Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Grand Old Cities

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.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful buildings and architecture. I can only imagine your adventures and look forward to hearing about your trip. Have a good time at the wedding and best wishes to the newlyweds.

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  2. Those old buildings are spectacular.

    Enjoy the wedding. Sometimes it is nice to just be a "spectator".

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  3. How wonderful, to be able to enjoy without any stress! Have a lovely rest of your trip.

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  4. Travel allows us to see things from a different viewpoint, and I thank you for sharing! Enjoy the wedding whirlwind!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these "postcards" from your trip. What an excellent adventure! Enjoy. :-)

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  6. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time! The pictures are wonderful and I hope you have an amazing time at the whirlwind wedding!

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  7. This looks amazing! I have been dreaming of visiting Budapest for years. Enjoy the wedding.

    BTW, we are moving back to WI! Wauwatosa, to be exact. :)

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  8. Think of all the sketching you can do from those photos!!! What a gorgeous city.

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  9. Spectacular! Thank you for sharing. Hope you feel great!

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  10. hahaha Love the mother of the bridesmaid mentality! Phew. No pressure.

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  11. Beautiful scenes. Looking forward to seeing some sketches from you!! Enjoy the wedding - and your ability to not be in the madness of it all!!

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  12. A trip of a life-time!!!! Wow! I like the street shot of Prague; you would have a wonderful time doing a street sketch on this trip!
    Take care of yourself; don't get too tired out. Enjoy!

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  13. It looks like an amazing trip.

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  14. Hope the wedding was wonderful! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip.

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  15. so happy you are happy and seeing all the sights!!gorgeous photos!

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  16. This building is incredible looking. I love the architecture of this building, absolutely stunning. Thanks for the share, have a fantastic rest of your week. Keep up the posts. Love this!

    World of Animals

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