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Saturday 30 April 2016

1st May - two in one

1st May 2016
All people in Poland have the day off work or school on Labor Day or May . It is a time to celebrate both the spring time and workers’ rights.
Many parts of Europe celebrated Labor Day from 1890 onwards. The holiday was declared in Poland in 1899, to commemorate a workers’ strike in Chicago, USA. There is some political controversy regarding the Labor Day celebrations, as it was one of the most important holidays that were celebrated during Poland’s Communist era. Today, people celebrate May 1 by having a day off school or work, and by enjoying the warmer spring weather.
Secondly :
My father is 72 today so big party is coming.

All plants are from my garden.
Happy Birthday my father. Many Happy returns.

Goodbye April

30th April 2016

Today it was the last day of April. It was a nice month but not very hot. Today it was a busy day in the garden. Tomorrow in Europe is the public holiday - 1st May it means labour day.
Today is a birthday party. My father is 72.

Good night from Poland.

Friday 29 April 2016

Hello I am away

30th April 2016.

Last Thursday I didn't have the Internet connection and the same yesterday. Now I am at my summer house and the net works.Hello again.
I took these photos yesterday when I visited it with my students.

The Liberation Mound is the highest point of Piekary Śląskie. It rises to 356 meters above sea level. From the top one can see a panorama of the four corners of the world.
With good visibility people armed with binoculars can admire the distant ranges of the Tatra Mountains, lying more than 160 km away. Closer you can see blocks of apartments and church towers and chimneys of Zagłębie Dąbrowskie, a region of Upper Silesia. The mound was between1932 and 1937 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Polish victory under Vienna and the 15th anniversary of the incorporation of Silesia into Poland.
See you in the afternoon.

Wednesday 27 April 2016

I am waiting for Friday

28th April 2016
On Friday we start long weekend 4 days off. We are going to away. Two days of public holiday -great  opportunity to have a barbecue and start cycling season..
These photos were takemn on 2nd May last year.

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Upper Silesia Industrial Region

26th April 2106

The Upper Silesian Industrial Region  German: Oberschlesisches Industriegebiet) is a large industrial region in Poland. It lies mainly in the Silesian Voivodeship, centered on Katowice.
It is situated in the northern part of Upper Silesian Coal Basin a home of altogether 5 million people (Silesian metropolitan area), the southwest border of the Rybnik Coal Area  and west borders with the Ostrava urban area. Covers 3,200 km² and about 3 million people.
The Upper Silesian Industrial Region is located in the province of Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in southern Poland in a basin between the Vistula and Oder rivers.
Upper Silesian Industrial Region is an area with enormous concentration of industry. Dominates here:

The photo was taken yesterday . It is only 1 km from my apartment.

Saucer in Katowice

27th April 2016

Katowice, hosts the Division I Group A, which will consist of Japan, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Korea and host Poland, in the 2016 International Ice Hockey World Championship Tournament. To be held from April 23 to 29, the winner will be promoted to the top division for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to be hosted by Germany and France.
Photo was taken today in the afternoon.

Monday 25 April 2016

The world from the 10th floor

26th April 2016

The world can be different from the top of the block of flats. Yesterday I visited my friend who lives on the 10th floor and I took some photos. I live on the 2nd floor so my view is different.

Living on the 10th floor is too high for me..

My new friend who loves sleeping on my bag. She is nice and friendly but too fat. She weighs 7 kilos . She has never been outside the flat. She eats only cat's food. Her name Nala and she was adopted from the shelter.

Sunday 24 April 2016

Ugly Upper Silesia

25th April 2016

I think in each country you can find

beautiful areas and ugly ones.Today I would like to show you some not really nice houses which were built in the 19th century.

I would like live in those houses but some people live there.

Two impressive churches in the city centre in Katowice

24th April 2016

I love visiting churches especially in the hot and sunny days because in the churches temoerature is cool. I think almost all churches here were built from stones or brick. Nowadays churches are built from concrete.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception of St. Mary the Virgin, built in 1862-70 {designed by A. Langer and J. Haas) is a perfect example of well proportioned Neo-Gothic style, with the shape, texture and detail truly rendering the features of the style. The interior is decorated with a set of stained glasses by Rittenbach of Cologne and A. Bunsch ("Virtues and Vices").

Roman Catholic church St Mary in Katowice - photos above

On our left is the oldest building in Katowice - the Neo- Romanesque Evangelical Church of the Lord's Resurrection, built in 1856 (designed by Lucae), and provided with later extensions on two separate occasions. Its chancel contains precious stained glass by Reuter and Reichhardt of Cologne. A school was built next to the church in 1860, and it still stands there.

I hope next time I will upload photos which were taken inside the churches.


Saturday 23 April 2016

Cracow Attractions - Horse carriage ride from main market square past Wa...

24th April 2016

If you don't chance to  visit Cracow personally watch this video. It is really beautiful city sitting in a carriage,

Have a great Sunday!!

Horses in Cracow

23rd April 2015

I have been to Cracow many times. It is the old capital of Poland and one of the most popular tourist destination in Poland. Cracow is a great city .It is unusual but in Cracow you can ride in a carriage and feel like a Princess or Prince.

All photos were taken in Cracow last year .

Horses in the city centre

Friday 22 April 2016

hot air balloon competition Krosno 2014

I am going on 1st May there. I believe it is going to be a great event.

Life is an endless journey

23rd April 2016
My life is like a journey each day is busy and full of activities. Time flies very quickly it is almost May. And only June and we start summer holidays. Sometimes I think  one day I will wake up as a senior citizen...
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass    

“The journey of life is amazingly beautiful if you take it as a fearless adventure.”
Debasish Mridha

Enjoy the weekend!!

Thursday 21 April 2016

Blue gate

22nd April 2016

I have taken this photo during walking my dog. I love this blue gate to the small garden because blue ones are not common here.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Turkish cementary and mosque

21 st April 2016
Last year at trhis time I was in Turkey. I love visiting different countries and get some knowledge about the culture which is completely different from European one.
Most headstones in cementaries are white not common in Europe.

Interior of the mosque. I was in the mosques many times. Definitely interesting church  but as a woman you should
cover your head.. It shows your respect to their culture. But is not obligatory.

You must take off your shoes entering the church - it is obligatory.

The floor was covered with blue carpet which was very clea and soft.

The photos were taken in the city Aksaray..