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Offline Gonzo859

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Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« on: September 28, 2011, 08:10:09 PM »
Guess I will start posting the pictures that I took during my trip to Odessa and Nikolaev.  There are many so will

ila_rendered  The view from my apartment in Odessa - Odessa Opera House
ila_rendered  First full day in Odessa, rained during the night. - Odessa Opera House
ila_rendered Fountain to the side of the Opera House
ila_rendered Statues at top of Opera House
ila_rendered Goofy self portrait with the Opera House fountain
ila_rendered Archeologic Museum, by the Opera House
ila_rendered Archeologic dig...you guessed it, down by the Opera House.

I actually did get further away from the apartment than the Opera House....really!
More pictures to come
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 08:19:17 PM »
ila_rendered Side view of the Opera House.

Would have taken some front views but it was wedding central....the wedding parties were lined up down the street for Opera House Pictures.

ila_rendered Odessa City Government Building
ila_rendered Walk way between City Government Building and Potemkin Stairs
ila_rendered Another of the walk way....one of the wedding parties stopping for a smoke break
ila_rendered Plaza at the top of Potemkin Stairs
ila_rendered This guy would put a hawk on your arm for a photo op....and a small fee, usually asked for after the picture.
ila_rendered Guess there was a Ren Faire in town....actually, just another photo op and fee.
ila_rendered Obligatory picture of the Odessa Hotel and Harbor....where the cruise ships dock.
ila_rendered Statue of Catherine the Great
ila_rendered AWeb advertisement.
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 08:29:02 PM »
Last group for the night....

ila_rendered Just a building rehab being done....Like the architecture.
ila_rendered Acadia Beach, by Itaka.  AWeb was having a mixer there at the time I was there.
Will include it in my upcoming TR.
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ila_rendered  Just some more random beach pics...
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ila_rendered  Saw horses on streets a few times during my brief stay in Odessa...
ila_rendered A theater in Odessa
ila_rendered  I'm Lovin' It
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....


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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 03:27:09 AM »
Very nice pictures, Gonzo859.

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 12:28:39 PM »
The walkway near the govt. bldg is called Primorsky Blvd. I remeber spending many days walking up and down those streets. Nice pics. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 01:27:41 PM »
Nice photos.  I'm sure they make all of us who have visited Odessa nostalgic for the city.  Can't wait to read the TR.

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 06:46:52 PM »
Thanks for look and comments!  Here are some random street shots during riding through Odessa...
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Some additional walking around pictures....
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ila_rendered One of the internal "plaza's" in an apartment building
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 06:57:30 PM »
ila_rendered On the road to Nikolaev
ila_rendered St. Nikolaev Church / Memorial
ila_rendered One of the many church's near my apartment in Nikolaev
ila_rendered One of the electric street cars
ila_rendered Art work on one the government buildings by Lenin Square
ila_rendered Statue at the entrance to the Zoo
ila_rendered City Government Building - Nikolaev
ila_rendered City park by my apartment, it amazed me that the park benches were all being used
by REAL people.
ila_rendered Church by City Centre
ila_rendered Typical apartment buildings in City Centre
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 07:07:27 PM »
ila_rendered Lenin statue
ila_rendered A statue in City Centre...the do like their statues and monuments!
ila_rendered Main street walkway, after the one rain during my stay in Nikolaev (30 minutes)
ila_rendered So my new friend Boris, from Australia, and his friend Yuliya had a few drinks
at the Veranda Cafe...nice place, good food!
ila_rendered And it is a "custom" to eat when you drink....munchies!
ila_rendered Boris had Yuliya, this was my "date"
ila_rendered Lenin Square and goverment building
ila_rendered Statue in honor of those lost in WWII
ila_rendered Eternal Flame....
ila_rendered Honor Guard ceremony at the Eternal Flame memorial
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 07:17:49 PM »
ila_rendered Typical intersection away from the city centre...no wonder the drivers are CRAZY :rolleye0009:
ila_rendered Just thought it was interesting to see Dixie BBQ in Ukraine...
ila_rendered And yes, AWeb was advertising here too
ila_rendered The Borsch and salad meal that my lady friend cooked for me.  Delicious!
ila_rendered Cooking it up in my little kitchen
ila_rendered And then bowling....
ila_rendered more bowling...
ila_renderedOdessa International Airport
ila_rendered The Green and Red Lines, though they had all of us go through the Red Line
ila_rendered Line 'em up, move them out!

Well, I have plenty more but think this pretty sums up my trip in pictorial form.  Hope you like them!
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 08:06:15 PM »
  Thanks for the trip Gonzo. I'll get back there one day.  :nod:

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 08:11:50 PM »
Thanks Donhollio!  ;D     Never did find your friends English school.   Oh well, planning a trip back in May  :plane:  so I get another chance.
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 11:24:24 PM »
  I have forgotten the name of the street he has moved to, but it's just off Deribaskova. English for Everyone is the name of the school. Or was that for Everybody???  :'(

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Re: Trip to Odessa and Nikolaev, September, 2011
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 08:07:14 PM »
If you figure it out, let me know  ;D

Hope to be heading back in May.  Perhaps back to Odessa, perhaps up north.
Gosh I love translation software... from a website I saw this:
" In sex I like: green inflatable boat, a sort of dog, big bra, bread and a thermos"  at least I hope it was the software....


 

 

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