Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GOA Photos

Sunset, Anjuna, GOA 2007

Small Vagator, GOA, December 2007

Anjuna Beach, GOA, December 2007

Next time i will post more photos from my winter trip to GOA :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The 2nd July - Trip around Grondo Region

Hi, some days ago i visited very beautiful villages and cities in Grodnop region: Mir, Novogrudok and Lida. I got too many positive emotions there seeing ancient castles and churches. Later i will post some pictures about my little travelling :)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The early years Adam Mitskevich spent in Novogrudok

Near by the central square, Mitskevich's former house, turned into museum dedicated to the poet, is situated. In 1803 Adam's father, Nikolay Mitskevich, bought a plot of land and built a small house on it. It is still uncertain whether Mitskevich was born in Novogrudok or not. The official version tells that Adam Mitskevich was born in Zoasye in 1798. The poet was 8 years old when his family abtained a stone 7-room house in Novogrudok. Adam and his brother Francishek were admitted to Dominicans school on the 13th of September, 1807....

To be continued...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


According to chronicles, Novogrudok was founded in 1044 by the Duke of Kiev Yaroslav Mudry. Within two centuries of existence Novogrudok became the richest city in the Prineman area. In the 1240's a kunigos Duke of a Litva tribe, Mindovg, proclaimed the city as the capital of the Great Lithuanian Principality. In 1251, Duke Mindovg was christened here. Two years later he was crowned as the first Duke and King of the Great Lithuanian Principality.
The city was an imprtant political and social center. State Seyms the Court of Appeal and the main tribunal were all seated here. Residence of the Orthodox Metropolitan was established in Novogrudok in the 14th century, and in the 16th century it was changed to the residence of an Unate Metropolitan. In the 16th century the city was appointed as the office-town of the local voevode "province", was granted the priviledge of self-government according to the Statute of Magdeburg, and recieved a coat of arms with an image of Mikhail the Archangel. Since the middle of the 17th century, the city has boasted five Catholic churches, six monasteries, a synagogue and a mosque. Today Novogrudok is a gathering place for all admirers of poet Adam Mitskevich. He loved this city dearly.

Monday, January 15, 2007


The most interesting site in this township is a Catholic church, in the style of Classicism. It was rebuilt in 1854 on the spot of an older church that had been constructed back in 1682. Crypts of this church contain 5 tombstones of the Tyzengauz family. Tireless reformer of the second half of the 18th century, Anthony Tyzengauz also found his last resting place here.
A place that also stands in Zheludok used to belong to the Chetvertinsky family. It was built in 1907 in a modern style by architect Markoni. The building is surrounded by a park, with a mill, a smithy and other buildings nearby.
In 1836 a well-known political and public figure of the 19th century Valery Vrublevsky, friend of Kastus Kalinovsky, was born here. In 1863-1864 he headed Grodno Region's rebel forces, in 1871 was a General of the paris Commune, later joined the 1st International movement and became a friend of Carl Marx.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006