The place that is now called Landscape Alley was built in early 1980s. In 2009 activists began to improve this place, and the sculptor Constantin Skretutsky started decorating Landscape Alley with fairy-tale characters: cats-centipedes, elephants-fountains, giant sparrows settled on the street. The collection is constantly updated with new, interesting and original sculptures.
While walking on alley, you can discover such many attractions.
Picnic area near the National History Museum of Ukraine
At the beginning of Landscape Alley, near the Desyatinnaya Church and the National history Museum of Ukraine, there is a wonderful place. This is a wide park area where you can play frisbee or badminton, enjoy nature and relax on the grass, have a picnic, play games and just meet with friends. Near the museum you can often hear play on ethnic drums or guitar.
Outside the museum on the observation deck lies the famous stone, on which is written in old Russian: "From here Russian land started...". This stone was erected in memory of Kyiv foundation in the end of XX century. Also, on meadow in front of the museum you can find the shrine of Perun (slavonic pagan God).
At the entrance to the National History Museum of Ukraine you will be able to see six ancient prairie statues - stone sculptures: three from the Scythian epoch (VI century BC) and three — Polovtsian (XII-XIII centuries). They say that it is better not to show them excessive interest, because by legends, they are sacred and untouchable. Once they stood in steppes of Eastern and Southern Ukraine.
This place is called the mountain of the Kyi, on where Desyatinnaya Church was built during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise. According to legends, prince Vladimir the Red Sun with his wife, the Byzantine Princess Anna, were burried.
An ancient linden tree that grants wishes
One of the oldest trees of this area is the ancient linden tree. Visitors love this tree because it grant wishes. According to historians, the tree is now over 400-500 years.
Children's landscape Park "Landscape Alley"
You will never forget this colorful square. It's filled with fairy tale characters. Along the paths little goblins sit on colourful cushions in form of pyramids. On 30-meter mosaic wall - long cat-centipedes with their mouths open. On the backs of these infinite cats colorful birds are sitting, and inside the huge jaws there are benches for resting. Also you can see the mosaic tree with birds on its branches. On the park's wall - children's portraits.
In the center of the square stands the figurine of the Little Prince, the protagonist of Antoine de Saint-Exupery novel, it has a sad story because vandals frequently destroy it. You will enjoy two beautiful fountains: elephant with girl and two loving zebras.
Playground "Alice in Wonderland"
All in this playground imbued with the atmosphere of kind fairy tale. A little house with slide waiting for children. Above the slide - muzzle of a cat with a big cup, and white rabbit sits near, which only waiting for that time to drink tea. After getting on this site, you are transported into a fascinating Alice's adventures.
Playground "Two worlds"
The site consist of two peaces - negative and positive.
Sculpture in form of donuts, children's swing in form of cranes of well-being and fruits made of mosaic represent the world of goodness and justice. In the world of negativity settled: crocodile-bureaucrat, spider-mobster, scorpio-smuggler and tortoise-shadow-economy. The two worlds are united by a symbolic river, Hryvnia, in form of children's bridge. Fountain "coppers" is under the bridge, which is lined with gold mosaics.
"KIEV FASHION PARK" - park of "benches"
This is the first and only Ukrainian Park of Modern Sculpture and Installations. 17 art objects were opened on may 27, 2011. Thanks to the help of patrons, Ukrainian sculptors and designers have developed and created all masterpieces.
You can see many original sculptures such as:
- "Master and Margarita" in love
- "Rain" - the image of a man enjoying the rain
- "Shape of Light" in the form of a spotlight creates a feeling of being on shooting area
- "Rainbow", which is more known as the colorful "peeing boys"
- Romantic sculpture "Love River"
- "The Monument KOLENVALU"
- "Sign in Kiev, next to which all are photographed"
- Metal "Pinocchio"
You can sit and relax on one of the art benches of the park.
A ridiculous monument to Prince Svyatoslav on Horseback
Further in the alley, you will meet another interesting monument to Prince Svyatoslav. This monument is often called ridiculous, as Svyatoslav and his horse have over-muscular body, and the prince has pronounced prototype of the Cossack Chub on the head.
Graffiti of the skies
There is a wonderful street art on the Landscape Alley, which will appeal to all visitors. On the wall of a house, in the passage, angels are painted in the clouds with cans of spray paint in his hands. This work imitates paintings and temple paintings in the style of Renaissance. The name of the work - "A Different Soul".
Graffiti on a beer theme
Finishing your walk on alley, you will come to the Lviv Square, on the end of the house #38 on Velyka Zhytomyrska street there are extraordinarily fascinating graffiti. Huge 3D picture on the wall depicts the life inside of an imaginary house.
The painting is conventionally divided into old ages with a beer tavern of XIX century on the ground floor, and then up to the present. There are several stories on the second floor: a robber who tries to get into the apartment and the man who seeks his wife's lover. And at the top there are young people of today on the balcony. From past to present. There's a feeling of incompleteness, as in the upper right corner you will see the author of this work is hanging from the roof of the house, he finished the picture.