Small Provincial Tolochin 11/2011
Tolochin – small town in Vitebsk Region, Belarus with a population just above 10 000 people. First mention dates back to 1433.
Actually I don’t really know why I’ve decided to go there ) Maybe because just wanted to visit absolutely unknown place for me. Anyway no regrets at all )
1. Coach station in Tolochin with soviet monumental group nearby.
2. Unmarked catholic church in Tolochin. But after some efforts it was identified as St. Anthony’s Church. After the II WW for a very long time a Furniture store was inside this building.
3. View on monastery and the Church of the Intercession. The monastery was founded in 1604 by Lew Sapieha and the church significantly later – in 1769. In soviet period monastery was used as a military enlistment office.
4. Presentation of Mary Church in Tolochin.
5. As for me this photo characterizes all these small belarusian towns.
6. Some kind of the WW II Hero Alley. Of course it’s not possible to have other heroes for the town with Six centuries history, yeah…
7. Tolochin coat of arms in stone.
8. Interesting moment ) There are a lot of streets in Tolochin named after russian writers – Pushkin street, Chehov, Gogol and a billion of Ostrovsky alleyways.
9. Yes, Lenin monument is still in the center of the main town square.
10. Finest place by the river Drut but a lot of houses are abandoned.
11. And the state of other buildings is not very inspiring.
12. But in fact it was a nice trip.