Kiev has a face. It can be seen by looking carefully at any map.
Artists and architects of Kiev found on the map of their hometown something similar to the correct human face! This was a discovery not only of Ukrainian significance. Many equated the incredible discovery with the mystery of nature, a miracle. But gradually they began to forget about it. However, even today the find raises a lot of questions!
He was the first to see the face of Kiev and the architect Georgy Kurovsky, former chief artist of Kiev, deputy chief architect, told his colleagues about it. His guess was confirmed by photographs of Kiev from the Visicom satellite.
According to the director of the company Vladimir Kolinko, the "layers" of buildings and vegetation were successively removed from the original image, and a "naked" relief of the city turned out, which is strikingly similar to the profile of the face, "Gazeta Po-Kievski" quotes in September 2005. In a darker color the lowlands are painted, and the hills, highlands - light. And in general, all this is very similar to the outlines of a human head.
Those who discovered the "face of Kiev" believe that such a miracle cannot be rejected, and in the urban planning policy of Kiev it is important to rely on the features of its "face". “The main principle of urban planning policy should be the preservation of the unique landscape. It should be emphasized, emphasized. He is the main thing, and the buildings are secondary. The second basic principle should be morality. Morality is higher than economic expediency, - says Vladimir Kolinko. - We are used to defining expediency in terms of economics, political environment, someone's ambitions, but we need to consider it in terms of morality. This, by the way, is intuitively felt by the indigenous people of Kiev (...) ”.
The place that a person usually thinks - the forehead line - forms the slope of the Dnieper in the Pechersk region. Surprisingly, it was in this area that the "thinking" elite of the city traditionally sat. It is there that the Tsar's Mariinsky Palace, the buildings of the parliament, government and the presidential office are located. And in the center of the "forehead", where the "third eye" is traditionally painted, there is the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Two more shrines of Kiev - St. Sophia and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedrals - are located right in the "eye socket". The section of the eyes is drawn by the Khreshchaty ravine (Khreshchatyk). Narrow Podolsk streets are the nose of Kiev. The shape of the lips is sculpted by the relief of Burdock Yar. Here, in the mouth, is located the most ancient Cyril Church. The chin is sculpted by the floodplain of the ancient Kiev river Syrets, the back of the head (the tail of the Buddha? The Christian symbol of the fish?) - The floodplain of the Vita river. The ear of Kiev is the Sovskoe tract, and the temple is the Sovskie lakes. Cheekbone - Lybid.
Looking at this "face", it becomes clear that it is anthropologically correct.
Who is Kiev like?
The authors of the idea have their own opinions on this matter. Architect Kurovsky draws attention to the correct shape of the nose and the prominent chin of the "head". He considers this face to be Atlantean. This is how the ancient Egyptian sphinxes were depicted. Vladimir Kolinko draws attention to the eye. “I see a purposeful look, a difficult one, ” he says. Each person has his own opinion on this matter.
The map of streets superimposed on the relief of Kiev makes us understand that the streets do not interfere with the perception of the face at all, on the contrary, emphasizing the main features, they shape them. It was not without reason that Georgy Kurovsky saw the face of Kiev on an ordinary flat map of the city, long before the creation of "space" images.