Jonathan Worthington :: jnthn.net

Belgium And Ukraine 2009

I had two conferences a week apart, needed a vacation and have something of a thing for overnight train journeys and random wanderings around the former Soviet Union. Result: my winter/spring wanderings, initially in Belgium for a conference, with a day in Holland, but mostly in Ukraine.

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Leuven

The Belgian city that the conference was being held in, Leuven is something of a student city. That means it has a ready supply of beer - in fact, in claims the "longest bar in Europe" - though it's actually a cheat, since it's really saying that it has a street of bars in a row. Anyway, aside from the beer - which, being Belgian, is outstanding - the architecture sure ain't bad either.

The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
The street known as The Longest Bar In Europe
Grand Place
Grand Place
Town Hall on Grand Place
Town Hall on Grand Place
Town Hall on Grand Place
Town Hall on Grand Place
St. Peter's Church on Grand Place
St. Peter's Church on Grand Place
St. Peter's Church on Grand Place
St. Peter's Church on Grand Place
River
River
City center building
City center building
University Library
University Library
Hot air balloon statue in a square
Hot air balloon statue in a square
Part of the university
Part of the university
The city hall by night
The city hall by night
University Library by night
University Library by night

Brussels

In some senses the capital of Europe - since it's the administrative center of the European Union - Brussels is a pretty significant city. However, since a lot of it was destroyed by war, it only has a relatively small center of nice architecture. That said, the outskirts certainly have some other interesting spots: the Expo center built for the World Fair, for example, and the Japanese tower that a previous king who was fond of Japan (despite having never visited) had imported.

Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Grand Place
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Grand Place
Grand Place
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
Central Brussels
The Atomium, built for the 1958 World Fair
The Atomium, built for the 1958 World Fair
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
Me with The Atomium
Me with The Atomium
The Atomium
The Atomium
Japanese tower, imported by a King who liked Japan
Japanese tower, imported by a King who liked Japan
Entrace to Japanese garden
Entrace to Japanese garden
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese Tower
Japanese Tower
Japanese buildings
Japanese buildings
Japanese-style buildings
Japanese-style buildings
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese tower and gardens
Japanese tower and gardens
Japanese tower and gardens
Japanese tower and gardens
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building
Japanese-style building

Maaseik

After making it just over to border into Holland to visit friends there, we ended up cycling back over the border into Belgium to get lunch! These are a few photos of the place we ended up - Maaseik - which is home to an amazing pancake restaurant (over 200 types!)










From The Plane

A couple of shots during the flight over Poland/Ukraine (not quite sure whether we'd passed the border).




Odessa

Odessa lies on the Black Sea, and it was the first time I'd seen it. It was maybe not the best place to enjoy the sea, since it's a port city more than a beach one (though they do apparently exist a little way from the center; my attempt to find the beach failed though!) However, it more than makes up for it in plenty of other ways, the architecture especially. Since it took less damage in the Great Patriotic War than, say, Kiev, a lot of older buildings still stand today. Odessa also lived up to its title as the city of humor - I rarely walked more than a minute without hearing somebody laughing about something! Certainly a nice place to relax, wander and people watch for a couple of days, and just what I needed to unwind.

