Saturday, May 4, 2013

National Opera House

A Ukrainian postcrosser sent this card of the lovely yellow National Opera House. Apparently she sent a prior card to me that never arrived. I am appreciative that she sent a second one. The Kiev opera group housed here is the third oldest in the Ukraine. The original burned down due to an unattended candle in 1896 and with the building, one of Europe's largest musical libraries went up in flames. A new opera house was rebuilt in 1901.