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Copyright: Aliaksandr Yafremau (Alfonso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 8 N: 348] (3171)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Olympus SP-510 UZ
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 12:30
Viewed: 3022
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is panorama of Kapyl(city in Minsk region).

I like this place, I feel here as at home. Here my grandfather was born and there live my relatives.
if you interest why Yafremau-Shkirich.Second surname is surname of my grandfather and he also name Aliaksandr.

about Kapyl and Kapyl District...

The Kapyl District (Rayon in Russian) is situated in the southwest of the Minsk Region. It borders on the Slutsk, Stolbtsy, Nesvizh, Soligorsk, Uzda and Kletsk Districts of the Minsk Region. It was founded on July 17, 1924. The district’s area makes up 1.6 thousand square kilometers. 41.4 thousand people inhabit the district. The administrative center of the district is the urban-type settlement Kapyl. Peat is the major mineral found in the district. Its stock numbers 26 million tons. The chalk deposit “Zagumenye” has 218 thousand tons stock. Gravel and sand stock totals 25 million cubic meters. 28 small rivers and a fish canal flow through the district’s territory. The river Neman flows through the district but its length within the district’s borders is insignificant- 4 kilometers. On the river Moroch there is the Krasno-Slobodskoe water reservoir with the area of 1,679 hectares and a fish rearing station- 1,809 hectares. The railway line Ossipovichi-Slutsk-Baranovichi runs through the district’s territory. The Kapyl District has road connection with Slutsk, Uzda, Nesvizh, Kletsk, and the Dzerzhinsk District.

6 industrial enterprises operate in the district: a butter- and cheese-plant, a general mechanical rubber goods plant, the gravel-sorting plant “Skabin”, a forestry, a concrete product plant, cooperative industry complex.

The Kapyl District is one of the largest agricultural districts in the republic. The total land area of the district is 140.2 thousand hectares; agricultural land occupies 98 thousand hectares, including 72.8 thousand hectares of arable land.

The Kapyl land is the native land of the Belarusian writer Kuzma Chorny, the Belarusian statesman and writer Z. Zhilunovich (Ts. Gartny).

The district’s major architectural monuments are a country estate in the village Grozovo (the 18th century), Trinity Church in the village Teliadovichi (the 18th century), weaving centers in the villages Semezhevo and Krasnaya Dubrava (the 18th century), a church in Kapyl (the 19th c.).

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Prywitanne Aliaksandr,
Nice presentation and well composed with lovely note and details, nice perpective of this building and architecture and I see a beautiful place of the city of Kapyl, very well done.

Prywitanne Aliaksandr,
Excellent panoramic view and perspective.
Beautiful colours and details.TFS

hello Alik,

nice shot of your city but why so small? the building most of it are the same.. anyway lovely seen and taken.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-09-10 5:24]

Hi Aliaksandr...
The image is nicely composed and captured,
the colors are well reproduced...
I like how you use the sky as background!

Interesting notes Aliaksandr, with all that industry the skies still look very clear. Good colour and light and the cropping suits the image,

Привет Саня,

Интресный снимок, контрастный и насыщенный!

Малик и Маша.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-09-28 9:07]

hi Aliaksandr
interesting shot with great composition with the clouds.
thanks for your nice comment on
"the yellow line".
best regards

this is cool!





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