look at the beautiful...
look at the beautiful mountains near Lviv.Carpathians is located in >100km from Lviv.You should go there because there very beautiful nature (most beautiful on Ukraine) and very clean air (not such, as in our industrial cities). There very many useful sources of water also are posed which are applied to treatment of any illnesses connected with an alimentary system. There there is a source of naftusia (so is named, very much not tasty, but very useful water with 'wonderful' taste of a rotten egg), source of soda water (it is possible to drink, it not so ugly) and also there is a source natural gassed by a carbon dioxide water (as in plastic bottles) can you believe.... Even it is not necessary to buy... Flows itself from a stone. And also, if you will be there winter, you can ski because carpathians are a winter health resort. I only have returned from there, wanted to ski, but has failed, was not lucky, there there was no snow... 1 time for ten years... As I have arrived, and there is no snow... It is the law of meanness! The taste of naftusia:-)
The main centrally located street is Prospekt Svobody. It is not long but walking along the street you see the most famous building of the city. Besides, it is a very green street and at evenings there are a lot of people here, especially young ones.
One of Lviv's most distinctive, beautiful and historic sites, is the LYCHAKIV CEMETERY, located 4 km east of the city center on Meczynkowa Vul. This is an ideal location to begin your exploration of Lviv's diverse history, fascinating culture and stunning art. So that is exactly what our VT Group did on Wednesday, June 2. Victor (HunterV) was our "Official Guide". We enjoyed our tour very much as Victor explained many things to us, as most writings were in Ukrainian.
Although officially established in 1786 by Austro-Hungarian authorities, the first burials actually took place in the 16th century. Since then more than 400,000 Inhabitants have been laid to rest here. Grave markers have tributes inscribed in Ukrainian, Russian, German, Polish, Armenian and Latin - evidence of Lviv's diversity.
Throughout the 19th century, plots were reserved by elite and middle class families, artisans, scientists, spiritual leaders and politicians. This trend obviously shifted during the Soviet era, as, wedged between ancient chapels and elite family crypts, stand simple monuments. When we visited, a new grave still covered with flowers (photo #5), could be seen. It was being worked on by an engraver, putting in the details of the newly departed.
Admission to the cemetery was 10 UAH ( about $1.50 CDN) Lychakiv is a protected historical monument. Here you will see many beautiful sculptures such as the statue of an angel gazing sadly towards heaven.
The Tomb of Volodymyr Ivasyuk (photo # 2) portrays a young man, who died at a young age. Victor explained to us that his tomb says this young man died of tragic circumstances.
Tomb of Solomiya Krushelnytska (photo #3).
The elaborate and beautiful Tomb of Armenian Archbishop Samuel Cyryl Stefanowicz (photo # 4)
Ploshad Ryinok. Bondinelli Palace
Building 2 on the Ploshad Ryinok is Bondinelli Palace, built in XVII century, completely rebuilt in 1737-1739 and reconstructed in 90-s of XX century. The owner of the house was Italian man Bondinelli who had a license to open post office in the city and the history says that letters to Northern Italy goes only 2 weeks (between us, the Russian post nowadays does it slower :-)))
Lvivians - the book maniacs :)
The first thing I have noticed after coming to Lviv is a fact that the book shops and street vendors selling books are everywhere! Lvivians just love books! :) Lviv it's not a big city, but every so often you can find a book shop. I haven't noticed it in Kiev though, so it must be a Lvivian thing.
To get the best example of it, check the book market on a charming square behind The Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin.