Oktabrskaya squarePosted: 25/09/2011
Having just seen one imposing square in Minsk, what better to do than look at another imposing square in Minsk? This one has recently been renamed Oktabrskaya square. A small pyramid shows that it’s at the very centre of Minsk:
And here you have it, Oktabrskaya square:
One of the star buildings is the Palace of Trade Unions, a 1954 masterpiece in the proletarian Corinthian mode.
But the greatest wonder is the Palace of the Republic (2001), whose front, side and rear are shown below.
If it all looks a bit depopulated, people do walk around.
And no, we haven’t finished with grand squares yet. But let’s take a short break from them.