8. Ploshcha Ivana Franka

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The Ivan Franko square is very close to Maidan, but very different in atmosphere. Particularly, on this day when Maidan was full of people celebrating Independence Day. (See the Maidan section for pictures on that.) Ploshcha Ivana Franka was very tranquil and quiet. I don't know what's inside that elegant building. As for the man on the park bench, no that is not Ivan Franko, but an example of Kiev street art, which often circles around park benches. The Kiev section has a few more examples.