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


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.