Building opposite Soborna Square
Building opposite Soborna Square
Statue on Soborna Square
Statue on Soborna Square
Icon on wall of the Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Icon on wall of the Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Top of Derybasivska Street
Top of Derybasivska Street
Looking down Derybasivska Street
Looking down Derybasivska Street
City park
City park
City park
City park
City park
City park
Building near the city park
Building near the city park
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Square opposite the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre from the square opposite it
Opera and Ballet Theatre from the square opposite it
Opera and Ballet Theatre from the square opposite it
Opera and Ballet Theatre from the square opposite it
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Statue on the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Statue on the Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Archeology Museum
Archeology Museum
Archeology Museum
Archeology Museum
Archeology Museum
Archeology Museum
Statue on the City Hall
Statue on the City Hall
City Hall
City Hall
City Hall
City Hall
Distances from Odessa to many other cities
Distances from Odessa to many other cities
A British cannon, captured during the Crimean War
A British cannon, captured during the Crimean War
The Potemkin steps, with the passenger boat terminal in the distance
The Potemkin steps, with the passenger boat terminal in the distance
The Potemkin steps, with the passenger boat terminal in the distance
The Potemkin steps, with the passenger boat terminal in the distance
The Potemkin steps
The Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car alongside Potemkin steps
Cable car station at the top of the Potemkin steps
Cable car station at the top of the Potemkin steps
Statue of Duc de Richelieu, first governor of Odessa
Statue of Duc de Richelieu, first governor of Odessa
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
Statue in Shevchenko Park
Statue in Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
Arches in Shevchenko Park
Arches in Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
The port, seen from Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
War memorial in Shevchenko Park
Tamozhenaya Square
Tamozhenaya Square
Along Prymorsky Bulevard
Along Prymorsky Bulevard
Vorontsov Palace
Vorontsov Palace
Vorontsov Palace
Vorontsov Palace
Looking at the part from behind the Vorontsov Palace
Looking at the part from behind the Vorontsov Palace
View from near Vorontsov Palace
View from near Vorontsov Palace
Mother In Law's Bridge
Mother In Law's Bridge
Colonade behind Vorontsov Palace
Colonade behind Vorontsov Palace
Mother In Law's Bridge
Mother In Law's Bridge
Colonade behind Vorontsov Palace
Colonade behind Vorontsov Palace
On Mother In Law's Bridge
On Mother In Law's Bridge
On Mother In Law's Bridge
On Mother In Law's Bridge
View from Mother In Law's Bridge
View from Mother In Law's Bridge
View from Mother In Law's Bridge
View from Mother In Law's Bridge
On Mother In Law's Bridge
On Mother In Law's Bridge
Mother In Law's Bridge
Mother In Law's Bridge
Building near Mother In Law's Bridge
Building near Mother In Law's Bridge
Sculpture near Mother In Law's Bridge
Sculpture near Mother In Law's Bridge
Typically nice buildings along a road I forget where is
Typically nice buildings along a road I forget where is
Along Oledsandrivsky Prospekt
Along Oledsandrivsky Prospekt
Along Oledsandrivsky Prospekt
Along Oledsandrivsky Prospekt
Unknown church
Unknown church
Panteleymonivsky Church
Panteleymonivsky Church
Panteleymonivsky Church
Panteleymonivsky Church
Unknown church
Unknown church
Er...so should I cross or wait?
Er...so should I cross or wait?
Unknown building
Unknown building
Unknown building
Unknown building
Entrace to church discovered on the outskirts of the city
Entrace to church discovered on the outskirts of the city
Church discovered on the outskirts of the city
Church discovered on the outskirts of the city
A (luckily for the guy stood in it) non-operational fountain in front of the train station
A (luckily for the guy stood in it) non-operational fountain in front of the train station
The train station
The train station
On the train station platform
On the train station platform

Kiev

I'd been in Kiev before, in better weather than I had it this time. Kiev was also the location of my second conference, which was at a better venue and with more attendees than the same conference last year. Nice work on the part of the organizers! It was nice to hang about with some of the Ukrainian tech community again, and I enjoyed speaking there. They had found some nice places to eat, too. Last time I visited Kiev, I didn't seen the Great Patriotic War Museum, so I visited that this time. Pretty moving...brings home how much Ukraine suffered. :-( I left thinking that I must try and visit Kiev in summer some time...and there's still plenty of other places I could visit in the city that I didn't make it to yet.

