July 31, 2009

Czorsztyn Lake

The view from the castle in Niedzica on Czorsztyn Lake and the dam.

July 30, 2009

Niedzica Castle [6]

Unconquered:) The another view of the Niedzica Castle and the path to the entrance.

July 29, 2009

Niedzica Castle [5]

Today next photos from the inside of the castle in Niedzica. In the first one, you can see several trophies of local hunters:) We prefer these animals before taxidermy...
In the second photo there is the knight in his chamber. We strongly believe that it is just the exhibit and he did not have a chance to meet any taxidermist:)

July 28, 2009

Niedzica Castle [4]

We come back to the castle in Niedzica. You can see the view on Czorsztyn Lake from one of the terraces in the castle. In the foreground you can see details of the roof of one part of the castle.
This small 'room' is situated on the roof of one of the parts of the castle.

July 27, 2009

Children of Mountains [Indonesia]

Today we post the last set of photos from the festival 'Children of Mountains'. In the photos you can see the ensemble 'Al Izhar Pondok Labu' from Jakarta, Indonesia.
We were delighted by the performance. It was full of emotions, colours and hypnotic music.

July 26, 2009

Niedzica Castle [3]

We are again in the castle in Niedzica. You can see two of the chambers which present you how this place looked like some time ago when it was a residence.

July 25, 2009

Niedzica Castle [2]

Today two photos from the inside of the castle in Niedzica. People can visit the castle (tickets are quite cheap - about 2 Euros - 9 Zlotys). Moreover, one part of the castle (you can see it on the right side of the first photo) is a hotel (we do not know the prices:))
The second photo presents the view from one of the terraces.
The castle is full of interesting chambers with many exhibits. We will post them in successive days:)

July 24, 2009

Niedzica Castle

Today we want to show you the castle in Niedzica - the village situated about 60 km in west-south direction from Nowy Sacz.
The Niedzica Castle was built in the 14th century (more about the history of this place you can find here). The castle is situated on Czorsztyn Lake (there is the dam on the Dunajec River just near the castle).
We will present you some other photos from this place in the nearest future.

July 23, 2009

On the promenade

On Jagiellonska Street you can find many interesting buildings. This is one of them.

July 22, 2009

Children of Mountains [Latvia]

The performance of the children from Latvia was the main attraction of the second day of the 'Children of Mountains'. We enjoyed this show - it was full of passion and joy:)
The ensemble of 'Zelta sietiņš' came from Riga. It is the largest children's folk group in Latvia which was established in 1958. The name of the ensemble means 'the Gold Strainer' ("Złote Sitko").

July 21, 2009

Children of Mountains [Bosnia and Herzegovina]

'Children of Mountains' is the annual international festival of children's folk ensembles in Nowy Sacz. In this year our town hosts children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia and Indonesia. More about the festival you can read here.
Children present cuture of their countries by singing, folk-dancing and national clothes.
The festival has started on Sunday and will go on the whole week. Every day people can admire performances of the children from particular country and their mates from Polish ensembles.
Today we present you photos from the yesterday's show. You can see the children from the ensemble 'Lola' from Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

July 20, 2009

Fair of the St. Margaret [2]

Some of you wanted to see more photos from the yesterday's fair - here you are:)
Apart from the various stalls, people dressed up in medieval clothes attracted the attention of visitors.
Everyone could buy even the knight's helmets.
People could also admire few birds of prey. This is one of them.

July 19, 2009

Fair of the St. Margaret

Yesterday and today, a medieval fair took place near the church of the St. Margaret.
In the first photo you can see a girl who is making clay pots and vases (pottery).
In the second photo there is one of many stalls.
In the third picture you can see famous mountainous smoked cheeses ('oscypki').
There were also medieval knights and, as you can see, they fought for dear life:)

July 18, 2009

The Little Galician Town [6]

These are two angles of the townhall in the Little Galician Town.

July 17, 2009

The Little Galician Town [5]

This is another part of the Little Galician Town. The path leads to the Etnographic Park in Nowy Sacz (Skansen). We plan to go there soon so we will show you this place with great pleasure:)

July 16, 2009

The Little Galician Town [4]

This is a detail from one of the buildings in the Little Galician Town. It is written on it : 'Photographic work-shop'.

July 15, 2009

The Little Galician Town [3]

More manor houses in the Little Galician Town.
In the next few days we will post some more photos from this place. We hope you will like them:)

July 14, 2009

The Little Galician Town [2]

We are again in the Little Galician Town. Today we present you the replica of the manor house from the XIX century from Łososina Dolna.

In this building there is a specialist library. It contains collection of books and magazines about history, history of art, archeology and about the region of Nowy Sacz.

July 13, 2009

The Little Galician Town [1]

Today we post a photo from the Little Galician Town. It is situated on Lwowska Street, about 3 km from the center of Nowy Sacz.

The Little Galician Town is one of the projects of Nowy Sacz's museum. The project is a reconstruction of a small Galician town. It is not finished yet, more information about this you can find here where you can also see how it will look like.

In today's photo there is the Galician townhall. We will show you other buildings from this place soon:)

July 12, 2009

From under the chestnut

This is the view from under the chestnut on the town square of Nowy Sacz.

July 11, 2009

The path...

... straight to the sky. We found this summer view in place situated just about 30 - 40 minutes walking from the center of Nowy Sacz.

July 10, 2009

Silver river

The view toward the center of Nowy Sacz from the bridge on the Kamienica River. You can see the tower of Nowy Sacz's townhall and the spires of the Saint Margaret's church and the church of The Holy Spirit (on the right).

July 9, 2009


This bus stop for sure looks optimistic even in gloomy days:) We found it near one of the churches when we were traveling through the Wooden Architecture Route.

July 8, 2009

Together but alone...

We found this sculpture in one of the Nowy Sacz's schools which is situated just behind the Saint Margaret church.

July 7, 2009

Hidden in green

We found this spire from the former monastery of Franciscans hidden in green:)
This is the view from the bank of Dunajec River. You can see other photos of it here and here.

July 6, 2009

In the line

Dunajewskiego Street and its tenements (the meaning of the word 'tenement' in Polish you can find here).

July 5, 2009


... made from flowers in the 'Planty' Park.

July 4, 2009

Masonic sign

Today we present you the masonic sign. During one of our walk through the town we noticed that many buildings in Nowy Sacz have such symbols on their facades.
This sign was found on the yellow tenement on Narutowicza street - just behind the St. Casimir church (the whole building you can see here).
If you enlarge the photo you can see that there is the image of Saint Mary on one of the glasses- strange composition with masonic symbol:)