The photo is by respublica_jah, taken in 2008.
Named after the writer and feminist Olha Kobylianska (1863 – 1942) who lived in the city in the late 1800s, Kobylianska is a pedestrianised street that runs for 3/4 of a kilometre through the centre of Chernivtsi.
My guess is the street serves as a promenade, much like Barcelona’s Ramblas. On a sultry summer weekend night I expect Kobylianska is full of people out walking, stopping for a drink, checking each other out. I read somewhere that smoking is banned on the street and you’ll get a stern telling off if you were to light up a cigarette.
The street’s Romanian name was given to one Iancu Flondor, a politician who campaigned for the union of Bukovina with Romania. He died in the city in 1924.
(photo borrowed with thanks from România în imagini de ieri şi azi)
My hunch from above was correct, it was (is) a promenade, a coffee and cake at the the fashionable Cafe Habsburg or a schnapps and the day’s newspaper at the Cafe de l’Europe.
Street on map
Streets so far
This is one of a series of posts on Chernivtsi street names
Banner image by Andrewhv