Friday, 21 July 2017

Krosno - town of glass

21st July 2017

Yesterday I visited old small town Krosno. It is called "town of glass" because "glass industry is here. 

A charming town in southern Poland, Krosno is primarily known as a big glass-manufacturing centre. It also boasts numerous historic attractions, including splendid medieval churches and ancient tenement houses. A number of cultural events give Krosno its special atmosphere, the best known of which are the cyclical Krosno Theatre Festival and the open-air events of the Mountain Ballooning Competition, Karpaty Climates and Krosno Fair. The town makes the ideal stay over because of its proximity to major routes leading to Slovakia and Hungary.





Market Square






Krosno was first mentioned in 1282, in a document signed by Leszek the Black, Duke of Krakow. Nevertheless, the earliest traces of a settlement in the site of present-day Krosno go back further, to the 10th and 11th centuries. 

The town was chartered under the Magdeburg law by King Casimir the Great around the middle of the 14th century. The town’s fortifications were built during the reign of King Wladyslaw Jagiello, allowing crafts and trades to develop in safety. The mid-15th century saw the founding of the guilds of bakers, tailors, shoemakers, blacksmiths clothiers and fullers, allowing Krosno to come to be known as a significant production centre of cloths and fustians. Already by this time, the medieval town boasted fresh water supply and sewage systems, clear evidence of its importance and the affluence of its citizens. 

The 15th century saw commerce starting to grow in Krosno, with trade chiefly in local cloths and baizes, horses, cattle, copperware, Hungarian wine as well as imported commodities made of iron and copper. Despite natural disasters, the following century turned out to be the best era for the advancement of the town and its residents, whose welfare was secure at that time. 

In the mid-17th century, however, Krosno began to lose its earlier importance. Natural disasters, plagues, raids by Swedish and Transylvanian troops and war requisitions all contributed to a tragic decline by the close of the 17th century. 

It was only in the mid-19th century that Krosno began to recover from the decay. It was the advent of the oil industry in Poland that helped the town to regain its former prominence with the first oil company starting operations in 1856. Thanks to the refinery in Chorkowka, the town achieved a moderate (but steady) influx of foreign capital. In the year 1867 Krosno became home to the offices of the district authorities. This state of relative advancement ended with the outbreak of World War I, which caused major devastation in the town. 

The interwar period saw the emergence of Krosno as a significant industrial centre. Unfortunately, further prosperity was hindered by World War II when the industry was wrecked. However, the rebuilding of the town began almost instantly after liberation in September 1944. These days, Krosno is a bustling and welcoming place to visitors.

More photos soon


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Fences around the world.



















Tuesday, 18 July 2017

2 in 1 peaceful and noisy day

19th July 2017

It is vacation time so days are lazy. Mainly I was walking and  cycling in the countryside. I love  doing nothing. 




 
But in the afternoon when I came back home paradise finished. It turned out the out road  will be renovated so the big machines and vehicles had arrived.
 Ir is great to have a new road but now it is very noisy.  Machines have been working all afternoon. My dog was barking so I have to close windows. 

Have a great day.



Monday, 17 July 2017

Lovely bird

17th July 2017

I was at my cousin's farm and met that a handsome guy.  






Sunday, 16 July 2017

The old school at my place

16 July 2017

This school was built in 1886 but lately was renovated. You can visit school and looked some equipment from the past.  The building looks lovely surrounded by flowers and wooden fence. 








Saturday, 15 July 2017

It is sitting on the wall

15th July 2017


I came across this wonderful vehicle in the countryside while cycling. I think the property owner is a creative guy.






Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Fences around the world










Storks at my place

12th July 2017

Today I have uploaded the nest of storks. The nest is situated in the high tree so it is no easy to take some photos.  My photos were taken at 8.15 p.m. and the quality is not very good. I hope I will be able to take more and better photos soon.  



In thje nest live three storks. I think mother, father and child but I am going to check tomorrow.




The nest is located near to this house.





View from my bicycle.


See you tomorrow I am going to my house because it is getting dark in Europe.