Mariupol is a great city of contrast. I love the beauty of the city and I can also see the environmental concerns of the city. There is so much beauty and history. I am fascinated by the new and vibrant aspects of the city and I am also reminded of her history. The Ukrainians that I meet look to the future. They also embrace their culture and heritage. Take a journey with me through the different aspects of Mariupol.
The first picture is a typical apartment building in Mariupol. The people have made their apartments very beautiful and warm. I have visited great people in these apartments.
Lenin seems to always present, but is not a part of everyday life in Ukraine. Interesting contrast.
The Aziov Sea is beautiful. The picture is of my host teacher Andrew and his daughter Vickie.