Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Zamovka Hill, Ukraine

Direct Swap, Sender: Lidiya
Sent: 29 November 2011 from Luhansk, Ukraine
Received: 20 December 2011, Traveled 8,187 km in 21 days

The settlement at the foot of Zamovka Hill that started in mid-5th century is now what we call L'viv. Nourished by Poltava River, it developed as an organized and well-fortified town. Throughout the time, it witnessed intense religious rivalry between Jewish and Catholics, siege of Ottomans, and the revolutionary year of 1848. It became Poland's then returned to Ukraine after Worl War II.

In the postcard is the Rynok Square, surrounded by fine houses in Rennaisance, Baroque, and Empire style in preserved medieval layouts. 

L'viv at the foot of Zamovka Hill was listed as a UNESCO site in 1998.



  1. Let's hope that this lovely square remains in the Ukraine, not in Russian hands.

  2. I love the image on the postcard. There's something kind of haunting about it.

  3. I finally found your blog as you enter your last post on the A to Z Challenge - what an apt postcard to end on as Ukraine is in everyone's thoughts at the moment. I look forward to reading all your other A to Z posts in the coming days of rest.

  4. We finished the challenge, yaay!!

  5. Hi Maria .. I agree with Natalie .. let's hope this UNESCO site remains unscathed ... Ukraine is in a very difficult situation at the moment ...

    Congratulations on finishing with Zamovka Hill ... cheers Hilary

  6. Hi Maria, Very nice work on the A to Z challenge. I'm looking forward to your next post. Will you do another series? Sure enjoy your blog. John

  7. Hello, my dear! We have missed you so much. How are you doing? I have been thinking of the Ukraine so much these days--those dear people weigh heavily on my heart. I hope this note finds you well, sweet lady.

  8. I wrote a blog about the Ukraine. My heart goes out to that country that has endured so much. Welcome back to blog land! Thank you for visiting my blog.

  9. Hi Maria, Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog yesterday! Great to see you are back to blogging! Believe me, I do know how important it is to sometimes take a break. Wishing you a fine week ahead! John


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