Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BELARUS ~Mir Castle Complex-UNESCO~

Great postcard (BY-353491), one of the most unknown countries in the middle of Europe... Thanks Elena!!

With lovely flower stamps!
1. The chapel-tomb of Sviatapolk-Mirskies
2. Castle and park complex in Mir town
The Mir Castle Complex is a central European castle typical for the region and is located at Mir - a small town. The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history.

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