A lot of interesting and beautiful cities, many temples and monasteries, castles and parks. But if you want to take a walk, watch the river attractions and discover the culture of Polissya, go to Pinsk. And you will fall in love with this region, as I loved my stay in Pinsk was brief, but eventful.
Arriving by train in Vitebsk-Brest in the morning, I went to the Marina. Well-groomed and beautiful waterfront Philippines smelt sweet scents of summer. The sightseeing boat with river station passed along the embankment and went further to Pripyat. Polesie is a land of forests. Unique oak forests stretching for miles. Here they came for rounds and bison ancient Slavic Princes with their army. Our ancestors were of Sables, weasels and Martens, presented the Royal courtyards and trade with Western Europe. At Pinsine many wetlands, which have been preserved in its original form. Many protected areas of national and local significance: the Average of Pripyat, Ermaki Izin , tour guide told about it on the boat. In hot weather, which was on the first day of my journey, water transport is the most suitable for travel. Pass by the main attractions of the city. Franciscan monastery ensemble panorama opens on the river.
After traveling on the boat, I went to the Palace of Butrimovich, which lies close to the river station. The first owner of the Palace was Mateus Butrimovich, economic and political figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it was the city’s judge, the local headman. A very respected man in his time, educated and intelligent. During a visit to Pinsk in 1784, when the Palace was the last Polish King Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The Palace was brought before my eyes in all its splendor. It is expanded to the main facade. Its architecture influenced the transition from baroque to classicism. Three buildings of the Palace form a courtyard. This is strictly symmetrical composition, created by the architect k. Sil′d gauzom.
The central part of the Palace launched forward to the terrace of the main facade. Bay window with a central part and the ends of the side shells decorated columns and semi-columns. I visited the Museum and monumental as it combines the features of the Renaissance and Baroque. Now here is the Museum of the Belarusian Polesie. Traveling through the town of Pinsk, looked at the Franciscan monastery, which is the old town. In the Interior of the Church of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a painting by Alfred Remera “Pinsk Madonna”. In front of the main facade of the Church of the assumption of the Virgin Mary stands a free-standing Bell-Tower of the multi-storey. It was built in the early 19th century (the architect k. Kamensky), the upper tier was completed in the early part of the twentieth century sketch of the famous Russian architect academician of architecture. Ivan Zholtovsky, who was born in Pinsk.
Visited the Lenin square, all of the buildings which the Soviet era, but it’s also a story. And how many temples built in the city, with a population of just over 130 thousand people! The Holy Varvarinskom Temple-ancient faces of Orthodox Saints. The modern Cathedral-St. Theodore. Pinsk differs from other Belarusian cities for its architecture. Here there are many buildings of historical buildings, on which you can learn the styles and trends in Belarusian architecture from the Renaissance to the present day. Pinsk is a small, friendly, interesting, unforgettable! The next day was intended to visit the village of Lyse. In the year 1889 built the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, is associated with the history of the wonder-working image of the Virgin. A small church. Icon attracts pilgrims wishing to be healed from the disease. I wanted to experience the miraculous image.
The mysterious always entails. Not everyone has seen the image of the Virgin on the icon of Jesus Christ. Next in my itinerary was a village a monitoring system. It is one of the most interesting parks dominated by French style. It is the only Park of this kind in Belarus. Polish historian Bronevsky, visited the monitoring system in the year 1810, wrote: “This village belongs to the rich count. The mansion grounds, something unprecedented in Poland, with ponds, fountains, flower beds and manicured walkways “. In the Park in the 15th century were brought dozens of different species of trees, exotic shrubs, that attracted the attention of travelers, artists, nerds. Some of the trees have survived to the present day, for example, English oak-age 450 years and height 29 metres. The old park was part of the Palace-park complex, founded in the 16th century. Large park-more than 10 hectares. There are many interesting trees and Abies alba is listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus, as here it is resumed.
The main entrance to the Park has two piers, two other entry-spruce Avenue. The composition of the Park is a water system, which has no analogues in Belarus. The system was created by Michael Casimir Oginskim. More than 200 years ago built the Canal. The Park has nearly destroyed the ancient chapel, which has been included into the State list of historical monuments of the Republic of Belarus. Preserved residential house, the House of a former dairy, workshop for the manufacture of ovcin, a home guard. Here you can rent two rooms for relaxation. And then, for a fleet-ferry. Oginski Canal connects the river Yaselda River and the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea. It is the oldest Belarusian channel. Time has not been able to erase completely the former beauty.
But in this age of civilization Park complex looks poor compared with the time when there were fountains. Of course, Park and now is interesting, but very tenist. All the oldest has absorbed this park is the old road, unusual water system, trees, a canal. To deal with the restoration of the chapel in the Park, the Department of culture of the Pinsk District Council is looking for investors. And I think that it is necessary to restore the Park to this beauty could see not only Belarusians, but tourists from other countries.