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Hrodna (Гродна)

A quiet provincial center close to the Lithuanian and Polish frontier, Hrodna is today Belarus' fifth largest city. Long ago the site of a Rurikid outpost and fortress, Hrodna (Grodno in both Russian and Polish) spent much of its history more closely linked to Poland and Lithuania, with a numerically and culturally strong Jewish population. Heavily damaged in the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, it still managed to survive World War II better than almost any present, significant Belarusian urban center.
Old wooden house on the south bank
Old wooden house on the south bank
The lazy Nioman River
The lazy Nioman River
Bridge leading into central Hrodna
Bridge leading into central Hrodna
View west down the Nioman
View west down the Nioman
Hrodna's Soviet-modernist Drama Theatre
Hrodna's Soviet-modernist Drama Theatre
A wee stretch of Old Grodno
A wee stretch of "Old Grodno"
World War II Memorial off pl Savetskaja
World War II Memorial off pl Savetskaja
Steps leading up to the Bernadine Church
Steps leading up to the Bernadine Church
Belfry of the Bernadine Church from across the road
Belfry of the Bernadine Church from across the road
Catholic Farny Cathedral of Francis Xavier
Catholic Farny Cathedral of Francis Xavier
Dull Soviet-era Culture Palace
Dull Soviet-era Culture Palace
Old Polish buildings on the edge of the square
Old Polish buildings on the edge of the square
Farny Cathedral and flowers on pl. Savetskaja
Farny Cathedral and flowers on pl. Savetskaja
Ripped-up vulitsa Savetskaja
Ripped-up vulitsa Savetskaja
Colorful tourist map of the city on vul. Savetskaja
Colorful tourist map of the city on vul. Savetskaja
Intact end of old vul. Savetskaja
Intact end of old vul. Savetskaja
Empty old corridor
Empty old corridor
Statue of author Eliza Orzeszkowa
Statue of author Eliza Orzeszkowa
Eliza Orzeszkowa's house and museum
Eliza Orzeszkowa's house and museum
St. Pokrovsky Cathedral
St. Pokrovsky Cathedral
Domes of Pokrovsky Cathedral
Domes of Pokrovsky Cathedral
Side entrance to the cathedral
Side entrance to the cathedral
Pokrovsky Cathedral detail
Pokrovsky Cathedral detail
Art Deco building on vul. Azeshka
Art Deco building on vul. Azeshka
Maistra house and museum
"Maistra" house and museum
Pobrigitski Monastery from along vul. Karla Marxa
Pobrigitski Monastery from along vul. Karla Marxa
View down vulitsa Karla Marxa
View down vulitsa Karla Marxa
Facade and entrance to Pobrigitski Monastery
Facade and entrance to Pobrigitski Monastery
Quiet stretch of vul. Karla Marxa
Quiet stretch of vul. Karla Marxa
19th-century facades on vul. Karla Marxa
19th-century facades on vul. Karla Marxa
Late afternoon sun illuminating pl. Savetskaja
Late afternoon sun illuminating pl. Savetskaja
Below Farny Cathedral
Below Farny Cathedral
Statue of Jesus and the cross, Farny Cathedral
Statue of Jesus and the cross, Farny Cathedral
Utilitarian buildings along pl. Savetskaja
Utilitarian buildings along pl. Savetskaja
West side of ploshcha Savetskaja
West side of ploshcha Savetskaja
Obelisk marking Hrodna's 850th anniversary
Obelisk marking Hrodna's 850th anniversary
Hrodna's old Principal Synagogue
Hrodna's old Principal Synagogue
Knight sculpture on the side of the obelisk
Knight sculpture on the side of the obelisk
Marker atop the obelisk
Marker atop the obelisk
Church of Saints Boris and Hlib (Kolozha)
Church of Saints Boris and Hlib (Kolozha)
Principal Synagogue and fire tower
Principal Synagogue and fire tower
Fire tower and surrounds in the early evening
Fire tower and surrounds in the early evening
Relaxing on the grounds of the Novi Zamak
Relaxing on the grounds of the Novi Zamak
Novi Zamak - New Castle or Governor's Palace
Novi Zamak - New Castle or Governor's Palace
Monastery of the Birth of the Virgin Mary
Monastery of the Birth of the Virgin Mary
Riverside view with Novi Zamak and Drama Theatre
Riverside view with Novi Zamak and Drama Theatre
Church on the far side of the Nioman's south bank
Church on the far side of the Nioman's south bank
Church set beside smokestacks
Church set beside smokestacks
Blue skies over the Drama Theatre
Blue skies over the Drama Theatre
Novi Zamak viewed from the Drama Theatre
Novi Zamak viewed from the Drama Theatre
Stari Zamak (Old Castle)
Stari Zamak (Old Castle)
Bizarre equestrian statue in front of the theatre
Bizarre equestrian statue in front of the theatre
Entrance to the Stari Zamak
Entrance to the Stari Zamak
Lenin statue and administrative building
Lenin statue and administrative building
Returning to the relief on vul. Lenina
Returning to the relief on vul. Lenina
Market on ploshcha Lenina
Market on ploshcha Lenina
Sunlit Pokrovsky Cathedral
Sunlit Pokrovsky Cathedral
Vulitsa Telegrafnaja
Vulitsa Telegrafnaja
Intersection of Karla Marxa and Garadnicheskaja
Intersection of Karla Marxa and Garadnicheskaja
Back of Farny Cathedral
Back of Farny Cathedral