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European charm in Lviv

Lviv aspires to joining the European Union. In Ukraine , it is the most like to do so as it borders Europe and resembles Europe with its Autro-Hungarian architecture and it’s impeccable charme.

Here many speak English as tourism is a main industry . Also, many bright young entrepreneurs are strong in the IT technology which will lead them straight to Eurpore.

We at Lviv apartments hope that Lviv will fulfill it’s dream as it so deserves it.    

Autum leaves at Lviv Apartments

Lviv is wonderful at any time of the year. Here people embrace the four seasons.
Presently the famous melody “autumn leaves” comes to mind. Approaching mid-October the weather is balmy . The average temperatures range in the high teens and low twenties. The outdoor terraces are still in full operation and people love to promenade in the warm autumn sun. Just delightful!
Soon winter will set in . This year is particularly stressful with the Russian Aggressors threatening to turn off the gas!
For now, we at Lviv apartments are enjoying the kaleidoscope of colors and basking in the sum

Frescos abound near Lviv apartments

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Art and antiquity surrounds you when walking about in central Lviv. However, one has to venture just a little bit deeper to unravel yet another layer of antiquity. Don’t be afraid to walk off the beaten path! Venture into the ” brahmas” or entrance ways otherwise know as “passage” . There you will find magnificent stairwells , amazing architectural details, intricately tiled floors. The photo insert is a superb example of such a treasure. The ceiling in this particular passage way is reminiscent of of a romantic and classical era. Appropriately, this beautiful fragment adorns the entrance to a favourite restaurant called ” Freska” . The owners were sensitive enough to delicately restore the ancient fresco for all to admire.
We at Lviv apartments applaud the entrepreneurs of Lviv who recognize the beautify of their architectural heritage.

Lviv apartments awed by history

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It is unimaginable to conceive of buildings being 600 years old. Especially coming from North America where architecture is relatively recent and modern.
Well such antiquity is not unusual for an ancient centre like Lviv. As the photo herein depicts the Polish Cathedral in central Lviv is celebrating 600 years this year. This magnificent structure is located on the Cathedral square and it is surrounded by expressive statues and cobble stone streets . It’s towering steeples act as a landmark for tourists and locals alike.
Lviv is like a living museum. At every street corner there is antiquity some dating as far back as the medieval ages. It is truly mind bobbling to image walking down the same streets where people walked centuries ago. The whole experience is awe inspiring.
We at Lviv apartments are thrilled to boast to our guests the antiquity that is Lviv.

Lviv apartments always ready for a laugh

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Lviv never ceases to amaze!
With the recent advent of tourism souvenirs shops have mushroomed throughout the city centre.
This phenomena took off in full force after Lviv hosted the Euro Football championships in 2012 which really put Lviv in the global map.
Almost every second shop caters to tourists who want to take something home as a reminder of their trip.
With so much competition in the area of souvenirs, shops have become more and more creative with the hopes of attracting that tourist dollar.
A very popular item is the T shirt. They come in all shapes, designs and colors.
But the most recent item I have come across is toilette paper with Putin’s face printed on it.Talk about a political statement!
Lviv is a very westernized centre and definitely wants to move away from the sphere of Russian influence. Of course the citizens of Lviv are appalled at the aggression from Russia which is constantly wanting to destabilize their territory.
Certain these innovative souvenirs will continue to surface. We at Lviv apartments find these creative ideas both very amusing and original.
Carry on Lviv with your independence struggle and your straightforward statements.

Lviv Apartments says”make peace not war”

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The entire world now knows that Ukraine exists. Prior to the terrorism ,destruction and murders by the Russian aggressors , very few people knew anything at all about Ukraine. how unfortunate that it took Russian bombs and thugs to place Ukraine on the map.
Well now let us tell you about a beautiful and peace loving city in Ukraine called Lviv. Welcome to the cultural capital of Ukraine – a very European city that promotes peace , love and coffee.
the world fears travel to what propaganda presents to them a war ravaged country .
We at Lviv Apartments welcome you to a lively city , with live street musicians at every corner. Come enjoy the beauty of its architecture that is adorned with flowers – not destroyed by Russian artillery.
Lviv encourages foreigners to come celebrate their new democracy , finally freed from the Former corrupt Russian puppet government.
come to Lviv to experience peace and love .
The photo insert is a statue ( light metal sculpture of a dancer) that twirls in the wind over the cafe in from of the Opera house in Lviv. all art and sculpture in Lviv celebrates life and denounces the unfortunate war in the Far East of their country.

