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A TRIP TO LVIV 2009

An enjoyable day trip to Lviv (Lvov in Polish) with a short stop in Zhovkva (Zolkiew in Polish).

ZHOVKVA - old Slavic Vinnyky. Medieval Zolkiew. Soviet Nesteriv. With each change in history this town changed its name and appearance.
In 1594 the great Hetman Stanislaus Zolkiewski (1547-1620) transformed the village of Vynnyky into a town-fortress. And in 1603 the town was granted Magdeburg Law by Polish King Sigmund III and named "Zolkiew" (Zhovkva) from the hetman's name.
Zhovkva is the only example in Ukraine saved Renaissance "Ideal" city-citadel, the real pearl of national architecture heritage. Based on a project by Italian architect B. Morando, three well-known Lviv craftsmen Pawel Szczesliwy (Shchastlyvyy), Pawel Rzymianin and Ambrozy Przychylny tried to build an "ideal" Zhovkva. The centre of their attention was the castle.
The town received the statute of state historical and architectural reserve in 1994.

More about this beautiful, historical town
http://www.geocities.com/zhovkva/history_e.html

LVIV - LEOPOLIS - CITY OF LION - through the ages it had been part of numerous states and empires, including, under the name Lwow, Poland and later the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; under the name Lemberg, the Austrian and later Austro-Hungarian Empires; the short-lived West Ukrainian People's Republic after World War I; Poland again; and the Soviet Union.
Lviv was founded in 1256 by the Prince of Galicia and Volyn Danylo Romanovych, who named the town in honour of his son Lev (Leo). The centre of old Lviv was on the site of today's Old Rynok Square. Situated on the crossroads of trade routes, Lviv grew fast, and soon became an important centre of commerce and crafts. Its location in the middle of Galicia-Volyn principality gave the town a considerable strategic value. In 1272 Prince Lev transferred the capital of the principality from Qalych to Lviv. In 1349 Lviv was captured by the Polish King Casimir III, who ordered it to be moved more to the south. The new town was built to the plan of a traditional European settlement: a central square surrounded by living quarters and fortifications. In 1356 Casimir III granted the city with Magdeburg rights which started a period of rapid development.
Ancient Lviv was one of the biggest and most important towns of the principality of Galicia and Volyn.
With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Lviv became part of the newly-independent Ukraine, serving as the capital of the Lviv Oblast. Today the city remains one of the most important centers of Ukrainian cultural, economic and political life and is noted for its beautiful and diverse architecture.
Lviv is a magical city, one of the most beautiful ones in whole Europe.

History of Lviv
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lviv
Glinska Gate
Glinska Gate
Two Towers
Two Towers
Bell Tower
Bell Tower
St. Laurence Church
St. Laurence Church
Town Hall
Town Hall
Wooden Stalls
Wooden Stalls
Marble Gravestones
Marble Gravestones
Marble Floor Rosette
Marble Floor Rosette
Marble Gravestones
Marble Gravestones
Wooden Stalls
Wooden Stalls
Gravestone To Jakub Sobieski
Gravestone To Jakub Sobieski
Jakub Sobieski  Gravestone Incsription
Jakub Sobieski Gravestone Incsription
Main Altar
Main Altar
Danilowicz  Gravestone Incsription
Danilowicz Gravestone Incsription
Gravestone To Stanislaw Danilowicz
Gravestone To Stanislaw Danilowicz
BV Mary Queen Of The Holy Rosary
BV Mary Queen Of The Holy Rosary
Left Side Altar
Left Side Altar
The Dome Inside
The Dome Inside
Right Side Altar
Right Side Altar
The Nave And Organ
The Nave And Organ
Side Entrance To St. Laurence Church
Side Entrance To St. Laurence Church
Church Organ
Church Organ
Larch Trees and Castle
Larch Trees and Castle
Market Square - Sunday Early Morning
Market Square - Sunday Early Morning
Two Orthodox Churches
Two Orthodox Churches
Puppets' Theatre
Puppets' Theatre
Lviv Architecture
Lviv Architecture
The Black House
The Black House
Lviv Architecture
Lviv Architecture
Lviv Architecture
Lviv Architecture
The Lviv Polytechnic University
The Lviv Polytechnic University
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall Tower
Town Hall Tower
Lviv Architecture
Lviv Architecture
Belltower To Armenian Cathedral
Belltower To Armenian Cathedral
Bandinelli Palace
Bandinelli Palace
Trees Shaded Street
Trees Shaded Street
Two-Piece Monument
Two-Piece Monument
Wave Of National Revival
Wave Of National Revival
Architecture Details
Architecture Details
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral
St. George Sculpture
St. George Sculpture
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral
St. George Monument
St. George Monument
The Ensemble of the Assumption Church
The Ensemble of the Assumption Church
Friendly Lions
Friendly Lions
Gunpowder Tower
Gunpowder Tower
Old Books Sellers
Old Books Sellers
Royal Arsenal
Royal Arsenal
Dominican Church
Dominican Church
The Dominican Church
The Dominican Church
Dominican Church Interior
Dominican Church Interior
Main Altar In Dominican Church
Main Altar In Dominican Church
Dog Of St. Dominic
Dog Of St. Dominic
Dominican Church
Dominican Church
Monument-Fountain to Diana
Monument-Fountain to Diana
Monument-Fountain to Neptun
Monument-Fountain to Neptun
Monument-Fountain to Adonis
Monument-Fountain to Adonis
The Boim Family Chapel
The Boim Family Chapel
The Boim Family Chapel
The Boim Family Chapel
Hotel George
Hotel George
Detail Of The Boim Family Chapel
Detail Of The Boim Family Chapel
The Kornyakt Palace
The Kornyakt Palace
Ornamented Window
Ornamented Window
Leo
Leo
Lviv Coat Of Arms
Lviv Coat Of Arms