May 31, 2009

Market of Antiquities/ Targ Staroci

Yesterday and today we have in Nowy Sacz the first edition of the event called 'Market of Antiquities'. It takes place in the center of the town - on the Square of May 3rd (the second photo)...
... on the town square (the main and the third photos)...
... and on Jagiellonska Street (the fourth photo).
You can buy there old furniture, jewellery, dishes, books, postcards, magazines and everything else what you are able to find in those piles of the old stuff:)

May 30, 2009

The Tatra Mountains

Sometimes... when the clarity of the air is very good... you can see from Nowy Sacz the Tatra Mountains! In today's photo the clarity is not very good, but it is good enough to see the mountains (it means that sometimes the Tatras can be seen even more clearly).
The distance between Nowy Sacz and the Tatras is about 50-60 kilometers.

Below you can see a partial zoom of the photo:)

Ohh, we almost forget, more noticeable elements of the photo are the railway bridge over the Dunajec River and the mentioned river:)

May 29, 2009

Medieval perspective

In the photo there are elements of the ruins of the castle of Nowy Sacz.

May 28, 2009

Weather Station

In today's photo there is Nowy Sacz's weather station. It is located in the center of the town, next to the former monastery of Franciscans and the Evangelical Church (see here).

May 27, 2009

On the slope

Some parts of the old town of Nowy Sacz are located on the slope. Thanks to this fact we have such nice views like this one which we present it to you today:)
The spires belong to the church of St. Margaret. There is also an interesting bell-tower (you can notice it in the photo). We will show it soon:)

May 26, 2009


The path on the right bank of the Dunajec River.

May 25, 2009

Row of buildings

In today's photo there are the tenements in the town square, behind the townhall.

Here you can see how different this place looked at the beginning of February:)

May 24, 2009

The colours of the spring...

...found at Nowy Sacz's town square:). In the background there is Dunajewskiego Street with the green building which we posted few months ago.

May 23, 2009

Margaret's spire

This is the view on one of the spires of the Saint Margaret's church.

May 22, 2009

Spring view

We found this spring view near the church in Wolowiec:)

May 21, 2009

May 20, 2009

From the foots

The view from the foots of Nowy Sacz's townhall. You can see the town square with its tenements. In the background you can see the spires of the Saint Margaret's Church.

May 19, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [10] - Ropica Gorna

Today's photos show you more perspectives on the church from Ropica Gorna which we presented you yesterday.

May 18, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [9] - Ropica Gorna

We continue going through the Wooden Architecture Route. We present you an old Greek Catholic church from 18th century. It is now a Roman Catholic church. Unfortunately we were late and the church was locked so we weren't inside.
More information about this church you can read in the second photo.

May 17, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [8] - Petna

We come back to our journey through the Wooden Architecture Route:) Today you can see the bell-tower in Petna from 17th century. On the place when the old church was there is the new one.

More information you can read in the second photo.

May 16, 2009

Close-up of the townhall

You have seen Nowy Sacz's townhall many times in our blog but today we present you some details of it:)

May 15, 2009


We found her on one of the tenements in Nowy Sacz's center. She was standing at the corner of Jagiellonska Street and Lwowska Street. When we will walk there next time we will check if she is still standing there:)

Some time ago ... :) we have been tagged by Versailles Daily Photo! Thank you Cieldequimper! Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to manage it earlier.

The rules are simple: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you. List six (un) important things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they're "it". We all feel this blogging community to be one of inclusion and friendship.
Here are our six "happy" things:
1. Spending time with the second 'm':)
2. Photography
3. Cycling
4. Travelling
5. Weekend
6. Sunshine weather.

Our six tagged bloggers (in no particular order):

May 14, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [7] - Gladyszow

It seems to be that many of you like old and wooden churches:), so we're coming back on the Wooden Architecture Route!
In today's photo there is the Greek Catholic Parish Church in Gladyszow. It's not so old (built in 1938-39) like the temples which we posted in recent days, but it has very unusual shape and interesting colouring.
In the second photo you can find further information about it.

May 13, 2009


The view on the center of Nowy Sacz from the footbridge over the Kamienica River. Here you can see how it looks like two months ago from this perspective.

