We have been living at our site now for almost 8 months. Now that we have gotten to know it, we want to share it with you. We think you can begin to get a feel for life here through these pictures, but this is certainly not comprehensive.
Our town is full of beautiful nature, amazing people, and a storied history. The longer we’re here, the more we discover.
The city council building where Chris works (i.e. Miska Rada), in the center between the windows is the seal of the town
The Gymnasia, the school where Jessica works (note the two flags, the Ukrainian flag, yellow and blue, and the nationalist flag, red and black)
Below is a collection of some of the hot spots in town, where we spend time outdoors, doing our shopping, or unwind at a restaurant or cafe.
The bazaar, busiest on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Another popular pizza spot
The hotel and restaurant in the center of town
The most popular restaurant in town called “Old City”… but more commonly referred to simply as “pizzaria”
The newly redeveloped Lower Park with landscaping and new playground
A walk along the river in Lower Park
Next are a few places that show the feel of the town, both giving some historical context, and also to show some of the European charm.
One of the old Polish constructed buildings at the college
The buildings of the town’s center
The center square where there is the city council and rayon council
The train station, and the starting point of our 12 hour journeys to Kyiv
Paying respect to the past and remaining devout is a common part of life in western Ukraine. This is just a taste of the monuments and churches, these are nevertheless prominent in town.
The Roman Catholic church in the center of town
Taras Shevchenko, a highly influential poet from the 19th century
Being in the valley of a canyon has its perks. The nature here is awesome with hiking trails, river rafting, and simply great views. It’s hard to capture the beauty of this place in one frame, but we’ll keep trying!
The impending rain just outside of town
The view from Upper Park, overlooking the Dniester river and the neighboring village
The view from Lower Park in the valley of the Dniester canyon
A view of the train rail bridge from the old Jewish cemetery