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Title: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: solipsistic on July 01, 2009, 12:55:22 PM
I can't believe there is no thread in this forum about Odessa for Ukraine cities whereas totally obscure ones figure in good place  :sick0012:. Have I overlooked something or what?
Title: odessa again
Post by: mendeleyev on July 01, 2009, 02:09:32 PM
Odessa (Ukrainian: Одеса; Russian: Одесса)


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Odessa is a city of great importance to the region and over the centuries has belong to countries and cultures other than Ukraine and Russia. It is known in various languages...Romanian: Odesa; Greek: Οδησσός; Yiddish: אדעס and is the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast (province) located in southern Ukraine. The city is a major seaport located on the shore of the Black Sea and the fourth largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1,029,000.


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Odessa was founded by Ottoman vassal, Khadjibey, the Khan of Crimea (Hacibey in modern Turkish spelling) (also known in English as Kocibey) in 1240 and named after him. It passed into the domain of the Ottoman sultân in 1529 and remained in Ottoman hands until the Ottoman Empire's defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1798. The Russians renamed the city Odessa in 1794. From 1819–1858 Odessa was a free port. During the Soviet period it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base. On January 1, 2000 the Quarantine Pier of Odessa trade sea port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a term of 25 years.


[attachimg=4] Ship passenger terminal with hotel.



[attachimg=5] "Potemkinskaya"


There are 192 of them, and built in 1837, Potemkin Steps are the best place to view the busy harbors and the bay. The famous monument to Duke de Richelieu overlooks steps of 142m length. Looking down from the top, the steps themselves become invisible, only the landings can be seen. On either side of the stairs there is a stone parapet and the two appear to run parallel.

This, however, is an optical illusion, because in reality the width of the stairs of the bottom flight is double that of the top flight. At the bottom of the steps is the city’s brand new passenger ship terminal and convention center.


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In the 19th century Odessa was the fourth largest city of Imperial Russia, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Warsaw. Its historical architecture has a style more Mediterranean than Russian, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles.



[attachimg=7] Atlantis statue.


Odessa is a warm water port, but militarily it is of limited value. Turkey's control of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus has enabled NATO to control water traffic between Odessa and the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Odessa hosts two important ports: Odessa itself and Yuzhny (also an internationally important oil terminal), situated in the city's suburbs. Another important port, Illichivs'k (or Ilyichyovsk), is located in the same oblast, to the south-west of Odessa.



[attachimg=8] Jewish war memorial.


The city became the home of a large Jewish community during the 19th century, and by 1897 Jews were estimated to comprise some 37% of the population. They were, however, repeatedly subjected to severe persecution. Pogroms were carried out in 1821, 1859, 1871, 1881, and 1905. Many Odessan Jews fled abroad, particularly to Palestine after 1882, and the city became an important base of support for Zionism.


[attachimg=9] The Colonade.



[attachimg=10] Birthday of the city.


Located 290 miles south of Kiev, Odessa is famed for its balmy climate which makes it a prime vacation spot for Ukrainians as well as a popular port of call for cruise ships plying the Black Sea. Locals and visitors alike crowd the beaches north of the city center, where thongs and Speedos are the norm - even for those who should know better. Beach-side cafes and discos are back to back with stands selling beer, ice cream and dried fish.

Title: odessa again
Post by: mendeleyev on July 01, 2009, 02:10:22 PM
[attachimg=1] Commercial port.



[attachimg=2] Sport stadium.


Deribasovskaya Street is the very heart of Odessa. What lends Deribasovskaya its unique character is magnificent architecture, crowds of people leisurely sitting on terraces of numerous cafes and restaurants, perfect cobblestones, no vehicle traffic and big shady linden trees. This special character has survived even through the Soviet times when conforming Soviet canons was highly recommended.

