Monday, December 10, 2012

Around Town

This is likely my last night in Bella's orphanage city, Krivoy Rog.  Tomorrow I hope to be able to take her out of the orphanage and complete the final steps necessary to board the plane and fly home in just a couple of days!  These are random photos I took of places and things that I want to remember about the area.  Most were taken with my iPhone, so they aren't very good quality, but you get the idea :)

The cathedral right across the street from the orphanage.  Beautiful and sad at the same time.

View from our first apartment on the ninth floor.

One of the many playgrounds Bou liked.  Most of them have been neglected and are in disrepair since the fall of the Soviet Union.  

At the open air market - they sell everything from snowsuits to cleaning supplies to fresh produce here.

Now these are fresh carrots - straight out of the ground and still covered in dirt!

More beautiful produce at the outdoor market.

Remember when I said the open air market sells everything?  Yep, even furry, boob-shaped pillows - I just couldn't resist!

Celantano's Restaurant, where we went to get internet access for the first 10 days we were here.

These cars are still very common here.

Krivoy Rog is not a particularly pretty town, at least not in the winter!  There's something that looks like an outdoor living room in this common area, complete with a fake light hanging from the tree.
One of my favorite meals here - a baked potato with melted cheese and crab meat.

Stray dogs are everywhere in Ukraine.  Saw these buddies together every time I went to the outdoor market.
And stray cats too.

Shopping at the underground stalls beneath one of the roundabouts.
A really nice restaurant that my facilitator took me to - we celebrated after passing court!

Driving to the orphanage.


  1. The boob pillow made me laugh!!!

  2. How will you transport her in a lying down position? Is she very small? I'm saying prayers for you and Bella and Bou.