Lviv (7 and 8 August 2019)

Lviv has been described as Ukraine’s least Soviet city.  And certainly it’s true that the architecture in its city centre wouldn’t look out of place in middle Europe.  It is like a smaller, less intense…

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Chernobyl (5 and 6 August 2019)

On 26 April 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, causing the worst nuclear disaster in history.     The science is complex.  In a nutshell, preparations for a scheduled safety test…

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Kiev Street Art

There’s some really cute informal street art in Kiev. And, ok, it’s not really street art, but we had to mention the sculptures in and around Peyzazhna Alley. We thought this one, called Peeing Colours,…

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Kiev (2 to 5 + 9 August 2019)

What a beautiful city Kiev turned out to be.  We hadn’t imagined it that way.  It was a real treat.  The historic centre is huge, and full of gracious old buildings.   There are some…

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