Deribasovskaya leads to the City Gardens with its fountain, old summerhouse and sculpture of lion and lioness. City Gardens were laid out shortly after the foundation of Odessa and were its first park. The Souvenir Market with a crowd of artists and craftsmen demonstrating their works is situated there. Prices are really low, and some items are gorgeous. Bargains are common. Don't miss it if you want to get originally Odessan souvenirs.



[attachimg=3] Monument to millions starved by Stalin.



[attachimg=4] "Mayak" means Lighthouse.



The cobblestone and tall acacia trees on Frantsuzsky Boulevard are most reminiscent of Old Odessa. This place was home to Odessa’s wealthy merchants in old days. Now the Boulevard is one of the most picturesque resort districts in Odessa. The cable car rides from the Boulevard down to the Lanzheron Beach. The steep hill parts the Frantsuzsky Boulevard from 3 beaches beneath. Paths and stairs lead downhill to the Sea through a green zone closed to vehicle traffic. It is a favorite sight for picnics.


[attachimg=5] Monument to unknown sailors.



[attachimg=6] Outdoor shopping.


Privoz is one of the biggest farmers' markets in the world and rivals those in Istanbul and Mexico City.



[attachimg=7] Odessa train station.
Title: odessa again
Post by: mendeleyev on July 01, 2009, 02:10:35 PM
Arcadia is the most developed beach in Odessa. It looks gorgeous in summer - plenty of flowers, shady trees, numerous restaurants and cafes with tidy sea view terraces. Being a little bit pricey, they are really good for drinks and snacks.
Besides swimming and sunbathing, you can rent paddleboats, rowboats and other sailing vehicles for moderate prices.

If you are taking kids, check out Tropicano Children World – probably, they would like it. There are several outdoor nightclubs by the beach in Arcadia.


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[attachimg=2] Panteleymonovsky Monastery



[attachimg=3] Saint Nicolai icon bell



[attachimg=4] Victory day!



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Title: odessa again
Post by: Leo512 on July 01, 2009, 02:13:55 PM
Here is my youtube movie i made of ODessa opera house

Title: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: mendeleyev on July 01, 2009, 02:33:04 PM
Leo, very nice.  :)



We have moved the discussion of Odessa and scammers to the scam room. Thanks.



Another video available on the Internet about Odessa   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EilQ94Q6ZEQ) is A Foreign Affair tour video.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Donhollio on July 02, 2009, 08:48:10 PM
                                                           ITIKA nightclub in Arkadia
 The many of clubs in Arkadia are open air with daytime views of the Black sea. Free enterprise reigns,and the clubs will go until dawn as long as the patrons are still drinking and dancing.
            
                    (http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm431/Donhollio/Odessa2006001.jpg)

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                                                                        Monument near 5th station

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                                                           One of the many beaches

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                                    More sulptures in the tourist area . In the background is a museum.


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Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: berettakid on June 07, 2011, 11:39:34 AM
Odessa June 2010
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Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Vinnvinny on February 02, 2012, 06:57:39 AM
For those looking for a cheap apartment in Odessa I have found this for only $28.63c a night.

http://www.dobovo.com/apartment-odessa-3-nekrasova-OD2853.en.html?in=2012-02-17&out=2012-02-20

As a bonus it comes with 5 beds '(2 +2 +1 = *snip* normal frog sofa, sofa-book + double bed)' and as we all know, *snip* normal frog sofa's and sofa-book's are hard to come by these days.  :reading:
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Chris on February 02, 2012, 07:22:34 AM
For those looking for a cheap apartment in Odessa I have found this for only $28.63c a night.

http://www.dobovo.com/apartment-odessa-3-nekrasova-OD2853.en.html?in=2012-02-17&out=2012-02-20

As a bonus it comes with 5 beds '(2 +2 +1 = *snip* normal frog sofa, sofa-book + double bed)' and as we all know, *snip* normal frog sofa's and sofa-book's are hard to come by these days.  :reading:

