Maidan Square (Independence Square), Kiev, Ukraine

It's always surprising to visit a place first seen on television during turmoil. The Independence Square in Kiev is one of the those places. For who doesn't know the place, it is a place of architectural grandeur, surrounded by buildings built during the soviet period.

A somber moment was when 108 people were shot buy snipers. These people now called something like the 100 "skyiers" or "celestials" (apparently something hard to translate) have their place along the road leading up to Parliament. These men and women all have a small memorial like this one.

(December 2015)

(December 2015)

Some more can be found here.