24 January 2013

#175 Minsk, Belarus | BY-740138

Church of Saints Simon and Helen (BelarusianКасцёл святых Сымона і Алены) also known as the Red Church (BelarusianЧырвоны касцёл) is a Roman Catholic church on Independence Square in MinskBelarus.

This neo-Romanesque church was designed by polish architects Tomasz Pajzderski and Władysław Marconi, and built during 1905-1910. The bricks for its walls were sourced from Częstochowa, whilst the roof tiles came from Włocławek. Its construction was financed by Edward Woyniłłowicz, a prominent Polish civic activist. The church was named and consecrated in memory of Woyniłłowicz's deceased children, Szymon and Helena.

Date of Issue: November 20, 2012 - Merry Christmas ! Happy New Year !

Thank you, Dasha (dashunecka) !

Received on: January 24, 2012
Travel time: 8 days
Distance: 569 km (354 miles)

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