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April 19th 2015
Published: April 19th 2015
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Minsk touring

Ellen, Kevin and I

went exploring yesterday.

I am planning a field trip

learning about rocks.

First, I thought of headstones,

then I thought about stone

used in buildings in the city.

So we went city stone hunting.

Found many igneous rocks

- mostly granite.

The red catholic church

St. Simon and Helena.

I was sure would be sandstone

turned out to be red brick instead.

Well, we toured the church,

very nice interior and interesting

geometric stained glass windows.

Stopped by the underground mall

next to the church

- It's just a mall,

but some good souvenir shops.

Next, we went to Nemiga

and wandered through the

Russian orthodox church.

It is a very iconic religion,

many Mary and Jesus pictures

inside shadow box frames,

some with silver bodies

and painted faces,

one with a line of worshipers

waiting patently to pray

up close to the picture.

Ended with a stop

by our favorite gastropub

Gambrinus Pub

for a snack

and Guiness for Kevin and Ellen

and an English ESB for George - Yumm!

Then on to a delightful

dinner with Will, Clark and Ace

Played Apples to Apples

And had triple chocolate cake

from the French bakery.

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Ellen and Kevin on a horse and buggy rideEllen and Kevin on a horse and buggy ride
Ellen and Kevin on a horse and buggy ride

bronze statues don't move too fast.
Waiting for the busWaiting for the bus
Waiting for the bus

When will it warm up here in Minsk?

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