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Summer in Poland

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The climate in Poland is determined mainly by the country's geographical location and geography. Poland is in the temperate latitudes, where maritime air from the North Atlantic and continental air from the east converge, causing frequent day-to-day and year-to-year variability in the weather patterns.  The long-awaited summer begins in June and is about three months long. Summer in Poland is predominantly warm with plenty of sunshine interlaced with heavy rains. Traditionally the start of summer is associated with St. John’s Eve, the Polish equivilant of Midsummer. This day is marked by numerous traditions steeped in Slavic customs.  Summer’s here, so it’s the right time to go outside!

Wooden Architecture in Łódź, Poland

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Open-air Museum of the Łódź Wooden Architecture is located on the main artery of Łódź – Piotrkowska Street (Poland). The collection includes 8 objects typical of architecture in Łódź from the turn of the 19th-20th century. These specimens include the old architecture of the city: church, summer villa, one-storey house for workers, wooden tram-stop and 4 craftsmen houses. You can see here presentation of a weaver workshop and active craftsman workshops (ceramic, paper etc.). The buildings were arranged along two streets covered with “cats’ heads” surface opening to the church cube. Styled elements of small architecture were cared for – lamps, well, signs with street names, etc. 

The most most interesting object is summer villa, provided with a angular towers, cubes of verandas as well as the rest of the cubic corpse are made of glass. The picturesque villa retained the affluent architectonic detail. There is a sculpture of the Three Bears in front of the villa. Cuba, Misia and Bart…

Sącz Beskids

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Sącz Beskid (Beskid Sądecki) is a mountain range in Poland and Slovakia. It's a part of the Western Carpathians. The highest peak is Radziejowa at 1262 metres. The mountains are built from flysch rocks - alternating marine deposits of claystones, shales and sandstones (deposition since the Upper Jurassic up to Cretaceous-Paleogene time) which were detached from their substratum and moved tens of kilometers to the north (generally) in the Alpine orogeny . 

 The region has large amounts of forests. The mountain range has not got large amounts of fields when not counting the settlements around the mountain range's footsteps in the area of the mountain range. Some towns here are famous for the properties of its mineral waters, by local highlanders called "szczawy". During every season of the year, Sącz Beskid has a reach offer of attractions awaiting both tourists. In winter, it is a perfect spot for lovers of skiing. In spring, summer, and autumn, mountain range invit…

Flora of the Alpine meadow

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Alpine areas are unique because of the severity and complexity of their environmental conditions. Alpine meadows form where sediments from the weathering of rocks has produced soils well-developed enough to support grasses and sedges. Some plants flower immediately after snow melting or soil thawing. These early flowering plants always form their flowers in the previous season, called preformation. Approximately half of all alpine species flower in mid-season.



ABC Wednesday

In the autumn valley

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Autumn is the most beautiful time in Poland, especially in mountains. It is misty, luminous, and colourful. The view of Beskidy Mountains in autumn is admirable.

Promised Land - Łódź, Poland

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Łódź is a very interesting city located approximately 135 kilometres south-west of Warsaw - capital of Poland. In 14th-18th century Łódź was a small village, and then small and insubstantial town. The 19th century brought with it industrial development for Łódź. The immigrants came to the Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana, the city's nickname) from all over Europe, creating a multinational population with three dominating groups: Poles, Jews and Germans (in the 1930s the proportions of these nationalities was approximately 50%, 30% and 15%). During Łódź’s peak of prosperity its population was doubling every ten years.
In time of Word War II Łódź was attached to the German Reich. The local ghetto established by the Nazis as a prison for 200,000 Jews was eventually liquidated in 1944. Most of its inhabitants were murdered in the camps of Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.
For a few years after the war ended, Łódź effectively took the role of state capital as Warsaw had been completely dest…

Szrenica - summit in Karkonosze Mountains

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Szrenica (1362 m a.s.l.) is a picturesque mountain peak situated in the western part of Karkonosze (Giant Mountains) on Polish and Czech border. Its name originates from the Polish word szron (frost). The peak is deforested, and it is built of finegrained granite which, due to weathering shaped standalone rocks and vaste granite fields, covering eastern part of the slope. There are rock formations with fantastic shapes, located below the summit. The most famous and sought after formations are the three pigs. There is a mountain hut on the peak and a mountain shelter on the slope. The peak is accessible by chair lift , and the slopes are used intensively for skiing.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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