|the diarame building- looks Turkish or Tatar maybe?|
|beach on the Danube in Ismail (no dogs allowed)|
We saw a bit more of Ismail while leaving on Sunday morning, we found a diarama with a tour bus group there, so we checked it out. It seemed to commemorate a battle from the 18th century.
Ismail and Reni are both port cities on the Danube river, although Reni, once a very busy port is now mostly shuttered, and the city/town has suffered with businesses closing and people out of work.
We were driving a pretty nice highway, at first through the swamps and reeds with people parked and fishing as we got onto the main highway between the two ports, although later there was farmland and old collective buildings (and some not as new sections of highway with some big potholes). There are a few villages off the road, too. Reni is under the country of Moldova with the the lovely mountains of Romania on the other side of the Danube.
|Garry and Agneta going into the foster House|
They toured us around to see some of the nearby villages and the border crossings and the river, Garry even got his feet wet...
All the children from the house brought bouquets for their teachers, just like the one on the table in the photo I took in the kitchen. I wish I had taken one of everyone eating dinner together, the row of preschool little boys that are 4 to 6 years old (and one girl) were so cute, that Garry was ready to take some home I think.
|Children in Ukraine wear really fancy black and white outfits on the first day of school. even in the villages|
|Cows grazing on the banks of the Danube river|
|and geese too|
|The street near the house|
|peeking at Romania|
|Ukrainian irrigation canal off the Danube|