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Travel Pictures - UKRAINE - 1999

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Monument to the essence of communism; the mastery of deception -
Kiev, Ukraine
Colya and Galya standing in front of St. Michael's Cathedral before a summer storm -
Kiev, Ukraine

My aunt Ann posing in front of the majestic opera house -
Lvov, Ukraine
Relatives on the balcony overlooking the streets of western Ukraine's most beautiful city
(L to R Alla, Ann, Dad, Galya, Peter, Colya) -
Lvov, Ukraine
The cramped apartments buildings in Ukraine can often seem like elevated gulags -
Rovno, Ukraine 
God's paint brush? Dazzling fields streaked with poppies - near Rovno, Ukraine
A surprise hotel dinner for the arriving overseas guests (L to R Galya, Colya, Me, Dad, Ann) -
Rovno, Ukraine 
Another day, another feast (L to R Peter, Inna, Alla, Dad, Me, Colya) -
Rovno, Ukraine
Andrei slurping his borscht. He could never comprehend my inability to understand him when he spoke
to me in Ukrainian; he must have thought I was a dunce (well, you can't fool everyone!) - Rovno, Ukraine
My young and enthusiastic translator Alona in front of a field of poppies -
Tesiv, Ukraine 
Taking the horse for a walk (L to R Dad, Alona, Horse, Ura, Ura's father-in-law) -
Tesiv, Ukraine
Everyday is a feast at Ura and Valya's home (L to R Dad, Ura, Valya's Mom, Valya) -
Tesiv, Ukraine
Dad and Ura having too much fun - Tesiv, Ukraine
Dad and Ann feasting with their first cousins whom they have met for the first time -
Bochanitsa, Ukraine
Seventy years is a long time to wait to meet your first cousins! - Bochanitsa, Ukraine
Charter members of the "Bochanitsa Alcohol Elimination Society" (these men could really put away the alcohol!) -
Bochanitsa, Ukraine
Dinner with Peter's and Anna's daughter (Galya) and her family - Kuznetsovsk, Ukraine
Relatives inside Colya's van; Colya was our wonderful chaperone during our visit -
Ostrog, Ukraine
Tanya with her husband and daughter - Ostrog, Ukraine
Me posing with cousin Vitalic - Ostrog, Ukraine
Our host Lena must be thinking, "jet lag and samarhon do not mix"! Dad is
completely zonked while Ann says "Don't take a picture and post it on the
internet for the entire world to see!" - Ostrog, Ukraine
Maria with her lovely great granddaughter Alona - Ostrog, Ukraine
Alona playing the funny guitar - Ostrog, Ukraine
Western Ukraine has a strong religious tradition - Pochayev Monastery, Ukraine
Andrei and Colya are enjoying the dark interior of the main cathedral -
Pochayev Monastery, Ukraine
This shining dome can be seen for miles across the Ukrainian countryside -
Pochayev Monastery, Ukraine
Picturesque countryside in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains - near Yaremcha, Ukraine
The epitome of a quaint village - near Yaremcha, Ukraine
Summit team for Ukraine's highest peak - Mount Hoverla, Ukraine
The Carpathian summits of southwest Ukraine rise above timberline -
Mount Hoverla, Ukraine
Dad says "Jet lag, samarhon, and mountain climbing do not mix" -
Mount Hoverla, Ukraine
Me and Sergei posing on the 6,761-foot summit of Ukraine's highest peak -
Mount Hoverla, Ukraine
One of many stunning cities in Europe's largest country -
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
One of western Ukraine's many castles - Khotyn Castle, Ukraine
This ancient fortress once provided protection along a critical water-based trade route -
Khotyn Castle, Ukraine
Precarious walkway high above the Dniester River -
Khotyn Castle, Ukraine
Majestic castle protecting the entrance to the old city - Kaminets Podilsky, Ukraine
A dwelling fit for Dracula himself - Kaminets Podilsky, Ukraine
A major seaport and tourist attraction on the coast of the Black Sea - Odessa, Ukraine
Silver onion domes on the Black Sea - St Pantelejmonovska Church; Odessa, Ukraine
Ukrainian vendors struggling against 70 years of communist brainwashing -
near Simferopol, Ukraine
Crimea: The Soviet Riviera - Yalta, Ukraine
One of those hideous statues of Lenin in an otherwise inviting town square -
Yalta, Ukraine
The southern coast of the Crimea is equal in beauty to the more famous French Riviera -
near Alupka, Ukraine
The Soviet Riviera's rugged coastline-
near Alupka, Ukraine
The Crimean coastline from the Alupka Palace - Alupka, Ukraine
One of Lenin's sanitoria constructed for "the treatment of the working people"; I do not know if the
walled-off beaches are more appropriate for a resort or a prison - near Alupka, Ukraine
Crimean coastline and the sanitoria (middle of picture) where I was arrested! -
Hurzuf, Ukraine
Ancient bourgeois mansions and a fantastic "sit with Lenin" statue -
Hurzuf, Ukraine
The Communist's photo of a lifetime - Hurzuf, Ukraine
What the !#*?
This dog, patiently waiting outside a sausage stall, makes a clear statement
without speaking a word in Ukrainian! - Yalta, Ukraine

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