It looks just like one I rented many years ago in Russia, even down to the same furniture and the *snip* frog thingy  :laugh:
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Vinnvinny on February 02, 2012, 08:00:11 AM
It looks just like one I rented many years ago in Russia, even down to the same furniture and the *snip* frog thingy  :laugh:

Well I never, it's amazing what you can learn here. I always thought *snip* frog sofas were exclusive to Ukraine. :o
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: censu on July 21, 2012, 01:15:13 PM
I'm planning my first trip to Ukraine in September. I think 5 days in Odessa and 5 days in Kherson. Would appreciate tips/websites/#'s for apartments in both places. Main criteria is safety of my stuff when I'm not there, proximity to transportation (and airport in Odessa), WiFi (or just internet in general).

Best places to exchange money? Thoughts on using dollars? (make me a target maybe?)

Also suggestions on travel from Odessa to Kherson.

Lastly, places to see/visit and any decent agencies to start making contacts before I go.

Kevin, I'll be stopping in at KhersonGirls when I'm there. Your staff has always been very nice, helpful and professional. I almost feel like I know them.

Thanks

C

Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Larry on July 21, 2012, 01:28:35 PM
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I'm planning my first trip to Ukraine in September. I think 5 days in Odessa and 5 days in Kherson. Would appreciate tips/websites/#'s for apartments in both places.

I had good luck with these people getting a great apartment in Odessa at high season:

http://ukrainetour.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=170

HounddaddyLee recommended them.  They seem to rent in other cities as well. Olga (Maslova?) provided amazing service.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: mendeleyev on July 21, 2012, 02:47:08 PM
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Best places to exchange money? Thoughts on using dollars? (make me a target maybe?)

In general you'll find Ukraine to be more modern than Uzbekistan, including in banking and ATM conveniences. You won't be able to pay for much in dollars so best to use and ATM and have it spit out the local currency. As usual, alert your bank prior to the trip and carry some extra cash for exchange at a bank when your bank screws up and forgets that you already alerted them about traveling.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: censu on July 21, 2012, 02:53:10 PM
Yeah I learned the hard way with my bank a few years back, going to that little known country Canada! Ever since then I do exactly as you suggest, put them on alert and take cash.

I also have about $200 of Rubles from Moscow in 2010, should I leave those here or take with?

Thanks
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: sashathecat on July 21, 2012, 04:15:55 PM
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I also have about $200 of Rubles from Moscow in 2010, should I leave those here or take with?


You can exchange rubles in Odessa. Couple more pics.

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Itaka from the Sea

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Arcadia at sunrise




Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: sashathecat on July 21, 2012, 04:22:53 PM
And a link to the famous one walled building so you can figure out the optical illusion.

http://www.360cities.net/image/one-wall-building#23.75,-28.85,70.0
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: censu on July 21, 2012, 04:54:03 PM
That is really cool. Is that in Odessa? I love photography and would love to get some pics of that myself.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: mendeleyev on July 21, 2012, 05:29:33 PM
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I also have about $200 of Rubles from Moscow in 2010, should I leave those here or take with?

Good question. If you think that you'll never get back inside Russia, either keep as souvenirs or take them along to exchange. The exchange rate in Ukraine should be better than an American bank. If you plan on visiting Russia again, you might consider holding onto them as a way to have a bit of local currency upon landing.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: sashathecat on July 21, 2012, 05:43:23 PM
That is really cool. Is that in Odessa? I love photography and would love to get some pics of that myself.

Yea, all pics from Odessa. One walled building is close to the port and the Potemkin Stairs if I recall correctly.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: mendeleyev on July 21, 2012, 07:13:07 PM
Sasha, nice photos!
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: JayH on July 21, 2012, 08:00:08 PM
I'm planning my first trip to Ukraine in September. I think 5 days in Odessa and 5 days in Kherson. Would appreciate tips/websites/#'s for apartments in both places. Main criteria is safety of my stuff when I'm not there, proximity to transportation (and airport in Odessa), WiFi (or just internet in general).

Best places to exchange money? Thoughts on using dollars? (make me a target maybe?)

