Soviet Shadows, Ukraine Ghosts - NYTimes.com: "So my heart pulses with competing emotions as I stand in front of the Kristof family home here (actually, it's the Krzysztofowicz family home, for my father shortened the name after arrival in the U.S.). I can't help admiring, even coveting, its long-lost grandeur, but it's also decrepit and sad, uglified in that Communist combination of peeling paint, sagging roofs and gardens gone wild.
The home had plumbing when it was built in 1908, but the pipes have been removed. Now it serves as a village office and as a home for several families, but it has neither a toilet nor an outhouse — people just disappear into the wooded grounds."
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