Ukraine, Kiev. Photos © Alex Maxim
After two and a half years of waiting and worrying, my wife and I have received our immigration visas. It was night of December 2007, when after a 12-hour non-stop flight, we finally arrived to Toronto. What a beautiful night that was. A dream come true.
The next morning brought us a snow storm. I’ve never seen so much snow in my life. Warm welcome from Toronto I wish we had as much every winter.
It was love from the first sight. The country, the nature, the people. I haven’t had a single disappointment since and never looked back. Yes, it wasn’t easy to start everything from scratch. Feeling like a first grade student, learning new language and culture, meeting new friends and exploring new places, I found this process very enjoyable.
Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada. Photos © Alex Maxim
Ukrainian athletes wearing traditional clothes
Independence square “Maidan Nezalezhnosti” in Kiev, Ukraine
Saint Michael’s Cathedral “Michaylovsky sobor” in Kiev, Ukraine
Car covered with snow, winter 2007 in Toronto, Canada
House at High Park Ave in winter. Toronto, Canada
Covered with snow slide at a playground. High Park, Toronto, Canada
Niagara Falls during sunrise. Ontario, Canada
Areal view of the City of Toronto, Canada
Royal Ontario Museum “ROM” Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. Toronto, Canada
Ukraine, Kiev travel stock photos
Canada, Ontario travel stock photos
Photography © Alex Maxim http://alexmaxim.ca. Unlicensed use is prohibited.