Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BY-519701

I already had a card of this church in Minsk but it was a painting and paintings are not my favorite kind of cards. This one was of of my fav in my PC wall. I don't know if it was a coincidence, or if Kate checked my favorites but i'm glad i got it.


BY-519701, sent by Kate.
 This Catholic church (better known as «Red Church») was build in 1908-1910 by a noble Belarusian family upon the premature death of their two young children. The church with red-brick towers, spires, and pitched roofs became a symbol of inconsolable grief for those who died untimely. When the Bolsheviks came to power, the church became a cinema then a film studio. Only not long ago, in 1990, the church was given back its original status. Services here start at 7 p.m. - in:http://www.hotels-minsk.com/churches-simon-helena.htm/

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