Friday, September 16, 2011

September 10th

 To sum up this day:
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(turn your volume down for this one!)
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Lena (my awesome penpal) and I went to visit Родина Мать, this GIANT statue / war memorial. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
We started with tea and homemade sandwiches...
If I had to sum up Ukraine in 2 words, those words would be "pigeons" and "advertising".  Behold the pigeons!
Wedding #1
What a noble name for an English school!- Closer to the Dream
Cool-looking hotel
Wedding #2
Wedding #3
Another cool-looking hotel. Check out the garden on the roof!
Wedding #4
Did I mention the pigeons?
A museum

Closer to the Родина Мать (the giant statue in the distance), we come across some tanks and guns...
TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN for this next video clip!
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 This is patriotic music of the Soviets and it's blasted constantly on loudspeakers. I think it's neat music!
Soviet war planes
Approaching the Родина Мать
This is the area in front of Родина Мать, more tanks and sculptures of soldiers
Behold!!
Wedding #5
Posing for wedding pictures! How romantic!
Ukrainian: National Museum of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945 (WWII)
Russian: National Museum of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945 (WWII)
This woman is holding a....missile?
"Their bravery is eternal, their names will live forever"
One more cathedral, on the way back....

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