Monday, March 14, 2011


Lovely view of Minsk on the Svisloch River...Its really nice to see the beautiful old buildings reflecting in the river!(BY-149073)
With nice stamp:"Endangered plants of Belarus" on stamps!The Dark-Winged Orchis (Orchis ustulata).

Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus, is an ancient city with a rich history.
The Upper Town - a vast area of the old Minsk with the centre in Cathedral Square which was the city's most important part, was built in the 16th century. The City Hall, the men's and women's St Bernard and St Basil monasteries, the 17th - 18th centuries jesuitical Catholic Church and the dwelling houses of the 18th - 20th centuries were all situated there. The ancient monuments that have survived till today all fit well in the modern urban architecture and lend charm to the postwar quarters.

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