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The first step of my summer 2016 solo bike travel was from Kharkiv to Lubni, both cities being strictly on the 50th parallel north. Thus, my route in Kharkiv ran through the largest in Ukraine Barabashov Market and St. Peter and St. Paul's Church. The parallel leaded me from the church along the rapid ascent of Trufanov Street where I had never been before. Almost on the top, I saw this house (Elbrus Lane, 1) with inscriptions on its retaining wall exposed to the south. After reading the text written both horizontally and vertically, I realized that it is not only a decorative element, but also a literary work titled “Autumn Diary”. I believe, such a style can be named as “Stream of consciousness” .

The following is the first part (approximately 10% of the whole text) of the diary and my humble translation of it:

Проходит еще один день, к этому можно привыкнуть. Писал это Гамлет.
“Осенний дневник”
Некуда идти. Что-то похожее чувствовал в забытом сне.
Осень, зима и лето. И, конечно, весна. Когда уходит тепло, свет и приходит вечерняя прохлада, проскальзывает желтый и деревья бесцеремонно обнажают свои ветви и возраст ... ничего не бойся. Даже времени не стоит бояться. Иногда, даже всегда, нужно и можно быть человеком. Чего бы нам это не стоило.

One more day is passing away, you can get used to this. It is written by Hamlet.
"Autumn Diary"
Nowhere to go. I felt something like this in my forgotten dream.
Autumn, winter and summer. And, of course, spring. When heat and light go away and cool evening comes, the yellow slips and trees unceremoniously expose their branches and age ... be game for anything. Even, it is not worth being afraid of time. Sometimes or even always, it is necessary and possible for you to be a human. Whatever it takes.

GPS coordinates: 50.003006 Lat, 36.258973 Long, 138 m

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