Lviv

Once there was Kievan Rus, and it included the duchy of Galicia-Volhynia which by time became a kingdom of its own. Its king Danylo founded a city which he named after his son Lev, whence the name Lviv. The kingdom was later swallowed by Poland. When Poland was partitioned between Austria, Prussia and Russia at the end of the 18th century, Lviv became a Habsburg city. After WWI and the collapse of the Habsburg Empire, Lviv was back in Poland. It was fist after WWII that Lviv came under the rule from Moscow. Lviv has long been a centre for Ukrainian nationalism, and this is difficult to miss in the souvenirs being offered. Or for that matter that restaurant my friend Sergei took me to. We knocked the door, and there is a guy with a fake Kalashnikov asking for the password. (Which of course is Slava Ukraini!)

Lviv is also a city of beauty. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's packed with fine buildings, not the least from the Habsburg era. There is also a lot of churches, although I was not able to get into many of them. On Saturday there were weddings, and on Sunday there was mass. Lviv is a very lively town, with a lot of people out. Some of them tourists, obviously, but not all. Lots of nice cafés along the streets, and Lviv is overall a lot more appealing than Kiev.

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1. Ploshcha Rynok


2. Ploshcha Rynok II


3. Street Artists


4. The Italian Yard


5. Ploshcha Rynok III


6. Ploshcha Rynok IV


7. City View


8. The Streets of Lviv I


9. The Streets of Lviv II


10. The Streets of Lviv III


11. The Streets of Lviv IV


12. The Streets of Lviv V


13. The Streets of Lviv VI


14. The Streets of Lviv VII


15. The Streets of Lviv VIII


16. The Streets of Lviv IX


17. The Streets of Lviv X


18. The Theatre


19. Shevchenko Statue


20. Ivan Franko


21. King Danylo


22. Lviv Chocolate Factory


23. The Café on the Roof


24. Vintage Volga


25. View from High Castle Hill


26. Bernardine Church


27. Church Towers


28. Armenian Cathedral I


29. Armenian Cathedral II


30. Latin Cathedral


31. Latin Cathedral II


32. Latin Cathedral III


33. Latin Cathedral IV


34. Ramparts


35. Soviet Paraphernalia


36. Book Market


37. Lviv Souvenirs


38. Putler Kaput


39. Donbass Loves Bandera


40. A Dissenting View?


41. Funny Roof


42. Shooting Training


43. In Target


44. Ploshcha Rynok V

 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V
 

1. Ploshcha Rynok
 

2. Ploshcha Rynok II
 

3. Street Artists
 

4. The Italian Yard
 

5. Ploshcha Rynok III
 

6. Ploshcha Rynok IV
 

7. City View
 

8. The Streets of Lviv I
 

9. The Streets of Lviv II
 

10. The Streets of Lviv III
 

11. The Streets of Lviv IV
 

12. The Streets of Lviv V
 

13. The Streets of Lviv VI
 

14. The Streets of Lviv VII
 

15. The Streets of Lviv VIII
 

16. The Streets of Lviv IX
 

17. The Streets of Lviv X
 

18. The Theatre
 

19. Shevchenko Statue
 

20. Ivan Franko
 

21. King Danylo
 

22. Lviv Chocolate Factory
 

23. The Café on the Roof
 

24. Vintage Volga
 

25. View from High Castle Hill
 

26. Bernardine Church
 

27. Church Towers
 

28. Armenian Cathedral I
 

29. Armenian Cathedral II
 

30. Latin Cathedral
 

31. Latin Cathedral II
 

32. Latin Cathedral III
 

33. Latin Cathedral IV
 

34. Ramparts
 

35. Soviet Paraphernalia
 

36. Book Market
 

37. Lviv Souvenirs
 

38. Putler Kaput
 

39. Donbass Loves Bandera
 

40. A Dissenting View?
 

41. Funny Roof
 

42. Shooting Training
 

43. In Target
 

44. Ploshcha Rynok V

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