Sunday, May 24, 2009

Національна опера України імені Тараса Шевченка

The Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv

Thanks to the same Round Robin, I received this beautiful card from Helen O. It shows the amazing old building of the Opera House in Kiev. Helen also wrote that there is a twin-brother of this Opera House in another Ukrainian City of Odessa. I have been to Kiev once a long time ago, but I do remember the beauty of this city!
"Our theatre is one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance constructions in Kiev. It belongs to the architectural styles of many epochs and centuries - from the golden-domed temples of Kiev Rus' up to the refined rhythm of modern buildings of the beginning of the 20th century." From their web page, I learned that this building was built on the verge of the 20th century in place of the old one which caught on fire. They opened it up in ~1898 as the national largest stage. Even though during the Soviet times, the plans were made to simplify it to fit the Soviet style, thankfully it was never done. What a beautiful place to listen to classical music!!

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  1. That round robin sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Check out my link to! Then go to the forums and look under Round Robins. If you like postcards, or just have some, it is a lot of fun and a great way to get new cards!

  3. Hello from Pakistan!
    Happy Postcard-Crossing Friendship!!!

    You have a very nice collection here.

    I am Cheema from Pakistan. I am a new postcrosser at site. I have also made a couple of beautiful blogs promoting my hobbies and sharing my collection.

    My postcrossing's profile can be seen at:

    At the moment, I am interested in Blog link exchange. If interested, you can add my blog to your postcrossers list and leave me a message at or leave a comment on my blog

    I am also interested in swapping postcards with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me any such card? At the moment (25 Apr 2009), I donot have any UNESCO site card from anywhere so all are welcome. Afterwards it will be selected cards which I would be missing. If its possible please send me the name of the site in your message and we can go ahead with our swap.

    In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape or UNESCO heritage sites from Pakistan - which I think will be a nice addition in your collection?

    So are you interested....???

    Waiting anxiously for your kind reply
    Best Regards
    Yours Cheema