Boarding for LOT flight to Odessa out of Warsaw, Poland.
Odessa Airport, Ukraine.
Statue of Lenin
The first time in Ukraine, with Anna and our translator, Katya. Anna turned out to be the very first person I met in this new country.
It just so happens I would marry the very first person I meet in Ukraine. :-)
Anna's Big Red Bag
A relic of the USSR. Or perhaps a sign of times to come? I hope and pray it is the former for the good people of Ukraine.
A bouquet of hand arranged flowers can be had for less than $5. Nikolaev, Ukraine.
Anna at the Nikolaev Zoo on what was a very hot summer day. Ukraine, 2010.
Zoo street signs of Nikolaev, Ukraine.
A somewhat sad looking bear at the Nikolaev Zoo.
Butterfly Center in the Nikolaev Zoo. Ukraine.
Direction and distances to zoo's around the world. Nikolaev, Ukraine.
In a cafe at a carnival, on the shores of the Black Sea, in Iron City Ukraine.
"Sovetskaya" street in Nikolaev in the early morning. This street is closed to motor traffic and usually fills with pedestrians by afternoon.