Today we walked up the street where so, so many Ukrainians were shot during the revolution. I cannot get a decent picture on my tablet, but here are some of the memorials with the famous shields the demonstrators used. Notice that one has door handles on it. The Kremlin propaganda claimed the Americans were arming the Ukrainians. With THAT?
Not much defence against snipers!
This is the street that connects to Kyiv’s main square, where so so many people were shot by pro-Russian snipers during Ukraine’s revolution.
There are pictures and individual memorials to each of the many dozens of people who died.
Some were still just teenagers.
One day we’ll actually stop on this road and I’ll take some decent – clear and closer – pictures of the many hundreds of kangaroos on the way from Canberra to Queanbeyan. This is when we were speeding past in the car, and I managed to miss almost all of them in my picture!
We have a plague of them in the Canberra region, and it’s really annoying when people from Australia’s bigger cities (and Japan!) – big, heaving places where you NEVER see kangaroos! – try and tell us how we’re supposed to deal with them. Try living with them jumping on your car, in your house, attacking you when you’re out walking or jogging, destroying the environment because they’re overpopulated…
We have had a couple of cars destroyed by kangaroos in the middle of the city. This picture was taken from a car we had to get after a kangaroo totalled our last one recently. Our neighbours had a massive dead kangaroo in their front garden one afternoon, and we live not far from the CBD.
However, I don’t dislike them at all. I think they’re great, and they look spectacular jumping en masse at sunset.
And… well, we didn’t expect them to get there, but “delivery is impossible” kind of sums up Putin’s agenda in 2014.
Oh, 2013 had its moments, sure, but I can’t say I’ll be sad to see it go! Here are a few pictures from this year. We’ll just pretend the rest of 2013 didn’t happen!