Hello, my dear readers! You know, it’s nice to leave your dear home in old age and take a vacation! And not just like that, to engage in chitin-dressing under the rays of the tender evening Crimean sun, and with benefit.
No, we can give it up before the Crimea, here, you know, we are almost out of politics, and all these fights are about borders and belonging to us along chitin. But now you will know your Crimea and so, without me. And with me where you will get difficult.
For example, in the capital of Bandershtat, the glorious city of Lviv.
By the way, I honestly worked on my vacation; there are no complaints from Tarakanushka. Only took the oath that without her to Chernobyl or foot. She, you know, is also interested in visiting the places where our mighty intellect went. So in perspective.
And it was interesting to look at Lviv with its heel eyes. Purely from such motives, mercantile. I am writing here, talking about some of our aspects, but I did not bother to visit that hole from where everything came out into the world. Well, what a descriptor I am then for such our Square reality?
I must say, Lviv did not disappoint me.
Met, as expected, fog and rain. But then everything was dispelled, and some kind of appearance appeared. And I went, at my eight, on the main road from the station to the center, carefully looking around the neighborhood.
Immediately I realized that I was not in Kiev. Do we have the first to take to the streets? Yes, like all normal cities, wipers and public utilities. The capital is still ...
And here the first on the streets are the catchers of human souls. And tel.
The first ones I saw were Jehovah's Witnesses. Well, wow, the day began, it seemed. What will happen next?
And then there were catchers tel. At every crossroads. And I must say that a lot of crossroads in Lviv. The city is so smeared.
Here they are catchers. For a small commission are ready to provide you with work there, abroad. And I must say that they promise that kind of money, which, if you make money in Ukraine, it’s not a body trading thing. In general, it makes no sense to sit here, because "the path of the people does not grow." There. Here's how from there - this is a separate conversation, not now.
First, I will just show you a little of the city, describe some strange things about it, and then, because the epiphany condescended me much later, about some of my conclusions.
Generally, the city is old. Very old and beautiful. But the impression is that recently either the war ended, or an extraordinary Maidan. But there are no hands and money for the restoration of everything that has been torn down. The roads are all, absolutely everything in the center of the paving stones. It, of course, was built long ago and conscientiously, and the stone does not break. Nearly. Well, plus a building material for barricades or throwing in the near in any place there.
Is it beautiful? Handsomely. Just shoot a movie historical. History at every turn, along with lovers thereof. By the way, just a huge number of tourists from Poland. They walk, popshikyvayut on their mov, I have so slightly hung ears, good, slightly yes rosum.
Dissatisfied with the pans that their Lemberg in this state. Express disapproval and concern.
And now the subtext is so many, as if they were taking Lemberg back to themselves soon, and a major overhaul would come to them. Well the right, as buyers go to the apartment.
Well, if suddenly Lviv becomes Lemberg, it’s not a penny, and it doesn’t even have a hryvnia. Especially if you turn into the courtyards. There, you know, real life. In his best.
Here it is, for example.
Naturally, I did not ignore the market. Well, how is it - I have not been on the market?
You know, and here, as in Kiev in 90-x - where the area - there and the market. Traded by all who can and what can. Those who are richer are in the market, and those who are poor are near.
I noticed that there are only very lazy mushrooms that do not trade here. Or who the apples are not ugly. Mushrooms - for all tastes and colors.
These macromycetes, I guess and pushed me later.
Naturally, the indispensable report on "how much it is worth a bite to eat." Well, as if to work in Poland, you ride - nothing, if not - you need to think.
But - on any wealth.
In, this is especially for you, the Russians. As you can see, your ruble is quite self even in Lviv ruble. So, be proud, for even there, in the West, Ukraine, in the sense that those who come with the ruble, will redeem themselves for the ruble. Although I would not risk it so much.
And in my research I came to a landmark place. Where the spirit of the Square went. It is not far from the place where the Bandera street intersects with Bandera Avenue. Not far from the monument, you know, Stepan Bandera. This is Lviv, and not something there ...
I will tell you a terrible secret, it was within these walls that our famous jump rope "hto not jumping - ..." was born. Although purely in my opinion, if all the racers were given a rag, and placed along city buildings, in a couple of hours the city would look like a showcase.
