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Sunday, October 16, 2011

VINTAGE UKRAINE

Do we think of these rocks as vintage? We were in western Ukraine for a prayer retreat this past week led by my husband Jeff. We visited this lovely waterfall as one of our mini-excursions. The area is called the Carpathian Mountains, but I would liken them to foothills of say Arkansas. They are tall enough to ski, but not like the Rocky Mountains. It was beautiful with fall leaves of yellow, orange and even some red. We also got to experience our first snow storm of the season as we left the mountains on Saturday.




Vintage view looking down into a country village from a hilltop.



What a relic this was. The Ukrainians think nothing of this old motorcycle, but I thought it was so cool with it's sidecar revamped for hauling. The Ukrainians are the most practical and innovative people. I am often amazed.



This old bridge was rich with beautiful grain in the heavy boards and rusty framework.

12 comments:

Laurie Jefferies said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My oldest is studying Ukraine this year as part of Social Studies - he'll love to see these pictures!

ArtLover said...

you make me want to visit it someday ^^

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Laurie Jefferies said...

I'm following you now! Thanks for the link ideas for resources on Ukraine. You will love your Cricut when you get it - what a blessing for you!

Faye said...

Beautiful scenes, Coleen. It's my sisters who live in AR as did my parents when they were living. I have lived in VA for 40 years. This looks like the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Snow already!!! Yikes!

Karen said...

I love the pictures you have taken here. I always enjoy looking at old bridge photos.

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Pattie said...

That waterfall is gorgeous! I have always heard friend talking about church retreats and have always wanted to go on one, maybe I will be able to in the future :)

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amber renee said...

Hmm I never thought about rocks and outside scenes being vintage but they definitely are! Thanks so much for the photos, they're lovely. How much do you love exploring? So fun!

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Iggygirl said...

Beautiful Photos, I would love to go exploring there!

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Treehugger_31 said...

Love the view!

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful scenery. It sounds like you left the mountains at the right time.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful scenes! Patsy from
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Pam said...

Such cool photos! These look like really special places.
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