The construction of the Mirsky Castle began at the end of the 15th century, in the Gothic architecture style. Building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in the early 16th century near village Mir, western Belarus. Around 1568 the Mir Castle passed into the hands of Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł, who finished building the castle in the Renaissance style.
The second postcard shows the burial vault of the last owners of Mir – the princes Svyatopolk-Mirskys, situated in the nearby picturesque park.
I have received these cards last year, but its good that I have them for posting today for the 116th edition of Viridian's Sunday Stamps :) The themes for this week are Christian symbols, Easter symbols, or flowers, esp. cherry blossoms. Unfortunatelly I can only participate with flower stamps...and I like this set from Belarus, especially as I rarely receive more than a few definitives on postcards from there...
The four stamps are from a set of eight showing garden flowers, issued in June 2008. They are Narcissus, Lily, Peony and Petunia. I don't know much about flowers but I am getting more and more curious about nature, agriculture, botany...and wine-making ;)
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