неділя, 28 жовтня 2012 р.

My summer - great weekend in Luts'k

I'm still trying to tell you about some amazing trips I've had this summer, but my work schedule is still too full. So I hope you'll forgive me for not posting as often as I'd like too. So the next day after flying back to Kyiv from Moscow I went to Lusts'k - my friend's parents live there and we had a chance to stay at their place while they were on rafting in Croatia.
So here are some pictures from those hot summer days. Luts'k is a beautifull small city in northwestern Ukraine. It has a great history, lovely people, delicious food and a beautiful castle.

So let me take you for a walk and show you this great place as I saw it on hot July days)))

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Beautiful flowers by my friend's parents' summer house.

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I came home with rather nice tan))

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Children's railroad - it's a real, functioning railroad, where children can learn everything about trains.

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One of the main streets

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Spice shop called  "The Spice Queen")

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Luts'k main Catholic cathedral

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One of the castle's tower

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Huge chess board

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The castle was built by prince Lubart, son of Gediminals (who built Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania - I'm gonna tell you about him when I get to my Lithuanian vacation)

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It says "Roksolana" - a beautiful Ukrainian name, also one of the name of national heroine of Ukraine and the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, Anastasia Lisowska)

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Apple tree in the court yard of the castle

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The castle's prison

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The museum of bells

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The city from the castle's window

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The directions to other European cities - Trakai (I visited it when I was in Lithuania), Białystok, Olsztyn, Torun.

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Sviatyij Mykolai (St.Nicholas) - saint patron of Luts'k

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Dobry vojak Svejk - the character from the very famous book by Czech writer Jaroslev Hasek. This restoran is named after him

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The St. Peter and  Paul cathedral

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Me))) My friend told me that it's the nessesary photo for everyone, who visits Luts'k for the first time)) I still have my ice-cream in my hand)

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Playground in the city park

Well, I hope you've enjoyed our walk as much as I enjoyed visiting this beautiful city)) 

1 коментар:

  1. What an amazing trip! Oh you are so lucky to be able to travel. I feel like I never go anywhere these days. I hear you about being busy, this has been a terrible month for blogging for me. Adrienne and I are focusing on hats for the Nov. 'How I Wear My' post. Do you ever wear them? You can send me a picture if you want by Nov. 1, I'm hosting again. We'd love to have you! We are about to get a hurricane tomorrow night in NYC so I hope we still have power so I can work on this post! XO, Jill