Sunday, 3 January 2016

A small town with rich history

3rd January 2016



Today I would like to show you some landmarks in a small town Krosno situated in the South - East of Poland which I visited during Christmas break. In the centre of the town is located a nice Roman Catholic Church where is a move able Nativity scene which I admire every year. 


In front of the church the monument of Father Pio - a very famous Italian. He was famous for his miracles.




Nativity Scene which is very popular with children..





In the neighbourhood there is a small graveyard where Soviet soldiers rest in peace.In my opinion there are about 20 graves. Walking between graves I have noticed all of them were very young in their twenties when they scarified their lives for their and our freedom from Nazis during WWII.
I am sure nobody of their families has never visited their graves probably they didn't know where they were killed. 

They rest very far from their homeland maybe thousands km. 


Luckily local authorities take care of the cemetery and their graves are always tidy....



The church local people started to build in 1771 but finished in 1781. Local residents built it so long because it was the first participation of Poland and this part of country became the part of Austria for few centuries..

 It is very interesting architecture and what is amazing the church is built from stones.

19 comments:

  1. Interesting cemetery, some unlike what I would see here,

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  2. I am pleased to see the graves are well looked after. We used to have Krosno Crystal here. Is there a crystal making factory there?

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    1. of course in Krosno is one of the best crystal and glass factory in the world.

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  3. So much fascinating history around you.

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  4. Nice that the young soldiers had a visitor to their graves, and through you, your readers are now also paying a visit.

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    1. you are right but sometimes scouts visit them too

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  5. oh you got snow, way cool! ( :
    Happy New Year!

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    1. it was in different paat of country currently we don't have any snow

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  6. The graves and cemetery are clean and neat not like other cemeteries.

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    1. yes because it is in the centre of town

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  7. Thank you for the tour. Wishes for a happy new year.

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  8. Hello Gosia, lovely to have you visit my space. We also have a war grave in our city and in a few other towns in our region. They are very well maintained by the Commonwealth Commission. Most of the soldiers died very young and the words on the gravestones are very moving.
    Happy to 'meet' you.:)

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    1. have a great time in youur space

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  9. Nice church and good to see the graves are looked after

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  10. Krosno jest przepiękne.
    A sam kościół unikatowy.
    Pozdrawiam:)*

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  11. What a lovely little place. I am impressed that the graveyard is so well kept. It's sad to think that the families don't know about their family members.

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