Also suggestions on travel from Odessa to Kherson.

Lastly, places to see/visit and any decent agencies to start making contacts before I go.

Kevin, I'll be stopping in at KhersonGirls when I'm there. Your staff has always been very nice, helpful and professional. I almost feel like I know them.

Thanks

C
Odessa is big city and bustling.Kherson is nice city and at a much slower pace.
There is thread here somewhere on travel between the two .Taxi is not cheap. bus is-- but more difficult.  Your credit cards should work and you will find accepted at many places.Banks everywhere will exchange USD and Eu( & Rubles)  anytime.Other currencies can be a pia to exchange and will be at limited number of places.
Check with your bank if you can draw cash-- it is easy for me to do this with various cards but I have noted on forum that different issuing banks in different countries  each have their own policy on this.
As Mende said--Ukraine is quite civilised!! but all the normal security issues arise. If you can avoid looking like a tourist as much as possible that helps !
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: NS1 on July 22, 2012, 05:34:07 AM
I have a picture of that wall, actually two. Very cool move 2 feet and it changes.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: HoundDaddyLee on August 12, 2012, 04:59:06 PM
I'm planning my first trip to Ukraine in September. I think 5 days in Odessa and 5 days in Kherson. Would appreciate tips/websites/#'s for apartments in both places. Main criteria is safety of my stuff when I'm not there, proximity to transportation (and airport in Odessa), WiFi (or just internet in general).

Best places to exchange money? Thoughts on using dollars? (make me a target maybe?)

Also suggestions on travel from Odessa to Kherson.

Lastly, places to see/visit and any decent agencies to start making contacts before I go.

Kevin, I'll be stopping in at KhersonGirls when I'm there. Your staff has always been very nice, helpful and professional. I almost feel like I know them.

Thanks

C
Odessa is big city and bustling.Kherson is nice city and at a much slower pace.
There is thread here somewhere on travel between the two .Taxi is not cheap. bus is-- but more difficult.  Your credit cards should work and you will find accepted at many places.Banks everywhere will exchange USD and Eu( & Rubles)  anytime.Other currencies can be a pia to exchange and will be at limited number of places.
Check with your bank if you can draw cash-- it is easy for me to do this with various cards but I have noted on forum that different issuing banks in different countries  each have their own policy on this.
As Mende said--Ukraine is quite civilised!! but all the normal security issues arise. If you can avoid looking like a tourist as much as possible that helps !

If you have HSBC as your bank, you cannot use your ATM card anywhere in Ukraine. I found this out last March. I have since changed banks because of this. But you need to let your bank know you will be traveling, including any cities you are flying through in case you need to get local cash.

Hope you have a great trip. I will be there in late September (Odessa and Nikolaev).

Lee
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Larry on October 16, 2012, 09:20:41 AM
Here is one of a number of interesting photos of Odessa.  They were made by taking a photograph taken during the war and one taken now, of the same place, then merging the two.  It provides an interesting juxtaposition of the city in 1944 and 2012:

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Lots more at this link:

http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/15/when-two-epochs-are-connected/#more-112070
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס - Catacombs
Post by: sashathecat on July 03, 2014, 07:02:58 PM
Odessa is home to the largest catacomb network in the world. It has multiple levels and extends beyond the reaches of the city. The entire length runs over 2500 known kilometers and much of it remains unexplored in recent times. People have been lost while wandering in the expansive maze of corridors only to be found years later. Some of the tunnels are so large that cars can be driven down the halls as you can see in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/v/8W1XpCy-mcc

The catacombs are believed to have origins dating back to the 1600's but most of the excavation was accomplished in the 1800's while quarrying limestone to build the city above. During World War II groups of people escaped the Nazi control of the city and lived underground for over a year while carrying out clandestine attacks from below. After the wars end they were used for smuggling and criminal activities.

(http://exploreua.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/92.jpg)

When the opera house was remodeled they poured molten glass into the catacombs beneath it for fear that the weight of the building may cause the cavern to collapse.

