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The Lover by parechka The Lover by parechka
So this artwork is based on another Belarusian legend. I LOVE spooky legends lol. :ashamed:

This story took place in Minsk (quite close to my own place actually) in a city suburb called "Lošyca". There you can find a huge garden and a beautiful old house hidden deep in the garden. In the late 90-s of the XIX century the house was a property of Mr Lubanskij. He was a very active and ambitious person. Mr Lubanskij used to organize Minsk bike rides in his park, he also was a big fan of gardening and brought a great number of unique trees and flowers to decorate his garden from other countires of the world.
When he was 37 years old, Mr Lubanskij married a beautiful woman, named Jadviha. He loved her very much and showered her with gifts. But Jadviha wasn't a faithful wife... During their marriage she had a lot of romances with other men.
Once on Jadviha's birthday they threw a big party. Mr Lubanskij has lost a sight of his wife among the guests and went to look for her in the garden. There he found Jadviha in the arms of another man. It was a big drama, Mr Lubanskij was very upset, Jadviha run away and no one could find her...
In the morning people had found a young woman dead on the river coast. The legend says Jadviha was ashamed of what she had done and drowned herself.
Mr Lubanskij was crushed, he really was in love with his wife. He planted a big apricot tree in his garden in memory of Jadviha. Then he boarded up all windows of his house and left Minsk forever.
The legend says that the ghost of Jadviha sometimes appears near that apricot tree...
But the spooky part doesn't end here. There are some modern stories told by people who have seen Jadviha's ghost. The keeper of the garden says that couple years ago he met a ghost. It was a young lady in an old-fashioned dress and she looked very angry. Other people say that one day the ghost of a woman in white clothes hovered over the water in the middle of the river.

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:bulletblack: model: purchased from dreamstime ([link])
:bulletblack: background: ~BlackWolver-STOCK [link] / *AlaskaStock [link] / ~swillowness [link]
:bulletblack: textures: *Sammykaye1sStamps [link] / ~Quando-Quando [link] / `FantasyStock [link]


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AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconveryexcitedplz: :spotlight-left: Masterpiece Alert!! :spotlight-right: :iconveryexcitedplz:

:iconfellaplaysguitarplz: :iconeeeeeplz: AMAZING!! :iconeeeeeplz: :iconfellaplaysguitarplz:
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parechka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thank you, dear! :aww:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Nice art and story. Pretty. :)
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parechka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. :love:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You're very welcome!
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Ahmedsunny Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work.
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parechka Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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parechka Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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