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Aug 14 2015

Thetford Priory

On my return to the UK, one of the first places I visited was Thetford in Norfolk.  When I arrived at the train station, I headed straight for the priory, which was the only thing I knew about the town.  As ruins goes, the priory is pretty spectacular because the site is huge, which makes …

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Jul 03 2015

The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

I’ve been to Warsaw a few times and one building that is impossible to miss is today’s Foto Friday, The Palace of Culture and Science.  It has dominated Warsaw’s skyline for the past sixty years. I knew pretty much nothing about this building until I was looking through a book about Poland with a Polish colleague. …

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Jun 30 2015

Dunajec River Gorge

What a beautiful place it is!  I have been twice.  The first time I went, there was still snow and ice in the Pieniny Mountains because of the weather.  It wasn’t a wasted trip by any means because I treated it like a reconnaissance mission.  I was able to suss the place out for my next visit. …

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Jun 26 2015

Empty Chairs Memorial, Krakow

While I was exploring Krakow with a friend, we came across a square that had a number of chairs in it.  These chairs were permanent fixtures, but we didn’t know what they represented until my friend looked it up in her guide book.  Then, I did some of my own research.  As it turns out, …

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Jun 16 2015

Sampling Monastic Life in Wadowice

At some point during my stay in Poland, I had to visit to Wadowice, the town where Pope Saint John Paul II was born and brought up.  So, one Saturday, once I had finished work, I packed my stuff up, and went on my way. When I arrived at the tiny bus station in Wadowice, I …

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Jun 12 2015

The Queen of Krynica’s Spring

There is always a little surprise hidden somewhere, whenever I travel to a new place in Poland.  Last weekend, I spotted this while taking a stroll around Park Zdrojowy on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Krynica-Zdrój – Poland’s biggest spa town.  Until then, I don’t ever recall coming across a statue of the Virgin Mary in a …

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