Virtual walk along Odessa: Part 2
Next you'll be greeted by Pushkin, the poet himself in full growth, or rather his statue with a cane behind his back. Cane repeatedly "disappeared" from the great poet, but the last time she was carefully welded to the monument at five points. The monument to AS Pushkin was built in front of the Literary and Memorial Museum.
Ahead of Pushkin Street, at the intersection with Grecheskaya Street, awaits another architectural masterpiece of Odessa, the museum building of western and eastern art. Just last year, the building was in disrepair and required a complete restoration which was made in 2009-2010, though in debt. This is important for Odessa because the restoration of the museum has made the architectural appearance of the city even more attractive. Have a look at photos of the museum before and after restoration in the photo gallery, of this article, and see for yourself.
Next we proceed down Grecheskaya Street (most popular hotel near Grecheskaya str- Frapolli and Ayvazovskiy) to the Greek Hellenic area. After a complete renovation in 2005, it was made much more beautiful and comfortable. Instead of a broken laid out asphalt pavement, they placed benches and 2 open fountains. And the most visited destination is still the 6-story shopping centre "Athena", one of the largest in the city. Here you donít only have a variety of boutiques but also very tasty and inexpensive food court called "Tavria V", which is a good place to get some rest and continue on your way.