Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Category: Ukraine


My last day in Lviv & it’s light. On my own, an open-ended exploration. No working phone, no plan.

I climbed the hill on the outskirts for the view, an attempt to contain all I had seen in just one image. I went inside the stores, crossed the street for them. There was no rush. 

Only flowers and all the time in the world to smell them.


A slow day in Lviv, unplanned, unrushed, falling in step with the city. 

Lunch in a hidden greenhouse garden. A tower ascent and a view. A stroll through the park, a bench in the sun. Lost sense of time. 

That’s how the day passed. Fast-slow. Suspended with nothing to be beyond there. 


Lviv, Ukraine – a secret hidden in plain sight from the West. It’s modern, charming, clean, bright, busy. A few weeks prior, I wasn’t even aware of it’s existence, and now there I was, walking the streets. 

Ate, drank, wandered, lived. Every cafe, it seemed, had a theme. There was music echoing through the streets. The lemonade was sweet, the chocolate sweeter. 

The character of the city, undeniable. It’s a place to which one connects, intimately, quickly. Crisscrossed-colored streets, a mismatched melody of architecture across the ages. Detail, detail, detail.

A living painting; walk-in/through/around art. 


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