Two last weeks I spent at homeland. I flighted from San Francisco rainy weather to a cold, snowy Belarus.
Do you know a much of this country? I will not tell here about it. If you want to know more, just read Wikipedia. Almost two weeks I spent in my hometown, but because of the urgent things to do I travelled twice to the capital, Minsk.
One more time I will not write here about the city. I’ll just show you few of the interesting places.
First of all, even after wars and Soviets, Minsk still is a lovely city, especially in Spring. Probably, I’ll always remember it as a green, warm city with a bit moisture in the air after the spring rain, with trees in the bloom and the sunset over the Svislach. Almost half of the year, from October to the March, Belarus is a grey country: overcasted, rainy in autumn, and with melted dirty snow. But still nice.
There are few places I love in Minsk. Some of them are very good described here
They finished reconstruction of historical buildings just a few years ago, and now it a nice place. I love roofs in here.
On the other side of Nyamiha river, there is a Trojeckaje Pradmiescie, the merchant centre of 19th-century town.
If you’ll follow the river, you’ll see a lot of the lovely parks on both banks.
Honestly, I never been there before that day. When I first read about this place, I was impressed with its story.
Park is the former seat of Prushinsky family, and later to Yan Lyubansky, the nephew of the last lord Prushinsky. During his years, the mansion became a prominent place in the whole county.
During the Second World War, the mansion was a seat of a local German authorities. And on the hill above the Svislach Nazi shot down peoples, the same as Soviet s before them. After the war, the park became a part of collective farm territory to the very end of the 80s.
There are few remainings on the territory.
One is what was left of the oldest building – Chapel with a tomb of Prushinsky
Another are the remainings of the mill
There is apple garden which should be beautiful during bloom in May
Reconstruction was finished just a year ago. Main building has a museum inside
Conservatory of flowers at Minsk Botanical Gardens
The first day I was in Minsk weather was almost Okay, as for winter: no wind, a bit of dry old snow. But it was cold as for me. But I still found the warm place to spend few hours after lunch. It was a conservatory of the botanical garden.
With an exposition of different parrots and exotic birds, place become were educational
There is also a pond with a exotic fishes