19 May 2015

Paragliders at Żar mountain.

Żar mountain is located in the mountain range of Little Beskids in southern Poland, 761 m above the sea level. During first, long weekend of may this year, I had a pleasure to visit this place and admire flying paragliders. Please have a look at set of photos taken there.

17 May 2015

Ogrodzieniec Castle

Ogrodzieniec Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Rebuilt several times in its history, the castle was originally built in the 14th–15th century by the Włodkowie Sulimczycy family. The castle is situated on the 515.5 m high Castle Mountain (Polish: Góra Zamkowa), the highest hill of the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland. Please hava a look at my photos taken there.

8 May 2015

Nikiszowiec district in Katowice

Nikiszowiec is a part of an administrative district Janów-Nikiszowiec of Katowice city. Initially it was coal miners' settlement of Giesche mine built on the land of Gieschewald manor (Giszowiec) between 1908–1918 on the mining – metallurgical concern initiative Georg von Giesches Erben.
The remnants of the original workers' housing estate familoks (specialized multi-family residences) comprise one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments and signed on a list of the National Heritage Board of Poland.
Nikiszowiec is mainly known for its uniquely uniform architecture – red brick buildings accented with red-painted windowframing, and narrow streets joined by nice arcade. The neighbourhood was designed by Georg and Emil Zillman of Berlin-Charlottenburg to be a completely self-sufficient community for 1,000 workers with a school, hospital, police station, post office, swimming pool, bakery and church.
Please have a look at some photos that I took there.