22nd of June marks the Day of Sorrow and Remembrance of Victims of War in Ukraine. Ukraine has been through a lot in past and in the recent years but never shows unless it is a day to commemorate those days.
Weekend called and I was out again enjoying life and the city that celebrates life, Kharkiv. One of the, if not the best cities in the world. THAT is subjective and very biased. But only in Kharkiv can you sit on one side of a tall building enjoying a succulent grill and orange juice while on the side their are kids climbing on some of the most dangerous mobile weapons of the country. Truly, just another regular day in Kharkiv.
I was being served my farewell chocolate fondant just a building away from the "Freedom Square". One of the most significant spots in the country. Not only does it have a huge historical significance, this city-center square is one of the biggest in Europe, an architectural landmark and the heart of almost all the events in the city.
It also has the "Derzprom" building, the first skyscraper in the country and is bordered by The National University of Karazin, and once had the Lenin statue that was taken down in the recent years during the revolution of 2014.
This square is the crowd favorite for meet-ups, concerts, paying tributes and so much more.
After my meal I headed to the square for a relaxing walk only to find out a fleet of army soldiers surrounded by very obviously excited children. The square was scattered with a few automobiles used in the times of wars. From fighter jets to a bright red firetruck.
It was a weird feeling. Not the fact that the soldiers were briefing the adults about how and what the army automobiles were, nor the children taking a joy ride in them, but the fact that I wanted to go hop into them, too.
Enter long list of pictures from the day:
All in all, it was a nice learning experience for everyone there. Some learnt through touch, some through sitting in them, some from listening and some from reading. Such exhibits aren't rare. There is something or the other going on in the square every weekend. Some more exciting than the next.
I am not sure if this was an exhibit, but the man on a bicycle sure looked like the coolest thing there. LOL
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