Slavy Square
Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
View from Slavy Square
Building in Myartynsky Park
Building in Myartynsky Park
Building in Myartynsky Park
Building in Myartynsky Park
Building in Myartynsky Park
Building in Myartynsky Park
Independence Square
Independence Square
Independence Square
Independence Square
Independence Square
Independence Square
View from near Independence Square
View from near Independence Square
Independence Square
Independence Square
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
Statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Near Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Near Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Slavy Square by night
Slavy Square by night
View from Slavy Square at night
View from Slavy Square at night
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Nation's Mother
Nation's Mother
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Nation's mother towers over statues
Nation's mother towers over statues
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statues at the Great Patriotic War Museum
Monument to the Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War
Monument to the Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War
Sign of the Great Patriotic War Museum
Sign of the Great Patriotic War Museum
Nation's Mother
Nation's Mother
Statue near the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statue near the Great Patriotic War Museum
Site of the Great Patriotic War Museum
Site of the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statue near the Great Patriotic War Museum
Statue near the Great Patriotic War Museum

Around L'viv

Ah, L'viv. Now my favorite Ukrainian city, and certainly high on my list of European cities that I like too. The architecture is more consistently good than anywhere else I've been in Ukraine, and the density of churches (the city has eighty or so of them) is quite incredible too. The other nice thing is that the architecture isn't just good, but it's also quite varied in styles, which just makes the place even more interesting. The other thing that took me aback was just how cheap it was; I fear if I lived there I'd just never cook because eating out felt cheap from a Western European perspective. Cheap didn't mean bad quality though, and I found places to enjoy good Ukrainian food (yes, including Borsch). L'viv is also the most tourist-oriented place I have seen in Ukraine; most places I ate at had a menu in English. (In one place, I had already picked something off the Ukrainian menu before knowing they had one in English!) Ukrainian is spoken there notably more than Russian, it seemed, which contrasts with Kiev and Odessa somewhat where Russian is at least as dominant. Anyway, looking forward to my next excuse to drop in on L'viv! Recommend visiting it before it gets too much more touristy, though!

Statue of Shevchenko, the national poet
Statue of Shevchenko, the national poet
Statue of Shevchenko, the national poet
Statue of Shevchenko, the national poet
Along Prospekt Svobody
Along Prospekt Svobody
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Decoration on the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Decoration on the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Decoration on the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Decoration on the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Statue on Rynok Square
Statue on Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Statue on Rynok Square
Statue on Rynok Square
Boyim Chapel
Boyim Chapel
Roman Catholic Cathedral
Roman Catholic Cathedral
Boyim Chapel
Boyim Chapel
Boyim Chapel
Boyim Chapel
Statures on the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Statures on the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Statures on the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Statures on the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Plaque on the wall of the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Plaque on the wall of the Roman Catholic Cathedral
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Rynok Square
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Town Hall on Rynok Square
Statue of Polish poet Adam Michiewicz
Statue of Polish poet Adam Michiewicz
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Church of St John the Baptist
Uzhorodska Street
Uzhorodska Street
Uzhorodska Street
Uzhorodska Street
Pototsky Palace
Pototsky Palace
Sculpure in a park
Sculpure in a park
Unknown Church
Unknown Church
St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Along Vynnychenka Street
Along Vynnychenka Street
Inside St. Michael's Church
Inside St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
The old city wall
The old city wall
Gate in the old city wall
Gate in the old city wall
Inside the old city wall
Inside the old city wall
Outisde the Bernardine Church
Outisde the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Inside the Bernardine Church
Outside the Bernardine Church
Outside the Bernardine Church
The Bernardine Church
The Bernardine Church
Assumption Church
Assumption Church
Assumption Cathedral
Assumption Cathedral
Statue of Federov, who brought printing to Ukraine
Statue of Federov, who brought printing to Ukraine
Book market
Book market
Assumption Church
Assumption Church
Book market and Assumption Cathedral
Book market and Assumption Cathedral
Book market
Book market
Statue of L'viv's founder, Prince Halytsky
Statue of L'viv's founder, Prince Halytsky
Tram carriage serving beer
Tram carriage serving beer
Jesuit Church
Jesuit Church
Jesuit Church
Jesuit Church
Armenian Cathedral
Armenian Cathedral
Armenian Cathedral courtyard
Armenian Cathedral courtyard
Armenian Cathedral courtyard
Armenian Cathedral courtyard
Curious ladder left on top of a building
Curious ladder left on top of a building
Along Vynnychenka Street
Along Vynnychenka Street
Along Vynnychenka Street
Along Vynnychenka Street
Looking towards St. Michael's Church
Looking towards St. Michael's Church
Looking towards St. Michael's Church
Looking towards St. Michael's Church
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Lviv State Medical University
Lviv State Medical University
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Lviv State Medical University
Lviv State Medical University
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Along Pekar'ska Street
Ice rink on Rynok Square by night
Ice rink on Rynok Square by night
The beer tram carriage by night
The beer tram carriage by night

