Monday, October 5, 2009

Gomel, Belarus

Its amazing how many train-related cards i had received ever since i mentioned in my wishlist that i love them!



I dont really know anything about this Belorussian town...and not much information are provided either...except that its situated in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of Sozh River, close to the border with Ukraine and in close proximity to Chernobyl. Uhmm...now thats not nice...esp. not when i take a look at how deserted the railway station seems...when i related to Chernobyl, it certainly doesnt leave a nice impression...

Although it has been heavily contaminated with radioactive debris following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster,  residents were never evacuated from Gomel and general population continued to grow.

ok....that was more than i ever wanted to know....


the stamp on the left comes from a set of 8 stamps issued in 2006, representing Garden Flowers, with this one showing a Tulip, while the other stamp, from what you can see, comes from the EUROPA series, issued in 2004, where this stamp bears the title Vacation Mushrooming......

1 comment:

Millamaija K said...

Gomel is not so bad what you think :D I am a Finnish girl living in Gomel and this is just a normal town. You can check what is Gomel like from my blog http://avaruusponi.blogspot.fi
Interesting blog by the way :)