I am forever in debt to my daughter, Rachel, for inviting me to a wedding in Ukraine and thus inspiring this tour of Central and Eastern European cities. Budapest, Prague, and Lviv retain both grace from their pasts as melting pots that inspired great arts and deep sadness and shame from the years when the Nazis and then the Soviets devastated them.
I cannot manage a long post from my iPhone, but I do want to share a typical street scene from each city. They have a similar look and feel, much different from the cities of Western Europe.
This is from Budapest:
This is from Prague:
And this one is from Lviv:
Yes, it is tricky to get around in a country with a different alphabet but we are managing.
The wedding whirlwind starts tomorrow morning with the fitting of the bridesmaid’s dresses. I am glad to be the mother of a bridesmaid, which requires nothing more than going with the flow.
I hope you are enjoying summer and I can’t wait to share more of this amazing trip.