Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mir, Belarus

A loooovely view of a castle....in most of the cases it has proved that not just castles are magnificent as buildings, but they tend to be in some lovely surroundings too...


This is the Mir castle Complex in Belarus....it is located near Mir in the Karelichy District of Hrodna (Grodno) in the north-eastern part of the country.

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 an often turbulent history.
Building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in early 16th century, and around 1568 the Mir Castle passed into the hands of the Lithuanian Duke Radvila, who finished building the Castle in a Renaissance architecture style.

It is also a Belorussian UNESCO whs.

Thanks a LOT Kati for the absolutely great postcard!

6 comments:

Marie Reed said...

I am a postcard junkie too! It's nice to find someone like minded:)

Bibi said...

Hello, Ana! Thanks for visiting me in Belgrade today! We have some very good friends in Bitola that we see not as often as we'd like. I've browsed your site, and am intrigued by your posts. Was about to ask if you "knew" Marie, but I see she's been here!

edddim said...
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edddim said...

Zastana na Mir, Belarus. Znam deka imas macka (i deka gi sakas) pa ti prakam mala kolekcija. http://highom.50webs.org/files/KOT.zip.pack

помаранчева мрійниця said...

I've never been to Belarus, but I know that Belarussian people are very proud of their castles, especially the Mir Castle :) I'd like to visit it someday...

Ana said...

@edddim: застанав на Mir,Belarus од оправдани причини.... али еве, се движиме пак :)
И фала многу за мачињата...ме потсеќаат на моето...ваљда од немајкаде мораше да дреме сосе мене пред компјутер :)

@ksenia: i would also love to visit Belarus someday...and also Ukraine...probably not even close as much as you do, but there is this railway line from Skopje to Kyiv, and i have this big desire to hop on the train and go there...just the train doesnt operate throughout the entire year, only in spring and summer if i recall correctly...but being addicted to trains, i think this would be a great way to both see Ukraine and have a long-hour train journey :)