Serhiy Parajanova recognized by Lviv apartments

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Lviv has always been recognized as a highly sophisticated cultural centre. Many famous artists have chosen to live here and practice their art here ( Freud and Masoch to name a few. Another such artists was the master of cinema – Serhiy Parajanova. Parajanova was a soviet film director who made significant contributions to Ukrainian, Armenian, and Georgian cinema. the Soviets initially rejected his works because of his homosexuality ( as they continue to discriminate to this day ) . When he was finally discovered by the civilized world his masterly genius was recognized and celebrated. His most famous works – The colour of pomegranates (1968) and Shadows of our forgotten ancestors were amazing idiosyncratic studies of folklore in the Soviet Society.
Walking along the myriad of cobble stone streets of Lviv I stumbled upon this larger than life poster of Parajanova and I was reminded , once again, of the multitude of talent that have lived and still live in Lviv. we at Lviv apartments are proud of the artistic heritage of our beautiful city.

Lviv apartments are very safe and quiet places to visit now

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Lviv is a cultural centre ! The attached photo shows the amazing interior of the National Museum which houses the most extensive Icon collection in the world.
This is just one of the many reasons tourists love Lviv.
Lviv depends on tourism and it is really important for tourists to understand that there is absolutely no danger in. Visiting Lviv during these very difficult times in Ukraine. The greatest gift people can make to Ukraine is to support the tourism in Lviv . People there need to know that visitors want to see their beautiful city and they they will not let me ca propaganda prevent them from Visiting Lviv. Lviv is thousands of miles from the Russian border where Russian Terrorists are creating havoc.
We at Lviv apartments encourage people to Visit Lviv now. Come encourage the, come help their economy, come and show them that you support their culture and their desire fr democracy and freedom.

Ivasiuk a favourite at Lviv Apartments

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Lviv has many heroes and many people whom they honour for theirs nationalism and patriotism.
One such hero is without a doubt – Volodymyr Ivasiuk
Ivasiuk was a famous songwriter , composer and poet. He rose to instant fame with his song entitled – “Chervona Ruta” ( red rue) which went viral in 1971 and made him a star of the Soviet Union. this beautiful song remains very popular and is almost as emotive as the national anthem.
The equally famous singer – Sofia Rotaru sang many of his original compositions and this made her very famous as well.
Ivasiuk was assassinated ( found hung in a forest on the outskirts of Lviv ) on May 18-1979 . The verdict was suicide but many suspect murder as he wrote and sang many anti-soviet pieces.
The photo inserted is a recent statue commemorating his fame in Lviv. it is located off Prospect Shevchenko near the music conservatory where he studied. this statue is near a large thorny metal wreath with his photo also on Schevchenka Blvd.
He is buried in the famous and ancient cemetery called Lychakivsky where also stands a beautiful Bronze in his memory.
We at Lviv apartments consider Cervona Ruta our favourite Ukrainian song .

History abounds near Lviv Apartments

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Lviv is a city that has great pride in it’ history. Here, most citizens are very nationalistic and patriotic.
The photo exhibit, seen in the inserted photo, is just one of numerous such open air art and historical exhibits throughout the city. this beautiful collection of larger than life, sepia tone photos depicts some of the national heroes of the First World War era.
This exhibit is located in front of the Polish Cathedral and The Boiim Chapel on Halytska street. This area is for pedestrians only and so it is the perfect venue to showcase such an exhibit as people can take their time to study the images, read the captions and leisurely enjoy the art event.
We at Lviv apartments certainly encourage such beautiful exhibits. there are numerous such shows throughout the city. We hope that this trend will continue and grow as it is a a fantastic way to educate and stimulate both Young and old…