Women and girls

Beautiful muses of Kyiv

The number of female stone faces and sculptures were found in Kyiv – 256

Facades of many buildings are decorated with women’s faces. They not only give charm to them, but they also hint us how important women are in our lives/

Photo above: the most famous “stone woman” of Kyiv is the Weeping Widow at 23 Luteranska Street. The Building was built in 1908 upon the project of architect Eduard Bradtman and since then it became cluttered with a huge number of legends. According to one of them, the image symbolizes the image of Gamayun bird’s belongings from the painting by the artist Vasnetsov.

Click on the photo to find out the address and story of the stone guardian

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©ollecting mascarons and stone faces of Kyiv since 2010

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