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Kamenets-Podolsky

heading south from Lviv with driver Vitaly and guide Alex
heading south from Lviv with driver Vitaly and guide Alex
a quick stop in Hrymailiv, to see the ruins of the synagogue there...
a quick stop in Hrymailiv, to see the ruins of the synagogue there...
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109803.9Mucz5Rf.jpg then on to Kamanets-Podolsky and its 14th-c. castle, one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine
then on to Kamanets-Podolsky and its 14th-c. castle, one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine
inside the castle compound
inside the castle compound
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109806.yvMtZ0sK.jpg views to the south
views to the south
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a view to the north, and the St. George church
a view to the north, and the St. George church
looking across the river at the old town
looking across the river at the old town
up and down the interesting stairways...
up and down the interesting stairways...
...we visit the city history museum...
...we visit the city history museum...
...with a rich representation from the Soviet era
...with a rich representation from the Soviet era
this bridge connects the castle with the old town, and divides the river
this bridge connects the castle with the old town, and divides the river
the Smotrych River loops around the 'island' old town
the Smotrych River loops around the 'island' old town
now in the old town, a fortress tower and a former synagogue
now in the old town, a fortress tower and a former synagogue
lunch at the former synagogue with Alex
lunch at the former synagogue with Alex
views over the river from the restaurant balcony
views over the river from the restaurant balcony
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109819.5BiFyknX.jpg entering the gate of the church of Saints Peter and Paul...
entering the gate of the church of Saints Peter and Paul...
...with its minaret
...with its minaret
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109822.S0fWVBno.jpg looking across the river at the castle
looking across the river at the castle
the town hall
the town hall
Marla had ancestors from here who emigrated before WWII
Marla had ancestors from here who emigrated before WWII
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the tower of the ruins of the Armenian church...
the tower of the ruins of the Armenian church...
the gate to the garden where the church once stood
the gate to the garden where the church once stood
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109831.f609DVjU.jpg the church foundations...
the church foundations...
...and a few remaining gravestones
...and a few remaining gravestones
heading down Virmenska street to see the historic neighborhood
heading down Virmenska street to see the historic neighborhood
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109835.qL2SFkqe.jpg now at the grounds of the 14th-c. St. Nicholas church
now at the grounds of the 14th-c. St. Nicholas church
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109880.op9WKbOg.jpg the chapel is tiny but well-maintained...
the chapel is tiny but well-maintained...
...and well-decorated inside
...and well-decorated inside
now out on the old town streets again
now out on the old town streets again
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109884.U8hBAdEN.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109886.DHNSyx8K.jpg we visit the 'museum of old things'
we visit the 'museum of old things'
and indeed they are: items from the neolithic era...
and indeed they are: items from the neolithic era...
...7th to 3rd century BC here
...7th to 3rd century BC here
the area is particularly rich in stone statues...
the area is particularly rich in stone statues...
...including some unusual styles
...including some unusual styles
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now we are around the corner at another city historical museum...
now we are around the corner at another city historical museum...
...itself housed in a historical building
...itself housed in a historical building
the art collection is especially strong here
the art collection is especially strong here
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Alex may be able to help identify this mysterious painting!
Alex may be able to help identify this mysterious painting!
back on the old town streets
back on the old town streets
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109899.ACuoh05q.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109900.UQ54x6m0.jpg
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109901.WOyRqIxH.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109902.HgDsMgyG.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f139109903.7RrUJTaT.jpg here's our hotel (on the left)
here's our hotel (on the left)
across a 19th-c. bridge, now we're in the new town
across a 19th-c. bridge, now we're in the new town
the deep Smotrych gorge makes for amazing vistas
the deep Smotrych gorge makes for amazing vistas
Vitaly and Jay have some fun with long lenses between bridge and gorge
Vitaly and Jay have some fun with long lenses between bridge and gorge
a view of the former synagogue and fortress tower
a view of the former synagogue and fortress tower
into a new town park...
into a new town park...
...to see a memorial to the victims of the Holodomor famine
...to see a memorial to the victims of the Holodomor famine
then we end the day at the city's Shoah memorial...
then we end the day at the city's Shoah memorial...
...in a field where over 20,000 Jews from the city and deported from Hungary were killed
...in a field where over 20,000 Jews from the city and deported from Hungary were killed
we take some time to reflect, as the day ends
we take some time to reflect, as the day ends
pano: Kamenets-Podolsky 1
pano: Kamenets-Podolsky 1
pano: Kamenets-Podolsky 2
pano: Kamenets-Podolsky 2