One of the city's important landmark is the Convent of St. Nicholas, a monument of Baroque architecture. Situated in the Dnieper river valley, it consists of a number of stone buildings: St. Nicholas Church (in the postcard), St. Onuphry Church, a dwelling house (a hospital), a belfry and a fence with an entrance gate. The stone building of the St. Nicholas Church was erected on the place of a wooden church from 1669 to 1672. The dominant architectural feature of the church was a two-tower main facade with a figured pediment decorated with a set of diversiform tiered bays. A prominent element were carved floral patterns in the decor of the walls that are consistent with the carving of the iconostasis. Side facades are decorated by high pilasters, the wings of the transept are completed with figured boards. At present the complex is an active (females) convent.
About the stamps
The first stamp, Kamianets Tower - 13th century (100 BYR), is part of the definitive series named Architectural monuments, about which I wrote here.
The second stamp is part of the series Edible Mushrooms, issued on September 10, 2013, and designed by Alexander Mityanin:
• Woolly milkcap / Lactarius torminosus (N) - it's on the postcard (with the sheet's coupon)
• Sweet tooth / Hydnum repandum (N)
• Ashen chanterelle / Cantharellus cinereus (М)
• Gypsy mushroom / Rozites caperatus (М)
Every sheet have 9 stamps & 1 coupon, in coupon being also depicted an animal which live in the same environment as the respective mushroom. Letter "N" is equal to the surface tariff of a postcard abroad. Letter "M" is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
Mogilev - Wikipedia
St. Nicholas Monastery Complex in the city of Mahilyou - UNESCO official website
Sender: Victoria / Torie_Yakubova (postcrossing)
Sent from Mogilev (Mogilev / Belarus), on 21.12.2013
Photo: A. Litin