Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Torun I love it

22nd August 2017

It is a city which I visited in July. 

TORUN (Kashubian: Torń, German: Thorn) is a beautiful, medieval city in North-Western Poland, situated on the Vistula River. Its architecture was not hit by bombs during World War II, and as such represents one of the few examples of true Gothic architecture in Poland. It is still reasonably off the radars of most European travelers, so one can expect to have an amazing Polish experience here without the nightmares of a million and one Interrail travelers.
It has been one of the capitals of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, and was the capital of the Toruń Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998 and of the Pomeranian Voivodeship from 1921 to 1939. The city is located near the Geographic Center of Europe.
Toruń's medieval Old Town or Starówka is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Toruń is the birthplace of the world famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The house where Copernicus was born and the chapel where he was christened are still standing in the city. From Middle Ages the town is known for its gingerbreads.
As of the last census in 2004, Toruń has 208,386 inhabitants.






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Monday, 21 August 2017

Last flowers in the garden

21 st August 2017


So I have almost finished summer holidays. I spent 7 weeks at my summer house. It was a fantastic time full of joy, relax and travelling. On Sunday we are leaving to my permanent place of living. On 4th September we start school but since 28th August we must be at school because we are going to have teachers' meetings and prepare for a new school year.

In my garden there are the last blooming flowers. Days are shorter and shorter and mornings are colder. 







Sunday, 20 August 2017

I love this lake..

20th August 2017

I was there one week it was a fantastic decision.

The lake was created in 1968 by the construction of the Solina Dam on the San River. It has an area of 22 square kilometres (8 sq mi) and contains 472,000,000 cubic metres (617,000,000 cu yd; 383,000 acre·ft) of water, making it Poland's largest artificial lake.
It is the best known tourist attraction of the region, with waterside villages  like SolinaMyczkowce and Polańczyk catering to watersports enthusiasts. The lake's great depth, water clarity, and mountainous scenery makes it a very popular destination for boaters. Because of these qualities the lake has been nicknamed the "Bieszczady Sea".
Starting in the 1970s the Wojewódzkie Przedsiębiorstwo Turystyczne (State Tourism Enterprise) "Bieszczady" purchased a number of vessels for the lake and established the lake's White Fleet. The fleet's main ships offer cruises on the lake.







The place where I spent a week of my holiday

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

In the field

19th August 2017

Photos from the farm.



Peaceful place and nice to escape from civilisation.




Later photos from the mountains where we spent last week.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Fences around the world

















Storks in the field.

16th August 2017


Storks walk in the fields so it means it would be a hot weather for a while. Storks have great senses so they perfectly know when to leave Poland and go to Africa. 







Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bank holiday


15th August 2107

I spent bank holiday at home reaading and cycling in the afternnon.

Roses from my garden.




The Assumption of Mary, or the Day of Assumption, is an annual public holiday in Poland on August 15. It is also Polish Army Day as it is connected with the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920.
woman praying in church
Many devout Catholics attend church services on the Day of Assumption in Poland.
©iStockphoto.com/andres balcazar

What Do People Do?

Many people in Poland attend church masses on the Day of Assumption. A number of churches have services to remember Polish soldiers who died fighting for their country. Gatherings take place at some cemeteries where readings are made in honor of dead soldiers. Another ceremonious event on August 15 is the Change of Guards near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.
The Sanctuary of Jasna Góra in Czestochowa is a major destination point for pilgrims throughout and beyond Poland. Many pilgrims pray and sing while walking hundreds of kilometers for days.

Public Life

The Day of Assumption is an official public holiday in Poland, so schools, banks, government offices and most private businesses are closed. There is a trade prohibition on public holidays in Poland. People intending to travel via public transport during public holidays must check with the public transit authorities on any changes to time schedules.

Background

The Day of Assumption is connected to the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, fought from August 12-25 in 1920, during the war between the Poles and the Bolsheviks. This battle was considered a breakthrough battle – it decided not only Poland’s independence but it also blocked the spread of communism and Soviet totalitarianism in Europe during the 1920s. August 15 also honors the Catholic belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death. It is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Foggy morning

14th August 2017


It is middle of August but autumn is coming very quickly. Today at seven a.m. was foggy so it is the first sign of autumn in our climate zone.





Tomorrow is National Holiday.