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I looked through the photos from my trip to Lviv, Ukraine, in the search of places which I didn't share before.
I visited western Ukraine in 2017 when the war in the eastern part of the country was still on. I felt uneasy about it but since it was isolated to a small region on the opposite part of the country, I decided to take the risk.
I was very impressed with the beauty of Lviv, quality of food, kindness of people.
I have seen people going to work, shopping, enjoying opera, nightlife, museums (in this photo). The life was going on as usual.
Imagine you want to go about your life as usual and then suddenly a neighboring country starts a war, destroying your whole life, simply because they are bigger and they can, and nobody really wants to help you because they are afraid of the bully. Even to me the Western sanctions sound ridiculous.

In this photo you see a fašade of the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv. Here is the museum website:

I visited Lviv on a two day organized tour. Thanks to the fact that it was all organized we managed in these two days to see a lot, much more than we would be able to do independently. It was also a chance to learn more about Lviv from the local Ukrainian guide. The disadvantage of that was that we were very quickly running through the streets so I didn't have a chance to compose my photos as well as I would like to.
Lviv is one of the cities which I would really like to re-visit someday.

Only savages start a war. If you would have any rational arguments at all, you would try to resolve your problems by negotiation or involve the international community.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 106 N: 19664] (75273)
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