Category Archives: Poland

Polish folk costume, Poland

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I received this postcard via postcrossing! Beautiful card! Thank you Beata!

Repercussions of typical peasant culture are the distinguished characteristics of the traditional dress of Poland. It is fabulously enriched with magnificent craftsmanship, phenomenal design, appropriate coloring and symbolic aesthetics. Modern Polish people stand far from their traditional costume in today’s usual life but they have also marvelously preserved their clothing heritage which they often showcase in the cultural events and traditional festivals. There is an enormous range in the traditional and folk costumes of Poland that vary from region to region.

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When foreign movies are dubbed for the polish TV, one man reads all the parts, even those of women and children. Viewers hear the original soundtrack faintly in the background.

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Koszalin, Poland

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A nice card from Poland! Thank you Filip!

Koszalin is the largest city of Middle Pomerania in north-western Poland. It is located 12 km south of the Baltic Sea coast. Koszalin is also a county-status city and capital of Koszalin County of West Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. Previously, it was a capital of Koszalin Voivodeship (1950–1998).

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Sadki, Poland

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Another great card from Poland. Thank you Mateusz!

On this card is a polish museum which is located in a palace of the early 17th century. Nice card 🙂

Here are now 10 facts about beautiful Poland:

1.      Poland is the the 9th largest country in Europe.

2.      The most popular name for a dog in Poland is Burek which translates to: “brownish-grey color”.

3.      In Poland the name day is considered more important than the birthday.

4.      Amongst all the members of the European Union, the residents of Poland marry the youngest.

5.      Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.

6.       90% of Poles have completed at least secondary education.

7.       Marie Curie (born Maria Sklodowska ; 1867-1934), the first and only Nobel laureate in two different sciences and first female professor at the Sorbonne University.

8.       Polish born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the earth was not the center of the universe.

9.       Another Polish astronomer, Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) published the earliest exact maps of the moon.

10.     Saint John’s Kupala is a popular holiday in which people jump over fires, a tradition that predates Christianity.

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Korzkiew, Poland

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I think this has to be my 13th postcard from Poland! Great! Thank you Nina!

This card shows a castle in Korzkiew! I googled a bit and it seems that this is a very famous spot for weddings. I can imagine that many couples (better said the women probably ^^) find this rather romantic. This wouldn’t be anything for me, but I can imagine why this so popular.

What about you? How was your wedding like, or how do you imgine your perfect wedding?

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Warsaw, Poland No. 2

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My second postcard from Warsaw! Thank you Sebastian!

Sebasian used to sleep in our storeroom. Funny guy with a very questionable fur hat inherited from his grandma.
He send me this postcard from his vacations in Poland. Very nice!

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Malbork, Poland

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The tenth and last postcard from Poland that I have received from Ewa! Thank you so much Ewa for so many lovely cards! They have delighted my days!

This teutonic castle was a headquarter of teutonic Order. Now – UNESCO heritage! 🙂

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Gniezno, Poland

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Another nice card of Ewa from Poland! Thank you Ewa!

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and St. Adalbert –  a monumental building erected at the place of Preromanesque and Romanesque temples from Mieszko I and Bolesław the Brave (Chrobry) times. Now in Gothic shape from VIV-XV century, extended in XVII and XVIII century.

Gniezno was first capital city of Poland.

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