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Hello sun

Last week there was finally some sunshine and warmer temperatures. So we went out to enjoy it while it lasted.

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A nice view of the monument to Prince Vladimir the Great from Vladimirskaya Gorka Park

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Another great view of the other side of the city across the river from the park

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Monument to Prince Vladimir the Great

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Keith enjoying the sunshine too

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View of the People’s Friendship Arch from the Park

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Pit stop for some juice on the walk over to see the arch

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Who wants to ride the Matrix?  There were a few amusement type rides around the arch

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More great views

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My handsome hubby

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We found a yummy ice cream stand on the way back

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Downtown

The first weekend we were here and this past weekend the main street here in the center of town has been closed off and there is some sort of event going on.

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Walked up on this choir singing

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Some of the buildings and monuments in Independence Square

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Monument to Berehynia

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Walking the Descent

There are so many old church buildings here to go and see. They are really so large and beautiful. I’ve been adding links back to Wikipedia, so if you’re interested on reading more about them, click on their names. This next one, St. Andrew’s, was on a cobblestone road called Andrew’s Descent which is on a very windy steep hill. All along the road are merchants selling paintings, souvenirs and other random items.

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St. Andrew’s Church

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Part of Andrew’s Descent

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Coffee is really popular here and can be found everywhere, including the back of this guy’s truck

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Monument to Grigory Skovoroda