Saturday, December 26, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Mail from china has been scarce, in the last 5 months I've received only these two official postcards.
Yongbulakang, meaning "mother-son palace" in Tibetan, is the first palace and one of the most ancient establishments in Tibet. Dwarfing on the Zhaxiciri Hill, this fortress-like temple, in typical Tibetan style, has a history of more than 2,100 years.
the 7th century, it was the summer palace of Songtsen Gampo and his
wife, Princess Wencheng. Later the fifth Dalai Lama expanded it and
rebuilt the palace into a temple, which is kept intact now. - in: http://www.china.org.cn
Friday, December 18, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020
In 1960 it was officially closed for a public religious services (for 27 years). The Soviet authorities tried to convert the building into a museum or a concert hall. Despite this the people attended the church every Sunday for a common prayer, songs and rosary. The religious services were restored in 1987. In 1990 the church was granted the title of minor basilica, and a year later it became a cathedral for a diocese of Grodno. - in: wikipedia
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Foto: Reino Turunen