Sunday, October 15, 2017

Łysa Góra

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2017

Łysa Góra (Bald Mountain; also known as Łysiec or Święty Krzyż) is a well-known hill in Świętokrzyskie Mountains, Poland. With a height of 595 metres, it is the second highest point in that range (after Łysica at 612 meters). On its slopes and atop its summit are several hiking trails, the ruins of a pagan wall from 9th century, the Benedictine monastery Święty Krzyż from the 11th century (destroyed during the Second World War, now partially restored), and a Święty Krzyż TV Tower. The mountain also features prominently in a local legend about witches' sabbaths.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Normandy

Received from: France
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: October 2017

Normandy is one of the 18 regions of France, roughly corresponding to the historical Duchy of Normandy. Administratively, Normandy is divided into five departments: Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne, and Seine-Maritime. It covers 30,627 square kilometres, forming roughly 5% of the territory of France. Its population of 3.37 million accounts for around 5% of the population of France. Normans is the name given to the inhabitants of Normandy,and the region is the homeland of the Norman language.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Åland

From: Finland
Category: collection
Date: August 2017

The Åland Islands or Åland is an archipelago at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea belonging to Finland. It is autonomous, demilitarised and is the only monolingually Swedish-speaking region in Finland. It is the smallest region of Finland, constituting 0.49% of its land area and 0.50% of its population.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Brussels

Received from: Belgium
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: May 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Venice

Received from: Italy
Category: from a friend
Date:  August 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fjällbacka

Received from: Sweden
Category: from a friend
Date: September 2017

Fjällbacka is a locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010. Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Święta Lipka

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: July 2017

Święta Lipka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Reszel, within Kętrzyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres south-east of Reszel, 13 km south-west of Kętrzyn, and 55 km north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The village has a population of about 200 and was part of East Prussia until the end of World War II. The village is known for the pilgrimage church, Our Dear Lady of Święta Lipka, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Zakynthos

Received from: Greece
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: September 2017

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. It covers an area of 405.55 km2 and its coastline is roughly 123 km in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sandomierz

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2017

Cathedral Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Sandomierz (Polish: Bazylika katedralna Narodzenia NMP w Sandomierzu) is a gothic cathedral constructed in 1360. Renovated in the baroque style in the 18th century, and received the rank of cathedral in 1818.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Šibenik

Received from: Croatia
Category: from a friend
Date: August 2017

Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the 3rd largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Giżycko

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: July 2017

Boyen Fortress (German: Feste Boyen, Polish: Twierdza Boyen) is a former Prussian fortress located in the western part of Giżycko, in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, northeastern Poland. It is situated on a narrow isthmus between two large lakes of the Masurian Lake District, Kisajno and Niegocin.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Wilczy Szaniec - Wolf's Lair

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: July 2017

Wolf's Lair was Adolf Hitler's first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II. The complex, which became one of several Führerhauptquartiere (Führer Headquarters) in various parts of eastern Europe, was built for the start of Operation Barbarossa – the invasion of the Soviet Union – in 1941. It was constructed by Organisation Todt.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Le Tréport

Received from: France
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: June 2017

Le Tréport is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-eastern France.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Saint Petersburg

Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: March 2017

Tsarskoye Selo was the town containing a former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility, located 24 kilometers south from the center of Saint Petersburg. It is now part of the town of Pushkin. Tsarskoye Selo forms one of the World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments. During the Soviet times it was known as Detskoye Selo.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Riga

Received from: Latvia
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: August 2017

Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 639,630 inhabitants (2016), Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and home to one third of Latvia's population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga's territory covers 307.17 square kilometres and lies between one and ten metres above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.