Mansion house in Pavlinava village

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Baranavichy, Belarus

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Mansion house in Pavlinava Jun 18, 2010
Pavlinava village

The village is located in a very picturesque place, 20 kilometers from Baranavichy and 160 kilometers from Minsk. An avenue of limes will lead you to the mansion house that was built in 1906. The mansion house is situated in the middle of soft-wood forest. Quite a big bowery includes a Neo-Gothic style mansion, a summerhouse, a horse stable, an ice-house, a cowshed and household outbuildings.

The mansion suffered from robberies and pillages during WAR I, II, now it looks abandoned, everything is broken inside. Nevertheless I would say it creates a certain atmosphere.

There’s a very nice park with a reservoir and a river where you can stroll, have a picnic or take a catamaran. The park has different kinds of trees: maples, limes, and pines, rare species of birches and pines, red oaks, fir trees, alders, periwinkles. The composition of the park is really sophisticated. The maples are planted in a circular way. A narrow lime valley skirts the meadow, following by lilac shrubs that are planted along the river. Old and powerful pines throw shadows on the lake, protecting from summer heat. This place is the most secluded, where no one could disturb you, here you’ll find intimity.

The bowery was a property of Bohvic family. Yan Otton Bohvic, son of an outstanding philosopher and writer Florian Bohvic and Pavlina was a first owner of the mansion. Yan Bocvic, an officer, waged Crimea war, a freedom fighter for the country, a man who made great contribution to the development of Baranavichy region. He named the bowery in his mother’s honour - Pavlinovo (Pavlina). After the revolution the Bohvic were deprived of property. The house served as a hospital up until 1995.
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Chokk says:
Nice - I will put it on my list. I hope to go to Minsk and Belarus this year.
Posted on: Jun 18, 2010
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