Today, we post a photo from Stary Sacz - lovely little town located just 8 km from Nowy Sacz. In the future we will show you more photos from this charming place. Similar perspective of Stary Sacz you can also find in our today's post at Macro Photos:)
Today is the 170th anniversary of public photography. In January 1839 Louis Daguerre (French artist and chemist) announced creation of Daguerreotype - type of photograph. This patent was bought by French government and on August 19, 1839 it was given to the whole world as a "gift". Perfect gift:) We decided to celebrate this day by photographing some old cameras: Zorki (Зоркий), Smena (Смена), Precisa Beier and new one: Fuji.
This is so-called 'Swedish Chapel' ('Kapliczka Szwedzka') from 1771. It is situated near Jagiellonska Street. It commemorates the victory of our town during the Swedish Deluge (Nowy Sacz was the first town in Poland where the Swedes became defeated). The chapel was built in the place where the Swedish soldiers were buried.
This stained-glass window (precisely - there are also doors) you can find in some tiny chapel of Nowy Sacz's Basilica. The text on the top of the window ('Królewskie Miasto Nowy Sącz rok założenia 1292') means 'The Royal City of Nowy Sacz established in 1292'.
In this 'book' there is written information about the place where it is situated (this particular is next to the 'boulders' in the 'Planty' Park). In Nowy Sacz you can find such 'infoboards' near the castle as well (and maybe in some other places where we didn't notice them:))
Tour de Pologne is one of the most significant cycling races on the world (after Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España). The finish of the fifth stage was situated in Krynica, just about 30 km from Nowy Sacz.
We can not miss the chance to see the cyclists of the best teams on the world, like Astana, Euskaltel, Lampre, Liquigas, Columbia and others:)
We would like to share with you our best photos of Nowy Sacz and its neighborhood. Our town is not large (about 85,000 inhabitants; located in the south of Poland) but there is a lot of places which are worth to see.
We hope you will enjoy Nowy Sacz!