Closed, as you can see, apparently, a true wrestler and a fan must have a good sleep to gain strength. For jumping.
This, as you know, agitation. On the next show Maidan. The whole city calls, go, they say, and declare. Although it is possible to do this and almost official. Well, people do not like to write letters to us. Such is the hitch in the brain. Here you are, speak, and they will hear you. The only question is who and where.
I, I confess, stood, listened to what people say, responding to the call "Tell the truth in their voices." Thank God you won't hear that. Here in a voice would shout. Although it seemed like a day was a worker, and they should not have given lay-offs at local clinics ...
This is also a form of protest. "Ni" is not "hello" in English, it is "no" in our opinion. Hello from those who have other principles in their heads.
And this is our valiant ATOshnye. There will be songs all day and music to play. Well and a call by car see: "we will help valorous defenders". Help, yes. But without a twinkle.
Flags of all friends and allies. Inexpensive. On 10 hryvnia. Looked - "the whole world is widely represented." I never knew that we have Turkey as an ally. Okay, there the US and the European Union, but these? Georgian flags as much as a bundle in the background. It turns out that Georgians are almost brothers to us, they dug the sea with them.
But when and where is Israel? I could not stand it, I asked the seller. "Shh ... the stinkers gave dawals ..." Well, if they gave them, okay. Do not let
But this is already a fairy ... This is already old. Here, in Kiev, they have not been buying for two years now, and, accordingly, it would never occur to anyone to sell. Neither mats nor toilet paper with the same character.
And here it’s not even the complete frostbite and lack of culture. Although it is. Bust, even in my opinion. Kievans are smarter, so no one will buy this for a long time, and who bought it, he managed to throw it out.
Fuck knows how to turn everything. Is not it?
And here ... Province ...
Well, probably enough about our crap? Oh, no, not enough. Still I will throw.
This is the entrance to the observation tower. It is written like "you are here, and the entrance is there!". In Ukrainian and English. It turns out that the speakers of the Russian language are not expected to break in the wrong place. So - be proud.
In the tower there is another attraction - the clock. More than two hundred years ticking. Ancestors were able to do, right? Oh, then there was no Ukraine here yet ...
And the views from the tower are beautiful. You look, and you forget what's going on down there.
Historical city, yes ... Speaking of history. Guess what is the main monument in Lviv? I know that from the first attempt they guessed.
Here, around him, is going to the whole ... urban frenzy.
People are quieter and with their heads chose a public garden nearby.
For all tastes: cards, checkers, backgammon, chess. The unofficial name is "square of clever men".
Also a landmark. Earlier, as you can see, elected representatives of the people took care of their health. And they visited, they say, from the mayor to the cleaning lady. Now that the rope has replaced everything, the hall is closed. Completely closed.
I'll tell you more about the monument to the historical event. And a historical person.
This is Yuri Kulchitsky. Great Ukrainian, Galician, hero of defense Seen 1863 year. It was this man who taught Europe to drink coffee. All One. For which he is grateful to Ukraine and erected a monument. It's not entirely clear why not Europe. But the main thing is that the person was good. And the real Galician. Strong, like an oak. Imagine how much coffee it was necessary to vyzhrat to teach all of Europe?
There are monuments and other worthy Ukrainians. Grushevsky, Verbitsky, Sheptytsky, Mitskevich, Danil Galitsky. Shevchenko stands alone.
With Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky the same nonsense is going on, like with everything else.
Oil painting: cathedral, monument. And - the marketplace. And it is worth the metropolitan, whether it blesses all of this, or stretches out her hand in surprise, asking: is there really no other place?
But not found.
That's how they live. Honestly, a completely different Ukraine.
I left the city already in the dark, having seen a lot of things, just the “Notes” format doesn’t accommodate so much, and you, dear readers, will tire you. And again in the rain.
What I want to say. Well, I have seen many cities and towns. There is, where they live richer. There is, where they live more beautifully. Where there is poor, but with dignity.
But now I can safely say that they are not living anywhere worse than in Lviv. It seems to be a beautiful city. But there is some kind of provincial doom in him that on the houses, on the inhabitants.
Ruin complete that in the economy, that in their heads. More precisely, the second generates the first. Maybe there are some special mushrooms?
Maybe the truth is, it is better to return Lemberg to the Poles? In order not to suffer?