Sunday, April 6, 2008

Department Store

This is one of the department stores located in the center of the city. The name of this store is "Na Nemige".


Kris McCracken said...

Can I ask what "Na Nemige" translates to in english?

Olga said...

It translates into "on Nemiga". "Nemiga" (reads [ne'miga]) is a name of a river. For a long time it was the second largest river flowing through Minsk. Then it almost dried up and was put into a pipe. Today the name Nemiga more commonly refers to a nearby street, where the department store from the photo is located.

Kris McCracken said...

Thanks very much for the comprehensive response! I now know four more things about Minsk than I did five minutes ago!