Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Gomel, also known as Homel or Homeil, is the second-largest city in Belarus with the population of around 500,000 people. The city is situated on the right bank of Sozh river, in the southeastern part of the country, 300km from Minsk. Linguists think that the city's name derive from ancient Slavic word "gom", meaning "hill" in English. The modern form of the city's name has been used only since 16th century.

The postcard itself shows chapel-tomb of Paskevichs family. Thanks to Veronika for this beautiful postcard which, after the whole month of travelling, found a safe way to my mailbox.

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