Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Complex Castle

Belarus BY-339391 received 03-21-2012

Sent by: katena
From: Hrodna, Belarus
ID number: BY-339391
Notes: These buildings are part of the Mirsky Castle Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the town of Mir, 52 miles (85 kilometers) southwest of the capital of Minsk. Duke Yuri Ivanovich Ilyinich began construction on the castle in the early 1500s.  It was heavily damaged during the Battle of Mir in 1812, and it was occupied by the Germans during World War II, but it has since been restored.  The building on the left is the chapel, and on the right is part of the castle itself.

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