Has anyone been?
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס - Transfiguration Cathedral
Post by: sashathecat on July 03, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
The largest Christian Orthodox temple in Odessa is the Transfiguration Cathedral in Sobornaya Square. This is where the remains of Prince Vorontsov and his wife are kept. The location where it lies was consecrated in 1794 when the city of Odessa was founded and the building founded the following year. The bell tower was added in 1837.  It was renovated in 1903 making it one of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals in Russia, holding over 9,000 people. It was subsequently destroyed by the Communists in 1936. The entire building was looted and taken apart for use elsewhere . At one point the Bolsheviks planned on installing toilets over the exact spot where the primary altar was located.

After the fall of the Soviet Union the foundation was excavated and the construction of the new Cathedral was started in 2000 made possible fully with donations and private funding. The bells of the Cathedral were made in Greece and donated and to this day is the largest set of bells in Ukraine numbering twenty three. I can personally attest to their capabilities having stayed at an apartment on the second floor directly looking at the bell tower.

Sobornaya Square itself is in the center of the downtown area and usually has vendors selling paintings and other odds and ends. There are several flower shops nearby where you can pick up a bouquet for your zhena while taking a stroll.

Another forum member has stayed right across the street from this Cathedral as well.

(http://www.odessaguide.net/photos/aerial_cathedral02.jpg)

Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: mhr7 on July 03, 2014, 08:17:18 PM
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Another forum member has stayed right across the street from this Cathedral as well.
I doubt you're referring to me but I've stayed across from the Cathedral on 3 different occasions myself. I'ts one of my favorite locations in one of my favorite cities.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: sashathecat on July 03, 2014, 08:38:29 PM
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Another forum member has stayed right across the street from this Cathedral as well.
I doubt you're referring to me but I've stayed across from the Cathedral on 3 different occasions myself. I'ts one of my favorite locations in one of my favorite cities.

Nice, that makes yet another member who has stayed right there. I agree that it is a great location. That and French Blvd are my favorite areas of the city. The only downside for me was the bells sound carrying through the open window after a night on the town.   ;D
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: sashathecat on July 03, 2014, 08:52:52 PM
Here is what the Cathedral looked like in the early 1900's before it was demolished during the war.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Vue_de_Odessa_La_Cathedrale.JPG)
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Annushka on July 03, 2014, 09:04:44 PM
I studied in absentia in Odessa. In the past, there were only 2 in the USSR Hydrometeorological Institute. Leningrad and Odessa. Now the status of "Ecological University". This 2 incubator for the USSR and abroad. My choice fell on Odessa. 6 years of study, each year 40 days on the Black Sea. I combine pleasure and study.


And, of course, part of my heart belongs to Odessa.
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Annushka on July 03, 2014, 09:30:26 PM
Old housing OGMI was in the center of Odessa, Kirov Street.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CbgKZedikZM/Tu6t7jsYD7I/AAAAAAAABMo/jsQ4shALfU4/w496-h225-no/%25D0%259E%25D0%25B4%25D0%25B5%25D1%2581%25D1%2581%25D0%25B01.jpg)

Here our course in the specialty "Meteorology" had practical exercises.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_r-MGQ-2ic8/Tu6t_vkclYI/AAAAAAAABM4/GwbX_p3RGnk/w720-h432-no/%25D0%259E%25D0%25B4%25D0%25B5%25D1%2581%25D1%2581%25D0%25B05.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2lcdpqu-AT0/Tu6t8q_TLjI/AAAAAAAABMs/eDtgAmsJivw/w496-h543-no/%25D0%259E%25D0%25B4%25D0%25B5%25D1%2581%25D1%2581%25D0%25B02.jpg)

Later built a new building on the 13 station "Big Fountain". And we rented accommodation at 1 ruble on the Black Sea coast.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TC5kMcS1GBg/Tu6t-j6R-YI/AAAAAAAAO-A/hf_H6lKB-Jg/w704-h432-no/%25D0%259E%25D0%25B4%25D0%25B5%25D1%2581%25D1%2581%25D0%25B04.jpg)

