Monday, June 24, 2013

Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh - BELARUS - UNESCO #1196

An official card! To be honest I'm a bit disappointed with the pace of the official POSTCROSSING cards - I really wish I could send more cards at the same time, in order to maximize the number of days I send/receive official cards... anyway this nice card came from Belarus - my first from there! - sent by Juliya that have chosen a UNESCO site for my collection. Thanks a lot for your care, now I have 61 sites, only 920 to go (according to the new 2013 list). This postcard took 34 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1196 - Nesvizh Castle Bridge - BELARUS

The Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh is located in central Belarus. The Radziwill dynasty, who built and kept the ensemble from the 16th century until 1939, gave birth to some of the most important personalities in European history and culture. Due to their efforts, the town of Nesvizh came to exercise great influence in the sciences, arts, crafts and architecture. The complex consists of the residential castle and the mausoleum Church of Corpus Christi with their setting. The castle has ten interconnected buildings, which developed as an architectural whole around a six-sided courtyard. The palaces and church became important prototypes marking the development of architecture throughout Central Europe and Russia.

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