A long day comes to an end. Sylvia and I got up at around 3 o’clock in the morning – she in Amsterdam, I in Cologne. Finally, we met at the airport of Vienna and flew to Lviv together. Here we are now – at the very beginning of a new journey.
The old town of Lviv (Lwow, Lemberg) is crowded with people. They in cafés and restaurants, they dance and sing. The city celebrates itself and the beginning of summer. One could almost believe that there is no war in the country, but in some places it is nevertheless visible. Sylvia and I stroll through the streets, fluctuating between the traces of the past and the energy of the present. A promising start for a journey that will be moving between these poles.
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Christian & Sylvia,
Best of luck on this journey. I look forward to following your trip. My paternal grandmother was born in Lviv in 1881. I hope to visit there one day, so for now I can see/feel the city vicariously, through your photos and commentary.
The translated portion on N0: 13 is Schnit Tuch, Tuchel Lager the owner Halpern
You both look a treat. Gute Reise auf Strasse und Geleise. A safe journey
Looking forward to interesting news.
As far as I can tell, the current Nalyvaïka Street ( …your photo with No.11 and perhaps also the one with No.13?…) used to be called Ulica Rzeźnicka – see the bottom of square I-3 on a 1909 map of LWÓW – LÉOPOL – LEMBERG – ЛЬВОВЬ [ http://www.mapywig.org/m/City_plans/Central_Europe/LWOW_LEOPOL_LEMBERG_LVOV.jpg ].
Looking forward to more posts and more photos – bon voyage!
Christian and Sylvia:
Have a safe and productive trip. No matter what, I know we will be treated to very moving photographs.
With very best wishes,