Tuesday, February 16, 2016

More From Minsk

Belarus BY-216513 received 09-01-2011

Sent by: dagrisanna
From: Minsk, Belarus
ID number: BY-216513
Notes: It seems that I received one of the only four cards that dagrisanna ever sent out.  The odd-shaped building on the left is the National Library of Belarus.  The shape is called a rhombicuboctohedron (say that five times fast!).  The building has 22 floors, can seat 2,000 readers, and has a 500-seat conference hall.  The collection includes over 8 million items, and the library also has an electronic collection of over 2 million items.

The larger photo shows some buildings in Uskhod, a microraion or microdistrict of Minsk.  The microdistricts are primarily residential areas located outside of the city center.  Sounds a lot like what we would call the suburbs.  

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