Wanderings on Poland (4)
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Beauty is our entire Poland
Podlaski Voivodeship It is located in the north-east of the country,in the geographical center of Europe. Podlaski Voivodeship includes areas of Podlaska Lowland, Suwaki Lake District and the Mazowiecka Lowland. Through its center flows Narew River. The capital is Bialystok.
Bialystok - Branicki Palace
Bialystok - Branicki Palace
Biaystok Branicki Garden
Biaystok Lubomirski Palace
Biaystok - Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Biaystok - Orthodox church of St. Nicholas
Biaystok - Orthodox church of Holy Spirit
Biaystok - Church of St. Roch
Bialystok - bird's eye view
oma and Narew River
Meanders of Narew river
Augustow Canal connects the Biebrza River (the tributary of Narew) with the Neman. Runs through the range of Augustw lakes and valleys of two rivers- Netta and Czarna Hacza. The total length of the Canal is over 101.2 km including 80 km on Polish territory, 17.8 in the territory of Belarus is a 3.4 km stretch of the border. Canal has 18 locks, 14 of them are located in Poland, most of them survived preserved in an unaltered technical shape at today. They allow to overcome the difference in the levels of 54.04 m.Augustow Canal
Augustow Canal - Paniewo Sluice
Kana Augustowski sluice in Dbowo
Sluice in Mikaszwka
Bielsk Podlaski - a street with old wooden buildings
Drohiczyn - View of the Castle Hill
Tykocin - historic buildings in the vicinity of the former Little Market
Tykocin - church St. Trinity and the monument Hetman Stefan Czarniecki
Supral - Basilian Monastery Complex, the oldest object in the complex is of the Annunciation Church from sixteenth centurybuilt in the Gothic-Byzantine style (in Europe, survived only three such churches.)
Supral - Monastery of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and the Renaissance garden
Buchholtz family palace in Supral
Dominican Monastery in Sejny
Grka - wooden manor of family Daszkiewicz
Augustow Primeval Forest - a large forest complex located in Podlaskie province, on Lithuania and Belarus. The entire surface of the forest is about 160 thousand ha, of which the in Polish borders there are over 114 thousand ha. In this area there is Wigry National Park. By Augustw Forest lead almost all canoe trips in Suwalki - by the rivers: Black Hacza , Rospuda, Marycha, Blizna and Channel Augustw. Within the Augustow Forest is located whole the Augustow Lake District with the picturesque lakes, such as:Necko, Rospuda, Biae, Studzieniczne, Sajno, Serwy.
In the forest you can see a small chapel on the tree
and by the road Jesus stands
The forest meadows
Staczyki overpasses near Godap, highest overpasses in Poland, they were part oflocal rail system, arcaded structure 32m high and 150m long, were built in 1926.
Rospuda River it's headwaters of the river is Netta (right tributary of the Biebrza). Flows through the Suwaki Lake District and north-western part of the Augustow Forest. The length of the river is about 102 km.
Among forests and swamps - meanders of Rospuda River
Dolina Rospudy (Rospuda Valley) is one of the most unique peatlands in Europe with totally undisturbed water relations. It is under protection as it is the habitat of many rare species of animal and plant life.
Rospuda in spring
and in the full summer
Rospuda River - canoeing
The Rospuda Valley - range Mysko
The Rospuda Valley near Lake Jaowo and range Sacred Place
Range Sacred Place
Wigry - Monastic complex founded in the seventeenth century by the Catholic Order Camedolite
Bialowieza Forest - a vast complex of forest, a remnant of ancient wildernesses, is located in the Podlaskie and on Belarus. A area of whole wilderness amounts more than 1500 km2 (of which in the Polish borders 620 km2). This is the last remnant of natural forests in the lowlands European.In the Bialowieza Forest is located in Bialowieza National Park (BNP).
Bialowieza National Park
Bison - the undisputed king of the forest
Hunting wildcat, is a bit larger than the domestic cat
CraneEagle owl - the largest owl in Europe
Landscapes of Podlasie
Krynki known from that it has a unique spatial arrangement - like in Paris, the streets radiate out from the six-lateral market.
Krynki - orthodox church Nativity of the Virgin
Krynki - Hasidic synagogue from Slonim
Krynki - Youngest synagogue "Caucasian Beth Midrash."
Krynki - Parish Church of St. Anna
Kruszyniany - Tatar mosque in the late eighteenth century
Music F. Chopin; Nocturne for piano No. 21 in C minorIllustrations - downloaded from web sitesThe presentation prepared by Annathe endBorderland cultures