(http://ia116.mycdn.me/image?id=490571474102&bid=490571474102&t=0&plc=WEB&tkn=ltHJrv9wsmO3hT7UG4b_sCEKY2I)

Hence, I was invited after the 4th year in the prewar Grozny.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H9UoS7A2uH8/Tu6v4erCGII/AAAAAAAAO5c/TnlgakpcrBE/w1038-h419-no/%25D0%25BF%25D1%2580%25D0%25BE%25D0%25BF%25D1%2583%25D1%2581%25D0%25BA+%25D0%25B3%25D1%2580%25D0%25BE%25D0%25B7%25D0%25BD%25D1%258B%25D0%25B91.jpg)
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: Annushka on July 03, 2014, 09:36:54 PM
Also noteworthy in the world famous Odessa, I want to add. This patriarchal Holy Dormition Monastery Odessa.

(http://eparhiya.od.ua/upload/IMG_0210.jpg)

(http://eparhiya.od.ua/upload/_73O1135(2).jpg)

(http://eparhiya.od.ua/upload/_73O8878(2).jpg)

Please, follow the link. More photos:

http://eparhiya.od.ua/pravyaschiy-arhierey/fotogalereya-/1619-svyato-uspenskiy-patriarshiy-odesskiy--mujskoy-monastyir (http://eparhiya.od.ua/pravyaschiy-arhierey/fotogalereya-/1619-svyato-uspenskiy-patriarshiy-odesskiy--mujskoy-monastyir)
Title: Re: Odessa - Одеса - Одесса - Odesa - Οδησσός - אדעס
Post by: JayH on July 04, 2014, 06:47:40 AM
For those still considering a visit to Odessa I have a couple of pieces of advice.
I have been here in Odessa ( I am there as I write this)  on 5/6 occasions previously but have not been a sightseeing tourist!! I am now looking at the historic attractions and there is a lot to see here-- so allow yourself some time to do that--it is not a 5 minute drive by!!
Allow time to see the history here.

ps   I am not  on the Crimea because Putin has stuffed the place!!
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Post by: sashathecat on July 04, 2014, 09:16:40 AM
Thanks for adding all the great info on Odessa Annushka!
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Post by: Annushka on July 05, 2014, 10:11:08 AM
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Thanks for adding all the great info on Odessa Annushka!

Thanks, sashathecat.  tiphat
Before I could finish my story about Odessa. A pleasant surprise for Grandma: Grandchildren brought from Siberia. To me life was not honey! :party0031:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BryvBQ1IgAALyMd.jpg:large)
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Post by: Annushka on July 05, 2014, 10:20:42 AM
I also want to draw your attention a little bit on the "Mud baths Kuyalnik." Emphasis: "Treatment of infertility in men and women."

(http://snp.crimea.ua/sites/default/files/images/object/korpus5_01.jpg)

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http://www.kuyalnik.com.ua/ (http://www.kuyalnik.com.ua/)
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Post by: Annushka on July 05, 2014, 10:33:01 AM
One of the main attractions of Odessa - Odessa humor unique. Can not see it, but get pleasure from reading can be. ;D


About the features of the Odessa dialect known all around the world. Odessa funny phrases and expressions known even by those who never ever happen in Odessa. Many funny phrases and expressions Odessa steel cruise. Odessans carefully keep their culture life, betraying generations famous funny expressions and phrases Odessa. Sometimes it seems that the Odessites completely different kind of thinking.

http://odesskiy.com/ (http://odesskiy.com/)

Щоб вы так жили, как прибедняетесь! ;D
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Post by: JayH on July 05, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
I  would add my thanks to all contributors to the thread--  learning and seeing is great-- so thanks to all.
A couple of points --  plan on doing a lot of walking !! It would also pay to learn how to use the bus system--it will save some of the longer treks.  I actually have a car--but it has spent most of the time parked  at hotel  and hardly used for trip in city itself.
On currency exchange-- the banks offer a lower rate than money changers who are often in bars,other establishments with a secure booth-- usually have a sign on the street advertising rate of exchange for USD an EU--so no need to be exchanging huge amounts in advance.