May 12, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [6] - Wolowiec

Today next two photos from Wolowiec. In the second photo you can see one of the gravestones from small and old cementary near the church.
Some of the tombstones are not in good condition. The inscriptions are written in the Cyryllic alphabet (Lemkos use it). It makes that sometimes you can feel there more like in Ukraine or Belarus than in Poland:)

May 11, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [5] - Wolowiec

We come back to our Wooden Architecture Route:) Today we present you the church in Wolowiec. Just next to the church there is an old cementary. The photos from it you can see in tomorrow post:)
More information about the church you can see in the second photo.

May 10, 2009

Inside of the Jesuit church

As we promised, in today's photo there is the interior of the church of The Holy Spirit.

May 9, 2009

The church of the Holy Spirit

The church of the Holy Spirit in the very center of Nowy Sacz. As you can see, the building of this temple is a little bit "hidden" and it does not have a shape like other churches.
Tomorrow we will post a photo from the inside of the church, which looks more standard:)
Have a nice weekend!

May 8, 2009

Late afternoon's castle

A new perspective of Nowy Sacz's castle. Sunsets are great! They are even able to shed a golden light on old stone walls:)

May 7, 2009

Blooming chestnut tree/ 100th post

This is the chestnut tree in the town square. It is very famous in Nowy Sacz. We can say that it's our 'meeting place':) If you want to make an appointment with somebody in the center of the town, the better choice is 'near the chestnut':)
In the recent years the chestnut was sick (there are some pests which destroyed the trees). But in this year they put special bands on the trunks of many trees in Nowy Sacz (you can see it when enlarge the photo) and it seems to be that it works! All the trees with these bands are green and are blooming very beautiful:)

It is also our post #100:)

May 6, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [4] - Hanczowa

Today we're moving from Kwiaton to Hanczowa - a village situated about 50 kilometers from Nowy Sacz.
This church was built in the second half of the 19th century and, similarly like the Kwiaton's one, is a great example of Lemkos culture. More information about this temple you can find in the last photo (click on it to enlarge).

May 5, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [3] - Kwiaton

We are again on the 'Route':) Today we present you last two photos from Kwiaton. In the second one you can also see the surrounding countryside of this beautiful church:)

May 4, 2009

Celebration of the May 3rd

The three photos were taken yesterday in the town square. There was a performance of Nowy Sacz's orchestra of border guard on the occasion of the Polish national holiday of May 3rd.
Yesterday it was the 218th anniversary of the establisment of the Constitution of May 3, 1791.
For interested in history we can add that during the communist rule in our country, it was impossible to put the Polish flag on your balcony May 3rd. You had to hang out the flag on May 1st (it was communist holiday) but you had to remove flags May 2nd because they were not allowed during May 3rd (National Polish Holiday).

May 3, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [2] - Kwiaton

Today you can see other shots from the church in Kwiaton. We managed to go inside:) This church will be renovated soon - we even saw scaffoldings inside.
This church is an example of Lemkos culture. Until 1947 this region was inhabitated by great group of Lemkos. Unfortunately beacuse of the action of communist authorities in Poland they were displaced to different regions in Poland. You can read more about this action (called 'Operation Wisla') here.

May 2, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [1] - Kwiaton

As we promised few days ago we are going to show you some interesting places from outside the town. Today we are starting the series of very beautiful and old wooden churches from 'The Wooden Architecture Route' ('Szlak Architektury Drewnianej'). We hope you will enjoy our photos of the unique objects (some ot them are put on the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage) which we will post at this blog. More information about 'The Route' you can find on its official site. Let's start our virtual trip! We are warmly inviting you to join us!:)

The first temple which we would like to present you is loacated in Kwiaton - a village situated about 45 kilometers on the east from Nowy Sacz. It is a church built in the second half of the 17th century, in the past Greek Catholic, currently Roman Catholic.

More information about this church you may find in our today's third photo (click on it to enlarge).

May 1, 2009

Cementery Gate

This is one of the gates to the municipal cementery of Nowy Sacz. It is situated on Rejtana Street. For interested in history - here you can check who was Rejtan.