Lviv History Museum

The history museum is actually spread over several buildings. One had a courtyard that hosts an open air cafe in summer, but in winter it was a tad bleak. The interior of one of the buildings was once decorated for royalty, and was open for viewing; I took some photos also.

Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Statue in courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Statue in courtyard of Lviv History Museum
In the courtyard of Lviv History Museum
In the courtyard of Lviv History Museum
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6
Inside Rybnok Square 6

Lviv Vysoky Zamok (High Castle)

I'd woken up to a cloudy, and was delighted that the clouds parted and I had a blue sky while I made the climb up to the High Castle. It would have on many days been a pretty tame trek, but some patches of ice made it a little more interesting - there was quite a way to fall in a couple of places if I slipped! The views - stretching for miles - made it all worthwhile, though.

On the way up to the High Castle
On the way up to the High Castle
On the way up to the High Castle
On the way up to the High Castle
Steps leading some of the way up
Steps leading some of the way up
High Castle hill in the distance
High Castle hill in the distance
High Castle hill
High Castle hill
Looking down on Lviv through the trees
Looking down on Lviv through the trees
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
TV mast seen from the High Castle
TV mast seen from the High Castle
Ukrainian flag flying at the High Castle
Ukrainian flag flying at the High Castle
Ukrainian flag flying at the High Castle
Ukrainian flag flying at the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
View from the High Castle
TV mast
TV mast
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park
In the grounds of the High Castle park

Lviv Lychakivskiy Cemetery

As I trudged out of town through the sludge towards the cemetery, I wondered why anyone would describe it as a "must see". It all felt a tad morbid. It didn't take long there for me to appreciate what the fuss was about, though. And by some miracle, the sun came out for the second time in the day to let me see another of the highlights in L'viv at its best! Of course, looking upon rows and rows of graves of people killed in wars was somewhat moving and a reminder of just how screwed up the human race is. But I figured that was something of a success in what those who built the cemetery wanted to convey. On the other hand, other parts of the cemetery somehow the place had an air of celebrating the lives that people had lived more than dwelling on that they were no longer alive on earth. Many of those buried there had not died in stupid wars. An hour there was plenty for me, though it's a huge site and you could spend a lot more time there, but I came away happy that I'd trudged out there to see it.

Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy CemeteryJust inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy CemeteryJust inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy CemeteryJust inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy CemeteryJust inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Inside the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Just inside the entrance of the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Entrance to the Lychakivskiy Cemetery
Entrance to the Lychakivskiy Cemetery

Thank yous

Oh my, where to start. Firstly, thanks to those who provided the excuse for this trip by organizing conferences and inviting me to speak. That would be Dirk and Andrew primarily, but thanks to all who helped them. Huge thanks to Dirk also for a great welcome and showing me around some places in Brussels on top of everything else. It's always a delight to visit my Dutch friends Liz and Wendy, and I'm very grateful to them for a wonderful day in their part of the world. In Kiev I enjoyed sharing an apartment with Peter, Maxim and Yulia; thanks for your company. Thanks to everyone who attended both the Dutch and Ukrainian Perl Workshops, and helped to make them great events. I hope to attend and speak at both of them again in the future - who knows, maybe even next year! I got my train tickets ahead of time through Real Russia, who were efficient and delivered my tickets in good time. I'll probably use them again. Thanks to my Ukrainian friend Lena who helped me settle on Odessa and L'viv as the places to spend my vacation days in Ukraine. Apologies to my poor Slovak teacher who had to suffer my rather russified Slovak the day after I returned. And finally, thanks to everyone else who gave input into the trip that I've doubtless forgotten.


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