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Lake Lubie - most beautiful lake in Drawskie Lakeland

Lubie is beautiful and large lake located in Western Pomerania, in Drawsko County, Poland. The depth of the lake is up to 46.2 m, length of 14.1 kilometres. There are 5 small uninhabited islands on the lake. Lake is clean and rich in fish - especially pike, perch, zander, bream, and whitefish.

Beautiful Pomeranian river of Drawa flows across the lake. It is a popular aquatic trail in Poland. The lake is very attractive for boaters and windsurfers. Lubie is one of the large lakes Drawskie, which is accessible by motor boats.

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Eagles’ Nest - Royal Castle in Bobolice

The royal Castle in Bobolice was built in the Polish Jura as a part of medieval defense system of royal strongholds (so-called Eagles’ Nests) with protected of western part of Kingdom of Poland. The castle in Bobolice is one of the symbols of the Polish Jura and it is one of the most beautiful fortresses on the Eagles’ Nests tourist trail. The Trail of the Eagles' Nests is named after a chain of 25 medieval castles which the trail passes by, between Częstochowa and Kraków (for example: castles in Mirów and Olsztyn).
The picturesque stronghold in Bobolice is situated on a steep rocky hill (360 m above sea level). It was accessible through a drawbridge over the dry moat, and the entire construction was surrounded by walls with battlements, made of local white limestone.
The castle in Bobolice was built by King Casimir III the Great in the middle of the 14th century and from that time on was owned by a number of noble families. The castle was was plundered and totally ruined in 1657…

Tree alley - typical component of the landscape in Poland

An avenue or allée is road or path with a line of trees running along each side (see: Wikipedia). Tree avenues were created a beautiful shade canopy or designed to direct the eye toward some distinctive architectural building or feature, such as a chapels, churches, palaces, manor houses. In order to enhance the approach to mansions or manor houses, avenues were planted along the entrance drive. Sometimes the avenues are in rows on each side of a road between cities or villages.

In most cases, the trees in an avenue will be all of the same species or cultivar, so as to give uniform appearance along the full length of the avenue. Trees preferred for alleys were selected for their height and speed of growth, such as poplar, beech, willow, lime, chestnut, oak or apple and other fruit trees. Shelterbelts and alley of trees were actively introduced to Polish agriculture since the 16th century. The fragmented structure of farms and a diverse topography favour the presence of small tree gro…

Małe Pieniny Mountains - ideal location for landscape photographers

Małe Pieniny (Small Pieniny) Mountains are a very attractive area for hiking, biking and skiing. The routes and trails are very attractive landscape in most outdoor areas dotted with extensive views of the neighbourhood mountains ranges. You can enjoy the picturesque sunsets over the Tatra and Pieniny Mountains or the beautiful sunrises over the Beskidy Mountains. Small Pieniny are the ideal location for landscape photographers and nature lovers.

Read my other articles about Pieniny Mountains:
Small Pieniny Mountains (Małe Pieniny)Małe Pieniny at duskPieniny MountainsTatra Mountains #4

"The Great Synagogue" in Tykocin, Poland

"The Great Synagogue" in Tykocin is the second biggest synagogue in Poland (after Krakow), and one of the oldest in our country. The synagogue established in 1642, was thoroughly restored in the late 1970s. The impressive synagogue that has survived until today was built in the place of a wooden temple from the 15th century, in the centre of the Jewish district – Kaczorowo.

The stone building in the late-Renaissance-Baroque style was based on a rectangular ground plan, size: 18 x 18 m. From three sides the building is adjacent to one-storey extensions, which housed two women's galleries and a vestibule, which was the seat of the cheder as well as a meeting room for the court and kehilla. The rectangular prayer hall is located lower than the vestibule. The two-storey bimah, located in the centre, is surrounded by four pillars that converge, becoming a support for the ceiling. On the east wall, there is a stone frame of the Torah ark, while the remaining walls contained p…

Pentowo - European Stork Village

There are almost 160 thousand of stork couples living all over the world and ca. 44 thousands of them have their nests in Poland. The white storks are seen as bringing good fortune, and their arrival in late March heralds the onset of spring (read more: Storks). In the 90s, the European Natural Heritage Fund nature (EuroNatur) came up with the title of “European Stork Village” to those municipalities that besides having a strong presence had made significant efforts to white stork protection and conservation of the breeding areas. Since then, each year EuroNatur honours the contribution of a different village. According to the foundation regulations, such a title may wear only one place in each country. The first location was awarded Cigoc, Croatia, in 1994. In 2001 Pentowo in Poland was honoured with a prestigious title of the European Village of Storks. 

Pentowo is a settlement situated near Tykocin between the Narew and the Biebrza National Parks in Eastern Poland. The vicinity of …
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