Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lviv Locations

Ukraine UA-1048895 received 06-02-2014

Sent by: DianaDina
From: Lviv, Ukraine
ID number: UA-1048895
Notes: Lviv is a city of about 729,000 people located in western Ukraine.  It was founded around 1240 A.D.  While this church, Sts. Olha and Elizabeth Church, looks like it would be older, it was actually built between 1903 and 1911 for the city's expanding western suburb.  The church was damaged by bombs during World War II, but remained opened until 1946 when it was turned into a warehouse.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, it was reconsecrated as the Greek Catholic Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth.

Ukraine UA-989235 received 03-26-2014

Sent by: vylkas
From: Kiev, Ukraine
ID number: UA-989235
Notes: This is Stare Selo Castle, also located near Lviv.  The first castle on the site, made of timber, was built around 1448, but was later destroyed by invading Turks. Construction on the stone fortifications began in the 1580s, but they were breached during the Siege of Lviv in 1648.  The current citadel was commissioned by Prince Zasławski and built between 1649 and 1654, but after his death in 1656, it slowly fell into disrepair.


wassamatta_u said...

"LVIV"... when I saw the title, I figured you were just having trouble with your Roman Numerals.

Kristin aka Trekkie Gal said...

I always have trouble with Roman numerals. But not this time. :)