Photo of the Day for January 31, 2011: Women of Polesia XIX

January 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Women of Polesia XIX.  Паляшучкі (частка XIX).

Staryna 2008.  Старына 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 30, 2011

January 29, 2011 8:00 pm

A solid, well-crafted, well-ordered house.  A tidy yard.  Seemingly prosaic things.  Yet one finds the essence of the Belarusan architectural and cultural heritage in both.

Older, thatched-roof wooden houses with their cleanly-swept yards and wooden fences represent this heritage in a classic way.  At the same time, among the newer brick houses which have become the standard sight throughout Belarus, some stand out as exemplars of craftsmanship and carriers of this heritage.  The owner-builder of this house was working on his truck-gardening transport van as I stopped to take a photo.  He smiled and quietly nodded his thanks when I expressed admiration for his mastery as a mason and for the order of his homestead.

Працавітасьць, чысьціня, палескі парадак.

Azdamichy 2010.  Аздамічы 2010 год.

Photo of the Day for January 29, 2011: Portraits of Belarus VIII

January 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Portraits of Belarus VIII.  Партрэты Беларусі (частка VIII).

Haying, Kamjena 2008.  Сенакос, Камена 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 28, 2011: Portraits of Mjensk IX

January 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Portraits of Mjensk IX.  Партрэты Менску (частка IX).

Along the River Svislach, 2001.  Менск 2001 год.

Photo of the Day for January 27, 2011: Landscapes of Belarus VI

January 26, 2011 8:00 pm

Landscapes of Belarus VI.  Краявіды Беларусі (частка VI).

Zhamyslaul’ 2008.  Жамыслаўль 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 26, 2011: Churches of Belarus II

January 25, 2011 8:00 pm

Churches of Belarus II.  Касьцёлы й царквы Беларусі (частка ІI).

Church of St. Michael, Hjeranjony 2008.  Касьцёл Сьв. Мікалая, Геранёны 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 25, 2011: Interior Light IV

January 24, 2011 8:00 pm

Interior Light IV.  Інтэр’ернае асьвятленьне (частка IV).

Tsjerablichy 2009.  Цераблічы 2009 год.

Photo of the Day for January 24, 2011: Women of Polesia XVIII

January 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Women of Polesia XVIII.  Паляшучкі (частка XVIII).

Granny Prosja was 90 when I took her portrait in 2008.  She just celebrated her 93rd birthday on January 14.  Many happy returns!  Бабулечцы Просі было 90 гадоў, калі яе здымаў у 2008 годзе.  Толькі што 14 студзеня адзначыла свой 93 дзень народзінаў.  Сто гадоў!

Tsjerablichy 2008.  Цераблічы 2008 год.

Photo of the Day for January 23, 2011: Churches of Belarus I

January 22, 2011 8:00 pm

Orthodox Church of the Assumption, Ruchytsa (Hanuta) 2009.  Царква Ўспеньня Прасьвятой Багародзіцы, Ручыца (Ганута) 2009 год.

Photo of the Day for January 22, 2011: Landscapes of Belarus V

January 21, 2011 8:00 pm

Landscapes of Belarus V.  Краявіды Беларусі (частка V).

Al’shany 2010.  Альшаны 2010.