Friday, January 13, 2012

Polish cards

Poland, Poland, Poland... that's the only thing i've been thinking in the last few days. Why?? Because i'm going to Poland next March :D Well, that's not 100% sure yet, that depends on the holidays meeting at work next week, but i'm confident that i'll get my holidays in the 2nd week of March. I'm crossing my fingers.

I won't visit any of these cities though. The main idea is to go to Warsaw, Krakow and Auschwitz but i'll probably visit other places too.

Photo by Dariusz Krakowia

Brama Młyńska (Mill Gate, also called "Harbor Gate" and "Water Gate") is an old city gate of Stargard Szczeciński, in Poland, which functioned also as a watergate. In medieval times the watch lowered a portcullis into the river for the night, which secured Stargard harbour, situated behind the fortification (an exception in this area), from intruders. Today the Mill Gate is the seat of Stargard's Society of Fine Art Lovers.

Photo by Dariusz Krakowia

Białystok is the largest city in northeastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship.
Branicki Palace is a historical edifice in Białystok. It was developed on the site of an earlier building in the first half of the 18th century by Jan Klemens Branicki, a wealthy Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth hetman, into a residence suitable for a man whose ambition was to become king of Poland. The palace complex with gardens, pavillons, sculptures, outbuildings and other structures and the city with churches, city hall and monastery, all built almost at the same time according to French models was the reason why the city was known in the 18th century as Versailles of Poland and subsequently Versailles of Podlachia.

Branicki Palace suffered from bombing and fires caused by the Germans, with damage totaling approximately 70%. It was restored after World War II as a matter of national pride.

The Medical University is housed in the Palace. - in: wikipedia

Photo by Dariusz Krakowia

Wrocław, situated on the River Oder, is the main city of southwestern Poland.

This is a view of the Market Square with the Town Hall, a late gothic building from the 14th century.
These cards were sent by Emerich.

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