Слава Україні

A rainbow over a park in Truskavets
A rainbow over Truskavets, June 2017.

Today marks the one year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. I previously wrote about how I’ve been supporting Ukraine and I fully believe that they’ll win this existential fight with our help.

We visited Lviv three times in 2017 and 2018 and I loved every moment of those trips. Lviv is a beautiful city filled with friendly people and delicious food but more than anything I was struck by the spirit of the Millennials I met there. A surprising number spoke English and their intelligence, motivation, and optimism for the future of their country was palpable. Despite this war, Ukraine is in very good hands with this next generation.

  • View from the top of Lviv City Hall
  • Flags of the EU, Ukraine, and Lviv inside Lviv City Hall
  • Soviet-era public sculpture and apartment block in winter
  • Stone mosaic of Lviv inside a building lobby
  • An outdoor shopping village
  • Two trolleys in Lviv
  • An indoor meat market in Lviv
  • An old Soviet-era red car
  • A garden compound in Lviv
  • The tubular slides of a water park
  • A two-car Lviv trolley
  • The concrete sign at the entrance to Truskavets
  • A view over a lush green valley in the Carpathian Mountains
  • A wooden church complex in the Carpaithian region
  • An ornate Soviet-era sculpture inside a public mineral water facility
  • JP in a Lviv vegetable market with a trolley full of potatoes
  • Alex standing in a Lviv plaza with snow on the ground

Until we can visit Ukraine again, I wanted to share a few photos from those trips. Слава Україні!

Toilet paper rolls imprinted with Putin's face at a Ukrainian market
I regret not buying these in bulk.