|Wooden Churches of BELARUS|
Friday, June 13, 2014
Wooden Churches of BELARUS
From Belarus (a place I'm really consider visiting next year) comes this beautiful postcard with the shape of the country and one of the most famous cultural and architectonic landmarks of that region, the wooden churches. Thank you very much Alex (I do hope that everything goes well on your travel to Rome - I'm sure you'll love it, it's a fantastic city). This postcard took 13 days to arrive!
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk. The name Belarus corresponds literally with the term White Rus'. The name Rus' is often conflated with its Latin forms Russia and Ruthenia, thus Belarus is often referred to as White Russia or White Ruthenia.