Saturday, 21 May 2011

Arsenal Museum

It is the only museum of weapons ion Ukraine. The collection of “Winged hussars” (the 16th century) is one of the richest in Europe. Arsenal exhibits a great collection of old cold steel, fire-arms and cannons made in famous workshops in 32 countries of the world. Arsenal was built in 1555, but almost completely destroyed by fire in 1571. The building, in which the museun is now, was built in 1574 - 1575. Weapons are not only displayed but used to be made and repaired in Arsenal. Exhibition of ancient weapons from more than 30 countries around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America are displayed in Arsenal. The exhibition is based on chronological order, they are also categorized by type and weapons origin [1].


Friday, 20 May 2011

Ivan Fedorovych

Ivan Fedorovych (born around 1510, died December 14, 1583 in Lviv), was one of the fathers (the other being Francysk Skaryna) of Eastern Slavonic printing. He was also a master cannon maker and the inventor of a multibarreled mortar [1].
Book Market in Lviv

In 1572 the first publisher of books in Ukraine, Ivan Fedorovych, a graduate of the University of Kraków, settled in Lviv for a brief period when he was chased out of Moscow. The city became a significant centre for Eastern orthodoxy with the establishment of an orthodox brotherhood, a Greek-Slavonic school and a printery which published the first full versions of the Bible in Church Slavonic in 1580[1].

[1] wikipedia

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Nikifor in Lviv

Nikifor (1895, Krynica-Zdrój - October 10, 1968) (also known as Nikifor Krynicki and Epifaniusz Drowniak) was a Polish folk and naïve painter of Lemko descent. Nikifor painted over forty thousand pictures - on sheets of paper, pages of notebooks, cigarette cartons, and even on scraps of paper glued together. The topics of his art include self-portraits and panoramas of Krynica, with its spas and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Underestimated for most of his life, in his late days he became one of the most famous primitivist painters[1].

[1] wikipedia

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Dominican church and monastery Lviv

It was originally built as the Roman Catholic church of Corpus Christi, and today serves as the Greek Catholic church of the Holy Eucharist.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Taras Shevchenko Statue

The father of modern ukraine language and symbol of ukrainian nationalism

Taras Shevchenko Statue

Monday, 9 May 2011

More Pictures from the Kosmonaut Hostel

A house near the Kosmonaut Hostel


The hostel staffs were very cooperative and the hostel owner frequently organised tour for outdoor activities.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Kosmonaut Hostel Lviv

The Kosmonaut Hostel, Lviv

The Kosmonaut hostel is located right near the centre of the Lviv city. It is a good and fun hostel to meet fellow travellers around the world. Free breakfast and free wifi are the added good features of this hostel.