Photos of the Day for June 20, 2015

June 19, 2015 7:00 pm

Photo expedition to Pruzhany and Ivatsevichy Districts 2015 (V/VI).  Фотавандроўка па Пружанскім і Івацэвіцкім раёнах 2015 г. (V/VI).

Restored birthplace and estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko (Tadevush Kas’tsjushka), Marachoushchyna.  The manor house, destroyed by Soviet partisans in World War II, was restored as a museum in 2004 under the direction of the Bjeras’tsje (Brest) regional authorities and with funding by the American embassy in Mjensk.

Месца нараджэньня-сядзіба Тадэвуш Касьцюшкі, знішчэная савецкімі партызанамі ў Другой сусьветнай вайне, была адноўленая пад кіраўніцтвам Берасьцейскай аблвыканкаму з грантам амбасады ЗША ў Менску.

Now-neglected estate allee, Marachoushchyna.  Занядбаная алея ў Марачоўшчыне.

Photos of the Day for June 19, 2015

June 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Photo expedition to Pruzhany and Ivatsevichy Districts 2015 (IV/VI).  Фотавандроўка па Пружанскім і Івацэвіцкім раёнах 2015 г. (IV/VI).

Vernacular architecture in Ruzhany:  old-style buttresses; apartment building in neo-constructivist style.  Народная архітэктура ў Ружанах:  контрфорс; жылы корпус ў стылі нэаканструктывізму.

Photo of the Day for June 18, 2015

June 17, 2015 7:00 pm

Photo expedition to Pruzhany and Ivatsevichy Districts 2015 (III/VI).  Фотавандроўка па Пружанскім і Івацэвіцкім раёнах 2015 г. (III/VI).

Main building of the Sapieha palace from the museum in the palace gate, Ruzhany.  Галоўны корпус палаца Сапегаў з музэя ў браме, Ружаны.

Photos of the Day for June 17, 2015

June 16, 2015 7:00 pm

Photo expedition to Pruzhany and Ivatsevichy Districts 2015 (part II/VI).  Фота вандроўка па Пружанскім і Івацевіцкім раёнах 2015 г. (частка II/VI).

Two examples of vernacular architecture in Pruzhany:  an art nouveau commercial building (surviving examples are relatively rare in Belarus) and a house which, despite its siding and new metal roof, appears to date from the interwar period, when Pruzhany was located in the Second Polish Republic.

Народная архітэктура:  адносна рэдкі для Беларусі ўзор камерцыйнага будынка ў стылі ар-нуво і, нягледзячы на новы дах і сайдынг, хата ў стылі міжваеннай Польшчы.  Пружаны 2015 г.

Photos of the Day for June 16, 2015

June 15, 2015 7:00 pm

Photo expedition to Pruzhany and Ivatsevichy Districts 2015 (part I/VI).  Фота вандроўка па Пружанскім і Івацэвіцкім раёнах 2015 г. (частка I/VI).

Pruzhany museum (former manor house of the Shvykouski family).  Пружанскі палацык (музэй у былай сядзібе Швыкоўскіх).

Our museum guide.  Наша экскурсаводка.

Exhibition of wood carvings by local master carver Mikalaj Tarasjuk (this scene shows Soviet confiscation/”collectivization” of a farming family’s property).  Выстава калекцыі майстра-разьбяра Мікплпя Тарасюка:  савецкая канфіскацыя/калектывізацыя маёмасьці фермерскай сям’і.

Exhibition of posters from the 1970s-2000s by Belarusian artist Uladzimir Krukouski.  These three posters, dealing with the chronic problem of Belarusians’ lack of knowledge of their own history and lack of reverence for the Belarusian language, date from the late Soviet regime.  This was still a time when it took courage to make and exhibit posters dealing with the Belarusian nation and the fundamental differences between the Belarusian and Russian languages, concepts which the Soviet authorities, like the tsarist authorities before them, considered hostile to their occupation of Belarus.  Выстава плакатоў Уладзіміра Крукоўскага.

Photo of the Day for June 15, 2015

June 14, 2015 7:00 pm

Oaks in early spring, Dzjaniski 2015.  Дубы ўвесну ў Дзянісках 2015 г.

Photos of the Day for June 14, 2015

June 13, 2015 7:00 pm

Christening of Il’lja (Elijah), Azdamichy 2015.  Хрышчэньне Ільлі, Аздамічы 2015 г.

Part II/II:  Il’lja’s godparents declare their commitment to guiding him in a Christian way and to protecting him from the influence of Satan.  Father Aljaksander christens Il’lja with water; anoints him with holy oil; and administers a final blessing.

Photos of the Day for June 13, 2015

June 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Christening of Il’lja (Elijah), Azdamichy 2015.  Хрышчэньне Ільлі (I/II), Аздамічы 2015 г.

Part I/II:  Il’lja’s mother presents her two-month-old son to Father Aljaksandr at the entry to the church.  In turn Father Aljaksandr presents Il’lja to God at and around the alter in the inner sanctum behind the iconostasis.  This is the one time Il’lja, as a lay parishioner, is allowed behind the iconostasis.  After Father Aljaksandr blesses Il’lja and his mother, she leaves the nave, since only the child’s godparents are allowed to be present for the christening.

Photos of the Day for June 12, 2015

June 11, 2015 7:00 pm

Eastertide family portraits, Tsjerablichy 2015.  Велікодныя сямейныя партрэты, Цераблічы 2015 г.

Mikalaj and Maryna with their three children.  Мікалай і Марына са сваімі дзецьмі.

Photo of the Day for June 11, 2015

June 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Eastertide family portraits, Tsjerablichy 2015.  Велікодныя сямейныя партрэты, Цераблічы 2015 г.

Ivan and Lida and their five children.  Іван і Ліда са сваімі дзецьмі.