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1 January 2011 - BY-121293 - Minsk

I receive a lot of long shaped card from Belarus . This one has traveled a distance of 1568 km in 15 days. It shows us a UNESCO site; Mir Castle Complex. It is my third UNESO site from this country.

"The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history."
Source: UNESCO WHS list

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