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Niepołomice Castle & Museum

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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....
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Church of 10,000 Martyrs

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Located in the town of Niepołomice is a church called Church of 10,000 Martyrs to honors those that have died because they were Christians. Today, a Christian will die about every 10 minutes because of their faith. The church was originally built in the mid fourteenth century with funds from Casimir...
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Benedictine Abby in Staniątki

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Sunday morning we started out by visiting the Benedictine Abby in Staniątki which is a village near Niepołmice. The day started out with some rain, but that did not deter us at all, as umbrellas did the job of pretecting just fine. This trip I now have had the opportunity...
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Kraków Rynek at Night

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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) I have been to the rynek (town square) in Kraków many times, but had yet to see it at night, so Gosia decided that we would goand see the night activity in Kraków. It had been a hot Saturday and the evening temperature was beautiful. Everyone was...
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Camaldolese Abby in Bielany

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There is a little bit of an interesting story behind this post. It has actually taken 5 years to complete my exploration into the Abby. In 2011, I was flying into Kraków & with the GPS camera I had I took a photo of an interesting structure on a hill. I...
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Przegorzały Castle

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Przegorzały used to be a seperate village near Kraków, but now it is a part of it. High on a hill while driving along the highway, you can see this large mansion which is called Przegorzały Castle. It was built during WWII in about 1 year for the governor of the...
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Kościuszko Mound in Kraków

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There is a man made mound built on top of a hill in Kraków. This mound is 35.5 meter high & is in the middle of an old fortress which it is one of four such mounds in Kraków. The mound is named after Tadeusz Kościuszko who is famous in...
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Tyniec Castle & Benedictine Abby

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Not far from Kraków there is a castle in the village of Tyniec. It is called of course - Tyniec Castle, which lies along the Wisła River. Tyniec Castle contains a famous Benedictine Abby formed by King Kazimierz in 1044 & is the oldest monastery in Poland and is still in...
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Pope John Paul II Center in Kraków

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Right near the Devine Mercy Sanctuary is Pope John Paul II Center. Just a short scenic walk along a paved trail takes you to the Center for Pope John Paul II. The main church is filled with very ornate tile mosaics of various religious scenes. If you only go to see these...
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Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków-Łagiewniki

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Devine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków Today is the day of visiting churches. First thing this morning after breakfast, we went to the The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Kraków where there is a shrine designated by Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) to Saint Faustina Kowalska who is buried there. The area...
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Leaving Maków Podhalański to Kraków

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Gosia Makes something healthy to eat My time in Maków Podhalański is finished. After I visited the priest in Żarnówka which was early in the morning, I returned to the Agroturystyka where I was staying in Sucha Góra. An Agroturystyka is a place that is like a small farm that has rooms...
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Żarnówka Parish near Maków Podhalański

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As I had mentioned in an earlier post, if you are going to do research in the churches in Poland you have to allow extra time in case you are not able to find what you are looking for and have use another avenue of research. I have a perfect...
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Donations

OK, here is what I did in this case. Because I spent so much time in the church in Maków Podhalański & the nun was so wonderful an... Read More
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The Beekeeper & Maków Podhalański Area

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Driving back and forth from Sucha Góra and Maków Podhalański there was plenty of opportunity to capture scenes from everyday life in this community. Only a few houses from where I am staying there a beekeeper with a beautiful garden full of flowers & of course his beehives. He was...
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Cemetery in Maków Podhalański

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After the time spent in the church office, it was time to pay a visit to the cemetery. I had a photo of one grave and was hoping to findit. I know that graves most often are "recycled" so I knew I may not find the grave I was looking for....
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Church name

Connie, I guess you were there shortly after I was there! The church name was on the sign on the outside of the church & written ... Read More
Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:44
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Church Research in Maków Podhalański

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Church in Maków Podhalański My Blog Posts have not occured that often the past few days, as I have been busy doing some client research in the church office (Kancelaria) in Maków Podhalański. For those that wonder what it is like to do research here in Poland, you will gain...
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Adventures

I am happy to hear you are enjoying my adventures! Thanks!
Friday, 19 August 2016 22:34
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Leaving Dąbrowa Górnicza to Maków Podhalanski

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Mountain View from the Home I stayed at. My time with Łukasz Firkowski & his family has come to an end and before I left, I was once again treated to some good food. There is a chance I will be able to see Łukasz one more time, but that...
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Pszczyna

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OK, I know you are all looking at the title of this post and wondering how do you pronounce it. First Pszczyna is the name of atown, and the best way to pronounce it would be " PSHCHINA". It takes some practice, but I know you can do it! :) After...
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Gardens in Goczałkowice-Zdrój

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Today we visited an amazing garden in Goczałkowice-Zdrój. The garden is huge & is the hobby of a well-to-do couple. This gardenhas been built over many years & the couple have opened their 10 acre garden to the public for free. No words can describe how amazing it is & truely,...
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Leśniowski Sanctuary in Żarki

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We finished up Saturday with a visit to Leśniowski Sanctuary in Żarki, where there are some beautiful gardens around an old church. Antoni Leśniowski is reported to be the person who first recognized Crohn's desease. In Poland it is also refered to Leśniowski's desease. While we were there, there was a multilingual wedding...
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The Legend of Mirów & Bobolice Castles

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Bobolice Castle After making a stop at the construction site of Łukasz & Ania's future new house. we went to see two castles which are only 1.5 kilometers apart. The castles Mirów and Bobolice are connected by a picturesque rocky trail. It is only about a 1/2 hour walk between...
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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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