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Potemkin Steps

Potemkin steps
 
Built in 1837, the Potemkin Steps are the best place to view the busy harbor and the bay. The Steps with the monument to Duke de Richelieu on the top are one of the beautiful and the most referred in writing symbols of Odessa. There were few writers who visited Odessa and refrained from writing about the stairs, so prominent and captivating they have always been.
Looking down from the top, the steps themselves become invisible, only the landings can be seen. On each 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.
There is the city’s passenger ship terminal at the bottom of the steps.
 
 
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Just wanted to thank you for helping me in making my journey to the
Ukraine reality. My air-ticket was waiting for me at hotel George in Lvov. I just came back last night from my trip and it will take time to process all my impressions. As planned I visited Dnipropetrovsk, Charkiv and Kiev. They were all interesting in their own way, but Kiev is a real pearl.
In the summer it must be even more beautiful. I practiced my poor Russian and learned even better to read cyrillic letters. Not many people speak English or German, which for me personally is good, because I'm forced to make myself understood, trying to speak Russian. Travelling in winter is sometimes hard; dark, cold weather with freezing fingers and toes. Every season has it's charm and I enjoyed my stay very much. If you make an effort, people are very kind and helpful. I look forward to going again.
Again, thank you for making it possible.
Good health to all of you and the best in year 2004!

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