Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chervnitsi

Another 3-hour bus from KP to Chernivtsi on an old bus that slowly chugs uphill and gently brakes on the downhills. It's farming country again. We see the occasional horse cart, or farmer pulling his milk cow across the road.

We've been looking forward to visiting Chernivtsi for about 5 months now. The guide books say it's a lively university town. And they are right! We will spend only one night here before heading back to Lviv as the train schedule is favorable for daytime travel to Lviv only on alternate days.

Once again folks are very kind to us. On arrival in Chervnitsi, a young man helps us sort out the 3km, 20-minute, trolley bus ride from Central Bus Station to the city center where our "booked" hotel is located.

The bus from KP to Chernivtsi.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Lunch at Chas Poisti (Час поїсти), our new fav self_service restaurant. So long for now Puzata Hata. ;-)
Chas Poisti (Час поїсти) - Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Tsentralna Square Square and Town Hall.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Pedestrian Street.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Inside the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the main Orthodox Church in Chervnitsi. There is some repair work on one of the domes.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

The Catholic Church of the Heart Of Jesus, built in the 1890's, is being restored after being re-purposed in 1945 by the Soviets to be a government archive.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Near the medical school.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

How about this Art Deco corner building?
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

The Armenian Church.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

St Nicholas Church.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

View point.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Building that resembles a ship.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

The Art Nouveau Hotel Bristol.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

One of the surviving synagogues has been converted to a cinema. The other supports an active Jewish community with a Kosher bistro on the ground floor.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Park.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

And the same the next day - cooler and cloudy - from a different angle.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Social Realist telemons.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Brick building with flowers.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Dinner. That's a seaweed salad at bottom center.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Our hotel room.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi National University is a UNESCO Heritage site. This brick complex was designed by Czech architect Josef Hlávka and completed about 1875.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

The Chapel exterior and interior.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Repaving the sidewalks and streets near the university.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Lunch.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

In the market buying breads for the train to Lviv.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Out come the rain jackets and umbrellas as we stroll around town one last time before heading to the train station to catch our afternoon train to Lviv.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

So we duck into a cozy cafe to have a coffee, a hot chocolate, and a big piece of Kiev Cake. Yummy!

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

And a few final shots of Chernivtsi Station after the sun came out.
Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

Chernivtsi , Ukraine

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