Feeling a bit jealous of looking at people lazing around on a beach made me check out the Hydropark in Kiev. Summer’s can get really hot in Kiev and for these types of days, the best place to head down to this old style recreational park. It’s also really easy to get to, as the metro station is close by on the Venetian Island. Locals after regular flooding in the 19th Century started the call the island Venice, hence the name the Venetian Island.
The sand sculpture content takes place at the Hydro beaches. Sculptors from all over the world come to join in the contest. There are also music concerts and festivals that take place within the confines of the complex.
This gym is made of solely of old soviet industrial and tank parts. So instead of lifting weights, you heave up left over soviet contraptions. Two friends expertly put together the park in the 70’s who wanted an outdoor place to train. There is an indoor shaded area, where people even come out to train in winter.