Friday, July 30, 2010

Grodno, Belarus

Time for some railway stuff :)

This card comes from Grodno in Belarus, showing its Railway Station.

Picture (1) shows the Old Railway Station, which was built with the beginning of the railway service St. Petersburg - Warsaw (1867). In 1986, it was destroyed in connection with the building of a new railway station (picture 2). On the wall of the building there is a memorial plaque which reminds of the attempt of Grodno gymnasia students to get to L. Narbut troop during the uprising of 1863-1864. Near the station, there is a zoo founded in 1927 by a teacher Ya. Kokhanovski (picture 3).

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