Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rybnik

24 th 2014

This weekend we are going to visit Rybnik a town located in Upper Silesia.  Rybnik in the Middle Ages was a fishing village but today is known in Silesia as "town of roundabouts". It is the best to start the tour of the town with the historic market square , surrounded by houses built in the Classicist style, dating back to the late 18th century and the first half of the 19th century.




Market Square in Rybnik
Rybnik it is also a meeting place for the fans of motorcycle speedways,. Speedways races have been organised at the Rybnik Stadium since 1931.


Rybnik and the Rybnik district are full of wooden churches.







Rybnik's main industrial attraction is Historic Mine Hoym Ignatius.





6 comments:

  1. The square looks nice and the wooden church is very good. I've not seen a church like that before.

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  2. In Poland there were a lot of wooden churches in 19th and 20th centuries then they were replaced by brick churches.

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  3. Amazing those wooden churches built like they are.
    Looks a lovely place.

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  4. The roofs remind me a little bit of the wooden churches in Norway.

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  5. Thank you for sending me the link - I was having difficulty.
    The churches are wonderful. What a pretty place.
    The motorcycle racing would make me nervous!
    Have a great day, Mildred Elizabeth

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