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Białowieża village in Poland.

The European bison (Bison bonasus), also known as wisent or the European wood bison. It is the heaviest wild animal in Europe. In the free-ranging population of the Białowieża Forest body masses among adults are 634 kg, but an occasional big bull European bison can weigh up to 1,000 kg.

In Poland live more than 1,400 bisons, out of which 1,200 are in free-range herds. You can come across them not only in Bialowieza, but also in the Knyszyn Forest and Bieszczady Mountains.

They sometimes visit the residents of Białowieża village

Photo - Irek Smerczyński
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Śledzik Party

no cover charge
dj stevenik spinning Polish vinyl
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28
Viking Bar
1829 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis\

Polish American Institute of Minnesota (PACIM) is co-hosting this event and can’t wait for you to hear all these Polish records! The vinyl will be 1980s Polish music. Śledz (herring) and pickles provided. Purchase Polish drinks at the bar. Dancing is highly recommended. Get there early if you want booth seating (from Nye’s Polonaise)!

Kind regards,
Pozdrawiam serdecznie
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Now here's a workout to get your heart rate up - climbing to the top

Wolin National Park. Poland
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Cheryl Lysakowski Leslie, Karen Marie Chilstrom and 23 others like this

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Todd McGonagleLooks like how to get down to the lake in Minnesota.

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Mary Trumble EricksonAudrey Jones Anderson should we climb it ?😉

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Jean Ellen WoolworthReminds me of a tower on Washington Island, WI.

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Valerie Lowich IskierkaSend me a postcard when you get there...

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Elaine SollnerOh my 🙀🙀🙀

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Snippet of history - Szlachta - Polish nobility

"Szlachta" is the proper term for Polish nobility beginning about the 15th century. Most powerful members of szlachta were known as magnates ("magnaci" or the "magnateria" class). A Polish nobleman who lived earlier is referred to as a "rycerz" ("knight"); the class of all such individuals is the "rycerstwo" (the "chivalry" class). Most powerful members of "rycerstwo" were known as "możnowładzcy" (the "moznowładztwo" class).
The nobility negotiated substantial and increasing political and legal privileges for itself throughout its entire history until the decline of the Polish Commonwealth in the late 18th century.
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" Skrzeń tajemnica,
Rozzłoceń mus !
We mgle księżyca
Jarzy się mróz !"

Dobranoc.........

* Podhale region in Poland.

" Skrzeń secret
Rozzłoceń Mus!
In The Mist of the moon
It's cold!"

Good night.........
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"A Cat in am Empty Apartment "( Kot w pustym mieszkaniu )
by Wisława Szymborska ( Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature )

Die? One does not do that to a cat.
Because what's a cat to do
in an empty apartment?
Climb the walls.
Caress against the furniture.
It seems that nothing has changed here,
but yet things are different.
Nothing appears to have been relocated,
yet everything has been shuffled about.
The lamp no longer burns in the evenings.
Footsteps can be heard on the stairway,
but they're not the ones.
The hand which puts the fish on the platter
is not the same one which used to do it.
Something here does not begin
at its usual time.
Something does not happen quite
as it should
Here someone was and was,
then suddenly disappeared
and now is stubbornly absent. All the closets were peered into.
The shelves were walked through.
The rug was lifted and examined.
Even the rule about not scattering
papers was violated.
What more is to be done?
Sleep and wait.
Let him return,
at least make a token appearance.
Then he'll learn
that one should not treat a cat like this.
He will be approached
as though unwillingly,
slowly,
on very offended paws.
With no spontaneous leaps or squeals at first.
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Sculpture in the Galindia* hotel complex in Iznota village, Masuria region, Poland.
*Galindians were two distinct, and now extinct, tribes of the Balts. Most commonly, Galindians refers to the Western Galindians who lived in the southeast part of Prussia. Less commonly, it is used for a tribe that lived in the area of what is today Moscow.The name "Galinda" is thought to derive from the Baltic word *galas ("the end"), alluding to the fact that they settled for some time further west and further east than any other Baltic tribe.

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Decisions Decisions - they're both favorites
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Fat Thursday in Poland is celebrated on the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. This year, 2017, it will be celebrated on the 23rd of February.Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek in Polish) is a religious tradition, and a very delicious one, which is celebrated by millions of Poles by going to their favourites bakeries.The answer to this question is relatively easy, Poles have a real interesting way to celebrate this day. They spend it eating sweets and cakes, but most of the time they eat a traditional Polish doughnut that is called ‘Pączek‘ (plural: Pączki).During this day, it’s also common for Poles to eat a great dessert that is called Faworki (also known as Chrusty), which are thin dough ribbons, fried until crispy and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Kamieńczyk Waterfall (Szklarska Poręba), the highest waterfall in the Polish part of the Karkonosze Mountains.

Its threshold is situated at the altitude of 843 m above sea level. The waterfall forms a three-level cascade 27 m high falling to the gorgeous Kamieńczyk Gorge. The gorge is about 100 m long with vertical, rocky walls reaching over 25 m in height while its width at some parts is less than 4 meters. Behind the middle waterfall cascade there is a cave called“Złota Jama” [“Golden Cave”] hammered by the Walloons and famous for pegmatite and amethyst stones concentration.
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Zamek Królewski

The Royal Castle (Zamek Królewski) in Warsaw, seen from Świętojańska Street. The Royal Castle, due to its iconic appearance and its long history, is one of Warsaw's most recognizable landmarks.

The Castle formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the sixteenth century until the Partitions of Poland.

The imposing façade, built of brick is 90 m long and faces the Castle Square. At each end of the façade stands a square tower with a bulbous spire. The Sigismund's Tower is located in the centre of the main façade, flanked on both sides by the castle.

This huge clock tower of 60 m in height designed in the sixteenth century, has always been a symbol of the Polish capital and source of inspiration for the architects of other buildings in Warsaw. Nowadays, the Castle serves as the Museum and is subordinated to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
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2017 Festival Hours

Friday, August 11:     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 12:    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 13:    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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