Bandura and winter skies in Kiev, Ukraine © Michelle Chaplow Photography

The Bandura Kiev

A musician playing the Bandura, a string instrument unique to the Ukraine. This image was taken in January 2009 with temperatures -15º C in Kiev, Ukraine that day.

Winter skies in Kiev

Frozen rivers, bare trees, white skies, yet the golden domes of the churches in Kiev , glisten with hope in a monotone winter sky.