Sunday, June 17, 2012

More Ukraine Love

 Ukraine was only a week but it will be in my heart forever. 

 In Keiv an amazing photographer took my husbands photo's. So powerful.
 Back in Lviv the streets.


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. 
 The Golden Gate...of Keiv.



 The deck off Victoria's apt. in the Golden Gate district.
 Lovely Victoria designed her apt...up 6 flights of stairs. No elevator. It was so wonderful to stay with her. She is the one not he right.
 A party in the country. Jay Buckey in the Hawaiian shirt is from USA. He lives in Ukraine and he is making harp guitars with Trembeta.
 It has been a long dream of John's for people to have a harp guitar they can afford. Up to now they were only antiques or you had to have it made for you. We are so happy now to be part of helping people all  over the world get a harp guitar and helping the Ukrainian people have work!! They are so wonderful.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A SUMMER MEDLEY

A SUMMER MEDLEY
Thank you so much for your comment..I can see you loving Lviv...it is so special..Love,
Deirdra

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ukraine with Love 2





 A magic coffee shop that comes alive at 9 pm..Lviv time..the drag spits fire..cracker that is...
 In the Jewish quarter..most old..a new Jewish restaurant.



 More of the Dragon..at  "House of Legends" in Lviv, Ukraine. Climb six set of stairs to find rooms themed for various secrets / legends of Lviv at this great restaurant ...with a amazing view at the top...




It is worth the wait..to see the dragon...
My husband at the sound check..
One of the owners of the Guitar factory that will be making my husbands harp guitar..






The food is so amazing and the friendship is so wonderful..

















Out side House of Legends waiting for the dragon to spit fire..



On top of Legends..with great views..


 A mezuzah (from the Hebrew for "doorpost") is a small parchment ... a sign upon your arm and they shall be an ornament between your eyes. A sad little reminder..on the door..a Mezusah no more...


In side the apt we stayed in...