Ukraine was only a week but it will be in my heart forever.
In the ancient town of Lviv there is a very ancient Byzantine church. The paintings I am showing are front the 1890's I think. I love this romantic style of painting…like the Pre Raphaelite painters. Meron one of our hosts took us on a personal tour of his city..
After Meron and his son Vladimir (the owners of the guitar factory were they are making my husbands 20 string harp guitar) took us to dinner at a very special restaurant. The food was so great and exotic to me in a familiar way.
Trembeta guitar factory.
Then we took a overnight Russian train to Kiev. What a trip that was…so old ..arriving at midnight I felt like I was in a black and white film from 1930's. I could also feel the WW 11 and the sadness and the Jewish tragedy. The little bunk beds and Russian coffee cups for the morning..it was like a dream.
We had a cabin but in the back everyone just slept in their own bed in with others all around. Whew...
Walking the streets to our hosts Victoria's home in the fancy side of the city by the ancient gate.
making harp guitars with Trembeta.