Monument to great Ukrainian thinker and poet Ivan Franko unveiled in Odesa [Ukraine]
Known Ukrainian poet Dmytro Pavlychko made a speech, having noted that it is the first full height monument to the great writer ever erected in the south east of Ukraine. [...]
Yes, another monument. And his house is a museum but no one visits
As a part of the Annual Ivan Franko Memorial Days in Lviv the day of Sunday, 30 May 2004, was set as the Open Doors' Day in Lviv Museum of Ivan Franko. It is not a mistake, just a reminder. Everyone could come to see for free the interior of the last shelter of a great person where Ivan Franko spent the last 14 years, probably, the most difficult years of his life. Here he slipped away at 4 pm on 28 May 1916 having no one of his big family at his side.
You see, everyone could come, but there were only THREE visitors this day. The first one was a reporter from Lviv "Vysoky Zamok" newspaper who was obliged to write an article. The second one was a little bit strange person who dropped in by chance - he actually was on his way home from a church - oh, yes, it was the day of Trinity holiday, one of the most important religious holidays of Ukrainian Christians. The thirds and virtually last (it was almost closed) where us... Couple of days later I asked myself: how many visitors come to the Museum on usual days?...
I wonder if his poetry is any good? I don't see much of interest in translation
, but maybe the translation is to blame.