Have to find time to post more often, right? Too much stuff going on. Recently finished a translation (Ukrainian into English) of an introduction to an album on a unique and prominent sculptor of the 18th c. Maybe the book will be ready for the Forum of Publishers in Lviv in September. Will post more info once I get it.
It just so happens that my trip to Ukraine coincides with this Forum (one of the largest bookfairs in Europe after Frankfurt). What serendipity! What could go wrong - books and Orysia! Oy! Anyway, really looking forward to the Forum, to being in Ukraine, and to meeting people and wandering the streets. The last -- just love to do that. Will start out early morning, have a coffee and/or breakfast on some patio and will watch the world go by. Then, will just go off madly in some direction -- observing, photographing, reading the historic and cultural plaques on so many buildings, stopping for a coffee or beer, more wandering, deciding where to have lunch or supper..... Just delightful. I love it. Will do the same in Lviv, Kolomyia, Kosiv, and Kyiv. And there's so much more territory to cover in Kyiv! Will also be presenting a lecture at the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv - sometime at the end of September.
This time, as before, will gather information and photographs for a number of articles - on travel, folk arts, restaurants, and whatever inspires me. I think many non-Ukrainians "discovered" Ukraine during EuroCup, and are interested in learning more. It is still a hidden gem for travel.
Will keep youse guys posted on my adventures. And maybe I'll run into some of you there!