Friday, 30 January 2015

Nature around Zakopane

31st January 2015

Wildlife around Zakopane is fantastic especially if you live permanently in a big Silesian Conurbation as we do .. Each possibility to escape is a great opportunity so we did it in the past and do it now, too. Two years ago Kate - my daughter and me spent one week walking and climbing in the mountains and we admired landscape.. 











Our new pet..




 Do you want to live here? Is it a great place but I think it is not safe..







All photos were taken in 2013 by Kate...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Zakopane - one of the most popular city in the Tatra Mountains

29th January 2015

Zakopane is a small town located in the Tatra Mountains. Poles love this place so it is very crowded every weekend. Personally I can say I like it but It is so crowded for me so I prefer different places in the mountains. Zakopane is called "the capital of Polish mountains". my daughter loved it when she was younger now she prefers other cities in Europe. These photos were taken in 2011 in July. At that time I spent with Kate a week there.
Zakopane is located 250 km from my permanent place..



The woman is selling traditional mountain cheese OSCYPEK I have written about it in one of the post..
















Enjoy the fantastic views

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cracow - nice memory from 2011

29 th January 2015

Cracow one of the most popular city in Poland and not only. It was an old capital of Poland and it is a historical city. I have been there many times but each time is unique. These photos were taken in July 2011 when I was in Cracow with my daughter. At that time Kate was 11. The weather was perfect,..







Cracow's band


Kate in front of post office


Main Square 



 Barbican
 The Cracow uniform
New Queen ...

And horses - symbol of Cracow...






Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] ( )also Cracowor Krakow (US English /ˈkræk/UK English /ˈkrækɒv/) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (PolishWisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century.[2] Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596;[3] Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.






After the invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Kraków became the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to German extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz never to return, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.