Cultural: A bit of Ukrainian folk designs and scenery
Some of you remember that we went to a wedding in the Ukraine a couple of weeks ago.
I was able to get some pictures of some interesting scenery and folk designs on clothing worn by real people - not costumes.
The girl was a server at the reception - All the servers at the restaurant where we had the reception meal were wearing the same tops. They were very pretty!
There was a boy also who had some really nice embroidery on his shirt - a typical Ukrainian design - But since he was under 18, I’m kind of afraid to use his picture - even though I asked him if I could take the picture - I didn’t ask his parents. So..here’s the embroidery part.
There was a lady there who had some amazing embroidery on her top as well. Here are some close ups.
On our way there we kind of got lost - and at one point the driver stopped to let his young son take a potty break. Thankfully it was right near this fantastic bus stop. I was thrilled. Very cool.
I think that it is interesting to see things like this up close. Here it is. You notice all the wobbles and regularities up close which you don’t from a distance! Wow. Just like quilting!!
Of course this must be very, very old! I can’t imagine how long it took to put together. I’m impressed that vandals have left it alone!
This is in the Carpathian hilly region - so quite a pretty area!
It was also the Ukraine - so we saw quite a few Russian Orthodox churches!
But other than the churches - of which there were many, and that beautiful bus stop, I wanted to show you some of the houses in that region. I snapped these while we were driving, so while I tried to get them nicely centered and all, sometimes they were a bit less than ideal.
Next time I talk about our trip to the Ukraine, I will show pictures of the wedding/reception!
So there you are - you got to see a little bit of the Ukraine — the region around the town called Lvov (or Lviv) - close to Poland.
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