The network showed how the old Kyiv loked like in the unique photos of Franciszek de Mezer
One of the first photographers who tried to preserve the beauty of the capital of Ukraine was Franciszek de Mezer. This man made an invaluable contribution to the study of the history of Kyiv, making high-quality photos of views of the old city.
The story and photos of the master were published on the page "Thirst: Kyiv is interesting" on Facebook. Unfortunately, time and two World Wars changed the capital city a lot.
"Franciszek de Mezer loved Kyiv very much and therefore shot it a lot meticulously. He photographed both in winter and summer. He went with an assistant who carried a huge camera and cassettes to it. The photographer climbed the Kyiv hills and hung around the banks of the Dnipro. He was well-known in the city, especially among the coachmen, as not a single street shot was without them," the caption to the photo reads.
The published photos show the capital of Ukraine as it was seen by the first Kyiv photographer from the second half of the 19th century.
Franciszek Kazymirovych Mezer was a Kyiv artist and photographer. He taught drawing at the Kyiv Institute of Noble Maidens. He had the official status of a photographer of St. Volodymyr's University in Kyiv. He went down in history as a master of high-quality pictures, capturing views of old Kyiv. The Vernadsky National Scientific Library has preserved an album of ancient photographs of Kyiv from the late XIX to early XX century.
The current Halytska Square in Kyiv used to be the site of the legendary Yevbaz (Jewish bazaar). According to popular legend, you could buy anything from patties with peas and a glass of vodka to the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union and firearms.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Obolon was actively built as a residential area of Kyiv in the 1970s. Since then, the neighborhood has been constantly increasing in size, recorded by not only professional photographers but also amateurs.