Schevchenko, Lviv, and the Glory of Ukraine

During the course of the stupendous weekend in Lviv, Ukraine to celebrate the birthday of Frederik Cyrus Roeder, which he hosted with the lovely Maria Semykoz, we embarked on a historical tour of the downtown. For one hour, over 60 curious humans representing a plethora of national flags sauntered at will, between narrow alleys, and over snow-trapped cobblestones. We uncovered the history of the city called Lviv, formerly Lemberg, Lwów, and Leopolis. We mourned, we laughed, we pondered, we celebrated, but we only scratched at the surface of a great metropolitan history. A history as rich as the culture of […]