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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Goodbye January and welcome February

31st January 2017

Today it is the last day of January and we have wintry weather and no signs of spring.So I am in a bad mood because I hate snowy and frosty weather.

And cat is waiting for spring, too.

But the positive aspect of the second month of the year is Valentine Day which is on the corner..

Monday 30 January 2017

Poland is beautiful


Sunday 29 January 2017

Holidays - where to go ? what to see?

29th January 2017

Nowadays we have snowy and frosty winter but I am dreaming about summer and holidays and I have not decided yet but I am going to visit London and Italy ( Rome) this year. Every year I visit my cousin who lives in the North of Poland about 100 km from the Baltic Sea. And of course I must see Baltic Sea and Tricity 
( Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia).  Probably I am going to visit Slovakia and Hungary...

 All photos below I took last year in the North of Poland in July while visiting my cousin who lives on the big farm..

On the way to Gdansk.

Gdansk city - unusual architecture

Sopot - nice sculpture before the house..

Szembruk village in Grudziadz county with a historic wooden church built around 1716. 

My cousin's dog... 

Have a great week..

Friday 27 January 2017

Never Again....that cruelty

28th January 2017

I have been to Auschwitz twice that enough...

Poland was heavily affected by the Nazi occupation, over 90 per cent of the country's Jewish population was murdered, and millions of European Jews were killed in Nazi-run concentration camps located in Poland.

Wawel Castle in Krakow Poland

28th January 2017

Cracow/ Krakow one of the most beautiful cities in  my place. It is very popular with tourists, I have been to Cracow man times. I am going to visit it in March. now enjoy the short video of Wawel Castle..

The Wawel Castle UNESCO world heritage site is by far one of the most impressive attractions in Krakow and one of Poland's national symbols. It is strategically located on a 25 meter high hill offering some breathtaking views of the city and the Visla River, and just a short walk south of the central square.

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As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. It's now a museum containing five separate sections: Crown Treasury & Armoury; State Rooms; Royal Private Apartments; Lost Wawel; and the Exhibition of Oriental Art. Each requires a separate ticket. Of the five, the State Rooms and Royal Private Apartments are most impressive. There's also a special display here of the city's most valuable painting, Leonardo da Vinci's The Lady with an Ermine
The Renaissance palace you see today dates from the 16th century. An original, smaller residence was built in the early 11th century by King Bolesław I Chrobry. Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great) turned it into a formidable Gothic castle, but when it burned down in 1499, Zygmunt I Stary (Sigismund I the Old; 1506–48) commissioned a new residence. Within 30 years, the current Italian-inspired palace was in place. Despite further extensions and alterations, the three-storey structure, complete with a courtyard arcaded on three sides, has been preserved to this day.
Repeatedly sacked and vandalised by the Swedish and Prussian armies, the castle was occupied in the 19th century by the Austrians, who intended to make Wawel a barracks, while moving the royal tombs elsewhere. They never got that far, but they did turn the royal kitchen and coach house into a military hospital and raze two churches. They also built a new ring of massive brick walls, largely ruining the original Gothic fortifications.
After Kraków was incorporated into re-established Poland after WWI, restoration work began and continued until the outbreak of WWII. The work was resumed after the war and has been able to recover a good deal of the castle’s earlier external form and interior decoration.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Good Fences around the world 5


25th January 2017

Katowice is my province capital city and I live 15 km from this city. I love this city and often do shopping there. So visit this place watching a short video. What is your opinion. Would like to visit me?

We Silesian people are proud of this city.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Birds are hungry

24th January 2017

We have winter and there is some snow so there are a lot of birds feeders here. I think birds are hungry this winter and they look for food in big city.

This bird feeder is situated on the patio of my kindergarten so children can see birds which look for food...

Monday 23 January 2017

One country different weather

23rd January 2017

Now we are at home . We were in the mountains for one week  and there was typical wintry weather.
While we were driving the weather changed completely. 200 km from the mountains there was so little snow and temperature was much friendlier. In the air we felt spring... now I know I miss mountains but not snow and frost..

My dog was very happy feeling sun...

Sunday 22 January 2017

Snowy photos from the mountains

22 nd January 2017

We are at home so now I am able to upload much more photos from snowy world. At my permanent place of living there is some snow but it does not look as nice as in the small village. 

I would like to send some snow my blogger friends from Australia Elephant Child, Whiteangel and Andrew- and others who live in hot climate zones.. what a pity you live so far as I know you have a hot summer now. 

All photos I took  in the small villages in the mountains last week..