Hello. I’m Tanya and I live in Moscow. I’m married and have two children. I don’t post photographs of my family on the Internet so you won’t find them here either.
I want to show you how I spent November 1st, 2011. That day I was in Lvov, visiting my aunt and taking pictures of the city because photography is my hobby and I enjoy it.
Welcome to my day!
That day we woke up at…
Actually, we woke up at 9 and the clock is one hour fast.
We’ve just put the clock back by one hour… and it’s all very complicated. I have to check the time against my cellphone.
You’ll see a lot of pics of clocks because I kept forgetting what time it was.
They promised good weather for today…
Apparently, forecasters wanted to color the forcast a little bit.
I haven’t visited my aunt for three years and a lot has changed.
This is a three-storeyed house but in the photo you can see just two.
The car belongs to my uncle.
Looks like a morning in London.
The sign on that door warns about the ‘dangerous dog’. Later I’ll show you how ‘dangerous’ the dog really is.
My daughter has decorated a stump. So cute!
Most of the things you see in the yard were handmade by my aunt and uncle. You can almost feel the love they put into it.
Meet the ‘dangerous’ dog. Her name is Tina. She’s in the cage because she was so happy to see the children that she licked them too hard and almost rushed them off their feet!
I like photographing!
This is a kind of a shop where my aunt and uncle smoke meat.
Maybe it’s time for breakfast?
After breakfast I entered the ‘men’s room’. My uncle is a hunter and this room is full of his trophies.
I don’t think Greenpeace men would appreciate all that…
Another hobby of my uncle is carving.
These horses are just like real!
These things are for another room, ‘country room’. It’s not ready yet.
But it’s already looks nice.
It’s time to show you Lvov.
I love the way nature looks in fall!
‘Wild cucumbers’ resemble kiwis to me.
We decided to use public transport because parking is crazy in downtown Lvov (which we later regretted by the way).
The city is preparing for UEFA EURO 2012 so some of the streets are blocked. It makes the traffic situation even worse…
The main difference between Moscow pedestrians and those from Lvov is that here people are not afraid of being hit crossing the road on ‘green’.
It is beautiful!
This fountain is situated in front of the theater.
The view of the theater from another side. They’re repairing the sidewalk right now.
These are some photographs of the city streets.
At the market.
We wanted to go to a restaurant for lunch but the kid saw a McDonald’s and we had to go there.
Having fun after the hearty meal.
Keep on walking.
It’s almost 4 p.m.
This house looks like it’s come from another world, from the world of the past.
Are you sure it’s not real?
There are a bunch of girls in the city selling sweets.
While we were reading where this tram was going, it left.
Anyway, I had to go to a meeting with my cousin.
See how close the cars are parked to the rails?
‘Come taste our new dishes!’
This is the cafe where we’re supposed to meet with my cousin. It’s a cafe, chocolate factory and store at the same time.
A chocolate river… Here they make chocolate.
On the second floor they sell it.
It has a huge choice of chocolate candies!
Sure, we bought a lot here.
While we were waiting for a table, we could watch chocolatiers at work.
They say that kings of France used to order chocolate from Lvov.
It seems you can watch them work forever.
Then we went to another chocolate store. There I bought Lvov and Vienna coffee. Also, I’ve found coffee beans covered in dark chocolate I’d been looking for for a long time! One candy can replace a cup of coffee!
It is situated in an old tram.
By the way, Lvov is famous for three things: its beer, coffee and chocolate.
A monument to the man who founded Lvov, Danilo Galitsky.
Heading to a coffee house.
This is a place I’ve been thinking about all day! Here they serve divine coffee and cakes. I’d recommend it to everyone!
We sat on the street. It’s good it was warm.
It’s 6 p.m. and we’re heading home.
We’re home and we’re going to have dinner.
It was delicious. My aunt is a great cook and with this legendary Ukrainian hospitality…
My uncle’s boasting of this leg he’s smoked by himself. Unfortunately, it’s for some wedding so we didn’t taste it. But we still tasted a bunch of other things!
At dinner, I took a lot of photos but they’re for the family album.
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