Saturday, February 27, 2021

Church of Saints Simon and Helena - Belarus

Mixing pics and paintings to show a church in Minsk.

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. 

BY-1667744, sent by Sophie.
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. 

BY-219469, sent by Anna.
Only not long ago, in 1990, the church was given back its original status. Services here start at 7 p.m. - in:

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