Photo of the Day for November 30, 2012

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part LXVII).  Беларусь у тварах (частка LXVII).

After the feast of the Birth of the Mother of God, church of the Mother of God, Radchytsk 2012.  Нараджэньня Божай Маці, царква Божай Маці, Радчыцк 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 29, 2012

November 28, 2012 7:00 pm

The Supervisor.  Кіраўніца.

Tsjerablichy 2012.  Цераблічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 28, 2012

November 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part LXVI).  Беларусь у тварах (частка LXVI).

Pals, Rubjel’ 2009.  Сябры, Рубель 2009 год.

Photo of the Day for November 27, 2012

November 26, 2012 7:00 pm

Belarus in Faces (part LXV).  Беларусь у тварах (частка LXV).

Three generations, Azdamichy 2012.  Тры пакаленьні, Аздамічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Worshippers assembling for the celebratory Mass on the feast of Peter and Paul (June 29), church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Staryja Vasilishki 2012.  Пятра й Паўла, касьцёл Сьвятых апосталаў Пятра й Паўла, Старыя Васілішкі 2012 год.

 

 

Photo of the Day for November 25, 2012

November 24, 2012 7:00 pm

On the river Mastva, Machul’ 2012. Рака Маства, Мачуль 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 24, 2012

November 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Enduring Faces (part XIII).  Выветраныя твары (частка XIII).

Church Door, Al’pjen’ 2012.  Дзьверы, царква Ўсьпеньня, Альпень 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 23, 2012

November 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Women of Polesia (part XXXVII).  Паляшучкі (частка XXXVII).

Radchytsk 2012.  Радчыцк 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 22, 2012

November 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Azdamichy 2012.  Аздамічы 2012 год.

Photo of the Day for November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012 7:00 pm

Belarusian Homesteads (part I), near Pasinichy 2012.  Беларускі хутар (частка І), ля в. Пасінічы 2012 год.

The Belarusian word khutar (хутар) denotes a homestead, a small farm away from the village.  The word embodies the Belarusian desire to be one’s own man.  Not even the depredations of  the last 90 years in Belarus have been able to suppress the common Belarusian’s dream to own and run his own homestead free from the interference of bureaucrats, inspectors and swarms of other officials.

The winding roads of  western and northern Belarus are full of gifts: one rounds a curve to find a timeless homestead surrounded by timeless orchard and fields.