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PS21 - Lviv I (part 1)

See Lviv on a map.

October 10th, 2005: Lviv, day one
October 11th: Lviv, day two

For our mid-project, we went to Lviv, the major city of Western Ukraine, and a city of cultural and historic significance. Sure, we toss words like those around quite easily, but with Lviv we can really mean it.

Lviv is blessed with its original, narrow streets - and the traffic is something else.

The Church of Assumption

Okay, we're here...

Here we would say goodbye to Roch, who was retiring from the group. We'd see him again in Kyiv in January.

The Hotel Independence... a very... interesting hotel. This is skipping ahead a bit, but you can read about our experiences here.

Monument to Taras Shevchenko

Fixing the tram line...

Ivan Franko

Lviv University

Toronto pizza! Woo! Shelley and I ate there when we came back to Lviv en route to Odesa.

If you've ever wondered what happens when a trolleybus becomes detatched from its power lines...

... wonder no longer.

I think I'm still looking for a cybercafe...

So now we're on tour with a guide, and we're going up to the "high castle," a park and a hill which affords excellent views of the city.

"At this place in the eleventh through fourteenth centuries there stood a defensive castle of Old Ukrainian princes. During the resoration war under the... ... Ukrainian army... ... and on the 14th of October 1648... Krivonos's reigment took Vysokyj Zamok by storm. In 1860 an observation ground was built at Vysokyj Zamok. After the resumption of Ukrainian Independence in 1991 the Ukrainian State flag was raised here."

Micro Corps: Will, Shelley, Lindsay, Lee, Amy.

C'est tout!

That's an interesting taxi...

Back at the Church of the Assumption...

Commemorates the visit of John Paul II, June 25th, 2001.

A closer look at the monument to Taras Shevchenko

The Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Purchasing tickets for Strauss' Die Fledermaus.

A night at the opera!

These photos were taken exclusively for research purposes.

Scenes from Die Fledermaus ("The Bat"):

Continue to part 2...

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