Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Face-Amsterdam, Netherlands

I am once again in Holland for a week before flying off to somewhere different. I have not taken many pictures so did not have a picture of a real person I liked but am still posting a face.

These heads with their mouths open where put above stores to show that the store was a pharmacy or apotheke in Dutch. My Dutch is not great but I remembered for some reason that these heads are called gapers which means yawners. The name comes from the open mouth but it is not believed to open from yawning but rather to swallow a pill.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Face-Lublin, Poland

The day that I spent walking around the town of Lublin in Poland there was some type of mountain bike race taking place in the old town section of the town. These are 2 of the competitors warming up on the cobblestone streets of Lublin.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Face-Kiev, Ukraine

I was in Kiev for the Ukrainian Independence Day. I saw a lot of the women that were dressed similar to this photo. The women wore a Ukrainian Wreath on their heads and both men and women wore shirts with different embroidery similar to this as well.

I visited the area where the Museum to the WWII was and saw children playing are various machines of war. I found it a bit surreal to see this in a country that currently is in a conflict but I am the nut who is there as a tourist.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lviv a Town of Weddings

While walking around Lviv on a Saturday afternoon doing some sight seeing I saw at least a dozen wedding parties. Honestly I lost count of how many I saw. The only church I went into today had one wedding in progress and 2 waiting at the back of the church. I sat on a park bench for awhile and at one time I could see 5 different wedding parties having photos taken from my spot on the bench. It was fun watching them in the different poses, jumping, spinning, hugging trees, you name it and they seemed to be trying to capture it in a photo.

Here are a few of the pictures that I took today.