Niepołomice Castle was bult in the 14th century & is often called the second Wawel (After Wawel Castle in Kraków). It wasrenovated in the mid 16th centry. Today it houses a museum and is also used for weddings.
Just outside the castle is Osada Podegrodzie which is a small Ethonographic Museum. It turned out that it was closed when we were there, but I managed to get a few photos through the fence.
Beautiful hanging flowers adorn each level of the castle. I have yet to identify them, but found them quite stunning.
The museum holds many artifacts and works of art depicting the history of the Poland and the area. The museum also houses taxidermy animals from a local hunting club.
Our day ended with a visit to Gosia's brother Adam & his family. I was able to meet his wife Kasia & their son David, who I was meeting for the first time. It was a wonderful visit.
I have been doing genealogy research since 2002 & have worked full time as a Professional Genealogist since 2008. I specialize in Polish and American-Canadian Genealogy. As a member of APG, I was the 2010/2011 President of the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG). I have Certificates of Completion for studies in "Foundations of Forensic Genealogy" and "Advanced Forensic Genealogy Techniques". I have been a volunteer librarian at the local Family History Center, and a genealogy research consultant at “Ask the Expert” Ancestry Road Shows. I have traveled to Poland numerous times & researched in churches and archives. At conferences and special events, you may find me dressed up in my Sherlock Holmes outfit, or my Kujawy (the folk costume from the region in Poland where my ancestors came from).