Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Journey into the eternity

 
17th February 2016
 
 
We have winter holidays so we can relax and sleep longer. The only one duty is our dog who loves walking so we have to get up at 6.30 a.m. to feed it.
 What about the weather? So it is not good new there is no snow and the days are rainy and grey so we can walk and cycle. But we can not complain because we don't have to work.
Today in the morning we  decided to visit Jaslo a small town.  Jasło is a  very old town. Last year it was 650 years old.
It was sentimental journey strictly connected with my family roots.
Jasło is a town where my grandfather from my mother side lived and rested in the local cemetery. The cemetery is very old it was started in 1784 and its history is rich.
 
 




I visit this place twice a year because I live 260 km away.

 
The entrance gate to cementary.


Some graves are so old and so beautiful.

 Grave is too old . It is high time to renovate it.

Beautiful tomb from 19th century..


 Narrow paths are clean and charming..
 



 
I am proud of my grandfather who rests in this beautifu place.
 
 
 

This grave comes from 18th century

My grandfather died in 1963 so I didn't meet him personally because i was born in 1970s. I would like to know much more about him.When he died he was only 44. He died because he caught serious pneumonia.

William Blake

WILLIAM BLAKE: Eternity

Eternity

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. wow, getting up at 6:30 is not sleeping out for us.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  2. I'm on vacation and have a hard time sleeping past 5:00 am. To think that a town is 650 years old! This cemetery is indeed a treasure. Thanks for joining in this week and please return soon.

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  3. Very interesting tour of the "old" town and the cemetery of Jaslo.
    In European years/history - 650 is hardly old. Some people think of the World starting around 1776!!!
    Good God - look how old some places in China, S.E Asia, Carthage in North Africa, Babylon etc trace back to.
    Jaslo is a young "place" on the stage of World existence.

    You'll have to train that dog to wait a bit longer at holiday time so as you can sleep in - ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Yes you aRE RIGHT history of some parts of the worls is much more amazing thjan Polish histry. What about the dog? I think I should hire a coach

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  4. The graves are quite ornate. They would be extremely expensive here. I'm glad you are enjoying your winter school holidays with a bit of travel and lots of rest.

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    1. Cynthia here are rested the most influential citizens of the town . Now the cementary is closed because there is no free places anymore

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  5. Aren't cemeteries lovely and peaceful places to stroll around, especially if they are well maintained.

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    1. Andrew,it was a lovely peaceful walk

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  6. There are certainly some very old and intricate gravestones there.

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    1. Yes there are very expensive in the past and now ,too. Some of tchem are masterpieces of architecture

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  7. 650 years old! European history is measured is so much longer spans than American. We lived in a "very old town" in Connecticut in the '80s and '90s. It celebrated its 350th anniversary at that time!

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    1. Mitchell I am kidding when Colombus discoved America we were here

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  8. Some of those graves are just so beautiful.

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    1. Margaret they they fantastic monuments

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  9. We have our dog trained to 7 AM now, so I can deal with that early hour. After all, I have to get up to use the bathroom, so I can understand that she does as well! ;-) Very interesting collection of pictures from the cemetery, and the church in the graveyard is lovely.

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  10. wonderful post! i enjoyed the photos!

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