Saturday, May 3, 2008


Spring is the time of year when dinosaurs come out and luxuriate in the sun.

Friday, May 2, 2008

More Numbers

This photo was taken at Moskovsky Bus Station, see also this post.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Theme Day: Numbers

234567 is the number of km hit by a car of one of Minsk citizens... me :). The photo was taken about a week ago.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Children's Railroad

This is a railway station building of the children's railroad. It's a narrow gauge railroad loop passing through one of Minsk parks. This railroad is fully operated by teenagers.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Passage In Blue And Yellow

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Free parking, anyone?

This shot was taken far from the center of Minsk, next to the city's biggest marketplace ("Zhdanovichi"). If you don't want to pay for a parking lot, here is a place where you can leave your car for free.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Museum Of Samovars

Friday, April 18, 2008

Holocaust Memorial

This memorial is known as "The Death Pit". In 1942 Nazi killed 5000 Jews at this same place. The number of Minsk ghetto prisoners killed during WWII is about 100,000. The marble obelisk was built in 1947. It was USSR's first monument to Holocaust victims. The sculpture was added in 2000.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


These two guys where quicky manoeuvring among cars on the main street of Minsk - Nezalezhnasti avenue ("Independence avenue"). They were so fast!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Old Winding Stairs

I noticed this stairs in the backyard of the Palace of Arts. It looks so old I wouldn't risk going upstairs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


A nice ceiling in a shopping mall. It is too nice compared to the rest of the interior.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Church of Holy Trinity

A.k.a the Church of Saint Roh.

The present brick cathedral was built in the 60s of 19th century. During the post-WWII period it was used as a book depository, and the cemetery on Zolotaya Gorka (where the church is located) — the biggest and most famous catholic necropolis in the city — was destroyed. In 1976 the bulding was restored and partly repaired, then the chamber music hall of the philharmonic society was accommodated there. In 1991 the catholic church was renewed, and under the agreement with the philharmonic society the masses took place in it again. In 2006 the church was fully returned to believers.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Easter Orthodox Fair (Part 3)

Young bell ringer and a little girl (they look so much alike, I presume she is his sister).

This is the last photo from this event, I promise.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Easter Orthodox Fair (Part 2)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Easter Orthodox Fair

The 6th annual Easter Orthodox exhibition/fair opened today in Minsk. There're more than 80 participants from Belarus, Greece, Israel, Russia and Ukraine. Here one can see (and kiss) famous icons, listen to lections and participate in discussions on spiritual subjects, talk to priests, attend masterclasses on bell ringing and folk arts, buy books and souvenirs.