Photo of the Day for April 29, 2017

Fog in April.  Tsjerablichy 2014.

Красавіцкі туман.  Цераблічы 2014 г.


Photo of the Day for April 28, 2017

At the fishing hole. Malishau 2014.

Банда рыбакоў.  Малішаў 2014 г.


Photos of the Day for April 27, 2017

Polesian spring:  Maladzjel’chytsy 2012.

Палесьсе ўвесну:  Маладзельчыцы 2012 г.



Photos of the Day for April 26, 2017

Polesian spring:  a dam and her filly.  Machul’ 2014.

Палеская вясна:  кабыла з кабылкай.  Мачуль 2014 г.





Photos of the Day for April 25, 2017

Eastertide rites in Belarus:  Radaunitsa (Радаўніца) — one of the most important rites honoring one’s forebears in the Belarusian cycle of the year, a rite with deep pre-Christian roots.  On the morning of Radaunitsa, which falls on the Tuesday nine days after Easter, parishioners gather for a memorial service in their church or, as here in Azdamichy, in the cemetery chapel.  The priest thrice reads through the lists of names of deceased relatives submitted by parishioners and then moves through the cemetery to bless graves, which families have carefully cleaned during the preceeding days.  Azdamichy 2016.

Велікодныя абрады:  Радаўніца, Аздамічы 2016 г.









Photos of the Day for April 24, 2017

Crosses of Belarus (part LXIX):  cleaning and decorating graves for Radaunitsa (the major day for honoring forebears’ graves, nine days after Easter Sunday).  Tsjerablichy old cemetery 2016.

Крыжы Беларусі (частка LXIX):  падрыхтоўка да Радаўніцы.  Старыя могілкі, Цераблічы 2016 г.







Photo of the Day for April 23, 2017

Waiting in ambush, Tsjerablichy 2014.

У засадзе, Цераблічы 2014 г.


Photos of the Day for April 22, 2017

Ljabjady (Ljebjadzi) 2015.

One of the rewards of wandering the back roads of Belarus is stumbling on villages which preserve their traditional layout, texture and vernacular architecture.  Ljabjady (Ljebjadzi), on the rail line connecting the district centers of Zel’va and Vaukavysk, is a classic example of such a village.

Неруш:  Лябяды (Лебядзі) 2015 г.




Photo of the Day for April 21, 2017

Portraits of Polesia, Khotamjel’ 2014.

Партрэты Палесься:  хлопцы й атаманша, Хотамель 2014 г.


Photo of the Day for April 20, 2017

Belarus in spring:  haystack from the previous year and new fence.  Filipinjaty 2014.

Беларусь увесну:  леташні стог і новы плот.  Філіпіняты 2014 г.