Friday, December 25, 2009

Pinsk, Belarus

This card is showing Pinsk by the river Pina....and its a logical guess that the name of the city derives from the name of the river...


While googling for some basic info about Pinsk, in general i came over quite a dry matter....AND..articles about Jews in Pinsk...ok, I really didnt know about it, but seems that by accident, i post two Jewish related cards on a Catholic Christmas day....Hopefully i wont go to Hell for this :)
Well, i dont feel like getting into religious issues here...so ill stick to the dry matter
Pinsk is said to be one of the oldest Slavic settlements, since it was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1097.

Two main sights of the town are lined along the river. These are the Assumption Cathedral of the monastery of the greyfairs. (1712-30) with a campanile from 1817 and the Jesuit collegium (1635-48), a large Mannerist complex, whose cathedral was demolished after the World War II....the Jesuit collegium is the one you can see on the card..



the stamp is from a set of 5 issued in 2008 from the Wild Animals series. Here you can see the European Mink.

1 comment:

AVolk said...

oldest Slavic settlements, since it was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1907.

1907 and it is the oldest one? nice :)