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Friday, July 14, 2006

Plock

Plock- now, the center of petro industry. Centuries ago ... I even heard that it was a capital for 3 days. For sure it was a residence of polish king. It was just a years before Warsaw became a capital. Other fact is that now it is one of the ugliest cities that I saw. Ok, they've got a nice old town but it is enought to move 100 meters from that and you see ruins. However, Plock is fighting back. Thanks to the localisation (120 km from Warsaw) it is becoming more and more popular. Vistula river, that is crossing that city, is nearly clear and you can swim. Also they organize a lot of casual festivals on the beach. I'll tell about one of them later.

more about Plock
and some blog
pictures by Wiktor Dabrowski

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US3 - nice to host you here

Once a year in all major cities of Poland students have their fest. Depends on place and univesities it is a weekend, week or longer when they rule the place. We call it 'Juwenalia' from latin 'juve'. As we all know, student is a very impredictable beast so to make them calm, locals organize some 'attractions'. Thanks to that I was able (unfortunately not as a student anymore) to watch US3 live. They were great- as always. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 19, 2006

me, myself and I




Nobody said that it would be easy- not for me
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Mommy- I want to be a cowboy !

And now you should ask no questions- there is no better milk and meat than in Poland! Ask anyone who eat that. Fresh & tasty 'cause natural. And no french nor italian food can compare to that. This is not a matter of believe- everybody just knows that Posted by Picasa

Ukraine's day

In the modern history of Poland and Soviet Union some, lets call it 'errors' happend. One of them was moving people from the area of Ukraine (int those days Ukraine was a part of USSR) to the various locations in Poland. So the people from Ukraine's landed in the area of Wroclaw and Mazury. They still use their language, have a strong culture and influences in the local authorities. I was enough lucky to see 10th Ukrainian day of culture in Gizycko.

And there was one touchy event. Despite the fact that those were UKRAINIAN days, other minorities, such as german one, has a time for their performance. Realy great idea (but ukrainians were better :P ) Posted by Picasa

Windows ???

This is not a Windows Wallpaper- however, there is an idea where did they get it from. Posted by Picasa

DragonFly

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Mazury 2

A beautyful and calm place by the river. You've got there fields, rivers, silence and realy nice people. Or maybe you want some canoeing?
Most of the grounds are already bought by the people from big cities. Hovewer, if you have a child or just need rest just go there! You can always help local people with harvests. For those who work in the office 8h by 5d it is a nice change. Believe me- I did it this time (see me,myself and I) and I feel great.
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Mazury

Finally, the summer has come and the seasson of trips has started. I went to visit Mazury, the region famous of their lakes. It is not far away from previously described (better to say: mentioned) Gdansk.
Lakes were made by the great glacier, the same that killed mammoths (remember the "Ice Age" ;) ) .
As it is in the most cases- water is for tourists, ground is for people who lives there. This time I had an oportunity to look at the Mazury from this second point of wiev... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

refugee

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

the day at the sea

I realy needed such kind of entertainment. Whole day at the Baltic Sea. There are people who love it and such as me- not realy interested. But sailing... that's the way I like it. Photos by Ada and Me (nobody knows who did which one).

Gdansk

I'm not a kind of sea lover but weekend in Gdansk sounds good even for me. Gdansk has a huge history. As most of a port-cities it has a huge importance for a country that it belonged too. So Gdansk was German (exactly Prusian), for a moment it was so called 'free city Gdansk' that means that it was a kind of a country-city. And finally it is Polish (it was Polish previously but was going from hand to hand). Thanks to that there is a lot of architecture gems and a lot of ruins.

photo by Ada (my camera ;)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

winter



R
ecently I have no time to travel. Event if I have an opportunity then I'm late for a plane (as last thursday). However- that is a 'part' of polish winter

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"peace for her shadows"

Friday, November 11, 2005

panorama