Buildings which once looked forward to a bright socialist future dominate Kiev’s Polytechnic Institute.
The South-West International Film Festival (SWIFF) is an annual London eye opener lasting just one day: it could spur so much more, says Peter Ellis.
In a town with so much to remember – and so much to forget – memorials mean much. While in Western Europe statues and plaques serve more as decoration, in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, they breathe with the people’s hopes and fears.
Peter Ellis sees the unfolding of England’s long history on a short railway journey.
Peter Ellis met up with a clan of cavers who get their kicks by stealing into the labyrinth of tunnels and chambers under the city’s streets.
The split personality of some cities was brought home to Peter Ellis when an ill-starred love affair ended in Istanbul.