New Ghost Signs in Passage Andreolli

On Saturday I wanted to visit one of my favorite ghost signs, to see how much was left as it has been crumbling. Instead of being sad about how it is slowing disappearing, I was pleasantly surprised to find a man uncovering an epic ghost sign in the same passageway! And, in fact, I think it may be the best ghost sign in Lviv – very colorful and unique! I asked him whether they would be restoring it and he said yes! I watched for about 20 minutes as he chipped away at one side to reveal more.

He saw I was very excited and posed for a picture as he sprayed water (?) on the part he had already uncovered.

during restoration

Today I went back to check on it. I was expecting to see a lot more uncovered, but it looks like the rest of the sign is unrecoverable. But the part that is uncovered has been restored and looks really nice.

after restoration

However, there are little parts of some other signs popping out in some other parts of the passage, so we shall see how much of them will be uncovered and restored.

Anyhow, it was so cool to see him chipping away at it. I imagine the whole passageway had once been covered in signs. Must have looked so cool and colorful!

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