Odessa is definately a sophisticated world city-- I think of Paris/Nice/Marseille as distinct from Nairoba  !!
City is very clean--no street litter. I watched people go out of their way to pick up errant paper and find a bin for it. Given the huge number of people on the streets currently--that is a minor miracle in itself. I might add-- I don't recall street litter in other cities.

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Post by: sashathecat on July 05, 2014, 12:04:06 PM
One of the main attractions of Odessa - Odessa humor unique. Can not see it, but get pleasure from reading can be. ;D

About the features of the Odessa dialect known all around the world. Odessa funny phrases and expressions known even by those who never ever happen in Odessa. Many funny phrases and expressions Odessa steel cruise. Odessans carefully keep their culture life, betraying generations famous funny expressions and phrases Odessa. Sometimes it seems that the Odessites completely different kind of thinking.

Yes, I am told the dialect and humorous expressions in Odessa are unique to the city. Once a year there is a festival to celebrate  Odessa's unique humor. The Yumorina comedy festival falls on April 1st or Fools Day every year and the streets overflow with acts, comedians, and a carnival like atmosphere.

PS - congrats on your Siberian gifts Annushka  :)
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Post by: sashathecat on July 05, 2014, 12:16:21 PM
I also want to draw your attention a little bit on the "Mud baths Kuyalnik." Emphasis: "Treatment of infertility in men and women."

Although I have not yet been to Kuyalnik my wife and her parents would often go visit. From what I have read it is an estuary located outside Odessa with a high salinity. The salts and minerals found in the mud are said to have therapeutic properties like you mention.

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Title: Souvenir merchants in Odessa
Post by: sashathecat on July 05, 2014, 12:46:12 PM
The Souvenir Market with a crowd of artists and craftsmen demonstrating their works is situated there. Prices are really low, and some items are gorgeous. Bargains are common. Don't miss it if you want to get originally Odessan souvenirs.

The merchants selling souvenirs have been moved from the gardens to Sobornaya Square where the cathedral is situated.
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Post by: Annushka on July 09, 2014, 11:25:33 AM
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PS - congrats on your Siberian gifts Annushka 


Sashathecat, thanks! :thumbsup:
 In Volgograd, summer is in full swing. Meet guests and enjoy life. I do not always use the Internet.  tiphat
A little more about Odessa (yesterday corresponded with a classmate of Ukraine, memories).
This Marine, marble baths 10 station of Big Fountain. I recommend to visit with the family! :thumbsup:

http://odessa-life.od.ua/article/3059-legendy-odessy-vanna-mylo-i-voda-nashi-lipshie-druzya (http://odessa-life.od.ua/article/3059-legendy-odessy-vanna-mylo-i-voda-nashi-lipshie-druzya)

Enjoy your summer vacation!  :)

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Post by: JayH on September 01, 2014, 07:54:10 AM
The most wonderful day in Odessa today(0nly 5pm and much more to come). September 1st is the day school commences ( see Mende's threads for details--they are exceptional)  and the city is full of school age children,parents,grandparents and many parades and ceremonies taking place. The children are generally immaculately presented with many in traditional costumes .Of note-their mothers and grandmothers presentation also remarkable.I have attended school on this day twice previously(not in Odessa) and marvelled at the presentation-- but the scale here in Odessa is amazing to see. What a joyous happy celebration it is.
It is a great time to be in Odessa this week as it is the 220th celebration taking place with so much happening.

http://www.odessa.ua/en/announce/61925/

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Post by: stevart on April 02, 2018, 04:34:18 AM
I live in Odessa) :party0031: