Brest Fortress in Winter 01/2012
Brest Hero Fortress – memorial monument devoted to the military feats of soviet soldiers in WW II was opened on Sept. 25, 1971.
Actually I haven’t been there before and once the idea for a visit came, decided immediately to buy tickets and not to postpone it for “tomorrow”. Though it was freaking freezing out there – about -25…-30°C, we moved very swiftly and it really helped for some time. But eventually we froze to hell and found a museum to get warm. One more unique experience added )
1. Arrived to Brest Railway Station and found out it on a restoration process. Felt all this “beauty” on our way back, when no sitting places were spotted. And you had to wait you train for a couple hours in small over-crowded station hall.
2. The way to the Fortress lays on Lenin str. And -no surprise- we encounter on Lenin monument.
3. “The Star” – main entrance to the Brest Fortress.
4. Despite the freezing temperatures, the river Muhovets hadn’t covered with ice.
5. Sculptural composition – “The Thirst”.
6. The main monument of the fortress – “The Courage”.
7. St. Nicholas garrison church in the Brest Fortress.
8. “Communism will destroy the borders” slogan in old Belarusian language.
9. Red corridor of the museum.
10. A very important part of getting warmer )