev, and am also working for the school as an intern, creating a photoblog. After a semester abroad, she hopes to become fluent enough in Russian that she can work as photojournalist throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Although she loves this area of the world, she has a passion for journalism and will go wherever the story takes her.