Staying in the holiday spirit for one more weekend, here’s a shot of a giant Christmas tree in Minsk, Belarus. Even though I spent all of December in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, I encountered some of the most festive decorations when I got to Belarus for the Orthodox Christmas and New Year in January.
4 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Christmas in Minsk”
Like Steve I like the contrasts. The church with the dour office block with the tree.
I love the simpliestic nature of the Christmas Tree against the background of the building.
My Russian teacher is from Belarus and she said Minsk is always full of Christmas decorations, not something we expect from that city. It’s really lovely they have such a festive celebrations there!
Minsk overall was nothing like I expected it to be – in a good way!
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