Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We return to Lviv

Not only was returning to Lviv the right route for traveling into Poland, we thoroughly enjoyed our one full day. The highlight was scoring front row tickets to a concert in the Opera House. But of course there are no bad seats in an old European Opera house are there?

And we were more relaxed. We rode the tram with our bags from the train station to city center, strolled around town, revisited the Armenian Church, did some shopping, and ate like there was no tomorrow. ;-)

Drying our wet umbrellas on the train from Chernivtsi to Lviv.
On the train to Lviv, Ukraine

The attendant's dinner. Nice!
On the train to Lviv, Ukraine

Selfie in the corridor.
Lviv, Ukraine

Taken by SL. By chance we had the whole compartment to ourselves for the entire 5 hours.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lunch the next day at the Chas Poisti in Lviv.
Lviv, Ukraine

The view from our hotel window into Rynok Square.
Lviv, Ukraine

The Opera House.
Lviv, Ukraine

The Bell Tower of the Armenian Church.
Lviv, Ukraine

Music on the square.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

Umbrellas.
Lviv, Ukraine

Plenty of business at this McDonald's located several blocks south of the Old Town.
Lviv, Ukraine

We walked over to the market and bought some fresh eggs.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

These ladies in the market are making cherry dumplings.
Lviv, Ukraine

Graffiti. That's "Lviv" in the Cyrillic alphabet ie "Львів".
Lviv, Ukraine

Dinner with a beer.
Lviv, Ukraine

It was Vyshyvanka (Embroidered Shirt) Day in Ukraine. Many folks were wearing traditional Ukrainian embroidered clothes like the woman at left.
Lviv, Ukraine

And this guy with the white jacket.
Lviv, Ukraine

The tourist office listed a free concert at 7:00 pm at the Opera House: European Music at the Ottoman Court. So we showed up at 6:50 and a polite young woman told me that all the tickets had been reserved. However, she continued, tickets could become "open" so check back with me at 7:00. And I did and she handed me 2 tickets, one in the front row and one directly behind in the 3rd row. And the show started right after we found our seats.

The concert was very good. The orchestra perfect, and the subject informative. Each of the pieces was introduced by the conductor, who also made the point of the long time existence of favorable relations between Turkey and Ukraine although they were often adversaries as well.

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv, Ukraine

The Opera House in the late twilight after the concert.
Lviv, Ukraine







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