Mar 4, 2011

A little more history

I've gotten a little side-tracked in recapping my trip to Ukraine but I have a couple more posts in store for you that involve sights too good not to share! 

Again, the history in other countries is what really draws me in. While sightseeing, we visited the tomb of the unknown sailor. There's an eternal fire lit, and guards are there around the clock - the sailor is unknown, but never alone.
We then moved onto the Opera House - the pictures really don't do it justice. It was gorgeous. And it was the second one in the world that was built! (The one in Sydney was first).
(I can only imagine what it looks like at night all lit up!)

Oh, and can we just talk about how cool this is? When they're building or fixing a structure they drape a canvas over it to show you what it will look like when complete. (I wish they would do that around here - it would make passing construction on the interstate a lot prettier!)
In front of the Black Sea

Are you sick of my love for history yet? Don't you want to see a play in that Opera House? And do you wish construction looked like that where you live?


Happy Friday!

7 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is a cool concept for covering up construction!

I'll never get sick of your posts - esp ones about the history of other countries. The older I get, the more interested I am in history.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

What a beautiful opera house. I love history so this is fascinating to me.

Nora said...

I love that you got to be by the Black Sea! And the unknown soldier; totally gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing, and no, I love history/political science stuff so you're totally not boring to me :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I just LOVE European buildings. I could seriously stare at them FOREVER. The architecture is so gorgeous and amazing!

jen said...

thank you for sharing! i LOVE all things old/historical/over there!!!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Wow that is such a cool idea for construction- I definitely wish we could do that around here. I was just thinking how the one good thing about winter is that there is not construction everywhere!

I love visiting historical places so I think this is really awesome.

Stephany said...

I love the concept of covering up building with what they will someday look like! That's such a neat idea and definitely something they need to do over here! :)

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