Minsk, Belarus

My friend Luba always sends me wonderful postcards, and I’m a lousy friend and never remember to write down her address when I travel somewhere to return the favor. Sorry for that, I promise I’ll be better. :(

This time she was visiting Belarus and sent me this lovely postcard from Minsk, the capital city. IMAG7826

Lately, I’ve been into this kind of postcards, honestly. I love the view cards, especially with the beautiful photo on it, and I love funny cards as well, but simple things like this are moving higher and higher on my list of postcards I enjoy. Who’d ever say! Also, those “I <3 _____” postcards, haha! I don’t think I’ve ever noticed them before, and then in the last few months they seem to be everywhere!

But anyway, here’s the Minsk postcard – with the name “Minsk” written in different languages. Enjoy it & learn something new! :)

Belgium & Belarus – official Postcrossing

This first postcard arrived yesterday from Belgium. It is showing the statue of Jan and Hubert van Eyck.  Jan van Eyck (or Johannes de Eyck) was a Flemish painter active in Bruges and is generally considered one of the most significant Northern European painters of the 15th century. Hubert van Eyck was Jan’s older brother, also a painter.


The second postcard came from Belarus and – it’s a hockey theme postcard! ::happy happy:: I don’t really know the details about the postcard though, just that it’s a player from Belarus after (obviously) scoring a goal against what looks to be Ukraine. Correct me if I’m wrong. :)