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In October trees and bushes end their fruit season. Oak trees lose their ripe acorns. It is time to celebrate and enjoy the colours. Golden Polish autumn – that’s the phrase commonly used to describe this season. During October a total change of colours takes place. Only coniferous trees retain their green colour, but the deciduous trees and shrubs are golden and rusty. The green disappears and gives place to bronze, red and yellow tones which create unique autumn aura of beautiful “Polish golden autumn”, especially during sunny weather. The period of leaves’ fall is prolonged in time, as different species loose their leaves at different times. 
Polish autumn is truly beautiful and if you have a chance to visit our country during any of the fall months – do it!

Garden-City Podkowa Leśna

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Podkowa Leśna (literal meaning - "Horseshoe Grove", in full: Miasto-ogród Podkowa Leśna - "Garden-City Podkowa Leśna") is a town in central Poland, in Grodzisk Mazowiecki County, (Masovian Voivodeship). The town is located not far from Warsaw in a beautiful setting of the Młochowskie Forests. Forests surround the town from three sides (the east, the south, and the north).

The area where is situated Podkowa Leśna, since 1861 belonged to industrialist and hunter Stanislaw Lilpop. The creation of the town was connected directly to the Electric Railroad. The line was constructed and operated under the original name "Elektryczne Koleje Dojazdowe" (Electric Commuter Rail) by a privately owned electrical power industry consortium "Siła i Światło" (Power and Light) established with the participation of British capital shortly after Poland regained independence after World War I in 1918.

"Garden-City Podkowa Leśna" was based on 19th century Ga…

Flights over the river

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Sunsets over the Nida Valley

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The Nida is a river in central Poland, a left tributary of the Vistula river. The Nida has a length of 151 kilometres and is made of two smaller rivers, the White Nida and the Black Nida, which merge in the upper part of the basin. The geographical region through which Nida flows is called Ponidzie (Nida Riverside). 

In the north, the region is marked by carbonate and gypsum rocks, while in the south the landscape is flat. The valley of the Nida is wide and covered with meadows and pastures. The bottom of the valley is flat and wet, with peat appearing in several locations in the former oxbow lakes. There was established three landscape parks and several nature reserves in the Ponidzie. 

Ponidzie in the late Middle Ages, it was one of the most important regions of the Kingdom of Poland. There are ancient Lesser Poland towns of Pińczow, Wiślica and Nowy Korczyn located on the banks of the river Nida.



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Summer beginning

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Summer in Poland starts in June and is typically the warmest and brightest season of the year. The month of June is the strawberry season in Poland. You will find them everywhere. From strawberry smoothies and strawberry pierogi, to being sold at outdoor markets. 


July is supposedly the hottest month of the year, however, there is a possibility of a mild summer, when it winds from the West. Then it can be pretty cold and wet. But usually, they are good solid summers. The average temperatures are 25 degrees Celsius, which makes this season the best moment to travel and enjoy the beauty of Poland. 

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Longing for travel

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My dream is to travel. Travelling makes me feel free. I desire the freedom to explore, to see the world in all its glory. 



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Moritzburg Castle - beautiful example of Saxon Baroque style

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About 13 kilometres north-west of the Dresden is located Baroque castle Morizburg. It is one of the most picturesque castles in Saxony, Germany. The castle lies on a symmetrical artificial island and has four round towers that beautifully reflect in the blue water of the pond. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built in the Renaissance style on a granite dome in 1542. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. 

Between 1661 and 1671 the Baroque chapel was added to the castle. The chapel was consecrated in a Catholic rite in 1697 during the coronation of Augustus the Strong to the King of Poland. 

Augustus the Strong in 1723 began the large renovation work from Renaissance to Baroque hunting and pleasure palace. During the reconstruction works the large pond surrounding the castle’s artificial island was built from what was originally four smaller ponds. One alley running directly east visua…
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