First Batch of Ukraine Photos

So i haven’t yet put any words on paper; i don’t think we realized until we got back just how little sleep we had the entire trip. We’re still in the process of recovering, but for now i have a few photos to share that i hope will stir up a little excitement for the stories that are to follow.

I sincerely apologize for the lack of quality and for the complete absence of some very critical pictures; i found out too late that i was utterly rusted in the practice of taking photographs, and i also failed to get proper pictures of the wonderful and lovely people that we met while we were in Ukraine (and who will really be the focus of most of what writings are forthcoming). But what little i do have, i am ready to share, and so here is the first small batch of random photos.

Please enjoy. (click for bigger pictures)

"Calvary Chapel" Kaharlyk. This is the church pastored by Wayne Zshech and Danny Foote. The building is old but sturdy, and was in the distant past a sewing factory. We stayed in the basement, which is much nicer than you would expect, having been newly remodeled for the purpose of housing refugees.
“Calvary Chapel” Kaharlyk. This is the church pastored by Wayne Zschech and Danny Foote. The building is old but sturdy, and was in the distant past a sewing factory. We stayed in the basement, which is much nicer than you would expect, having been newly remodeled for the purpose of housing refugees.

 

View from the front door of the church. They own none of this; the property line stops right at the door. The church gladly and freely takes care of this small park.
View from the front door of the church. They own none of this; the property line stops right at the door. The church gladly and freely takes care of this small park.

 

No Swimming? This lake is just a few blocks down the road from the church. We took a number of walks this way. The yellow building on the other side is an abandoned bread factory.
No Swimming? This lake is just a few blocks down the road from the church. We took a number of walks this way. The yellow building on the other side is an abandoned bread factory.

 

This salad and raw pork fat were the highlights of my Ukrainian food experience, and i say that without any sarcasm. I would eat this salad every day if i could.
This salad and raw pork fat were the highlights of my Ukrainian food experience, and i say that without any sarcasm. I would eat this salad every day if i could.

 

View from my seat at the cafe where we had that amazing salad.
View from my seat at the cafe where we had that amazing salad. Notice the color scheme of that little shop.

 

Kaharlyk.
Kaharlyk.

 

Odessa.
Odessa.

 

Odessa Seaport.
Odessa Seaport. That giant hotel was shut down when the foundation cracked.
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