I went for an extended walk around the center of town this evening. I left my apartment a little before 8 and stopped off in the park (which is 3 minutes away) to take some pics.
First off, I took some photos of the Millenium Restaurant (that is in a shape of a pyramid). Next was the playground where lots of kids were enjoying the slightly cooler temps. As I walked through the park, it was full of people enjoying the evening. Lots of young people were talking and laughing, some dressed as if they were heading to the disco or a night out on the town.
I walked down to Artyoma Street and took more pics. Not all the street and building lights were on, so I wasn’t able to get lots of the buildings I wanted to, but still able to get some good shots.
I walked around the Main Square where Lenin’s monument still proudly stands. I was actually looking for a Ukrainian buffet restaurant that is supposed to be in the center and still haven’t found it. I need some inexpensive places for the team that will be here next week.
Eventually, I headed back to Pushkina park, took a few more photos and then headed to the apartment. It was great to get out and pray and walk around. I really like the location of my apartment. Is it noisy? Of course it is a little. Just as I was writing, a motorcycle revved up its motor and drove down the street near my apartment.
The city seems full of life.