Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nesviž, Belarus

A UNESCO card from Belarus, showing the Nesviž Castle. I like the colours...the green always gives a feeling of tranquility...and i like it how the castle is on one and the houses on the other side of the river. 


Nesviž Castle is a residential castle of the Raidzwill Family in Niasviž, Belarus.The most important structure in Nesvizh is the Corpus Christi Church, connected with the castle by a dam over a ditch and containing coffins of 72 members of the Radziwill family, each interred in a simple coffin made of birch and marked with Traby Coat of Arms.The church is considered the first Jesuit temple patterned after II Gesu in Rome,the first domed basilica with Baroque facade in the world and the first baroque piece of architecture in Eastern Europe. Apart from elaborate princely sepulchres, its interior features some late baroque frescoes from 1760s and the Holy Cross altar, executed by Venetian sculptors in 1583.



The stamp is from a set of two, issued in 2008, called "Hunt".

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