Saturday, 3 November 2007

Gotham city or Kiev?

No, this is not Batmans house in Gotham city, but just a transformer house on the other side of the road from the presidents residence in Kiev, Ukraine...
Dit is niet Gotham city of het kasteel van Batman, maar een transformatorhuisje recht tegenover het huis van de president van de Ukraine. Ik was dus weer eens in Kiev.

This is an beautiful art nouveau house, also located opposite to the presidents house. It has kinds of animal sculptures over it, frogs, fish, elephants, tigers, dragons, rhinos, deer. A regular Zoo. Story goes it was built by an architect who sold prefabricated building parts, and he wanted to show the possibilities of using concrete, some 100 years ago.

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