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OP Torq 7 | 708
15 Apr 2024 #571
155th Anniversary

10000

Stanisław Wyspiański, a famous Polish playwright, painter and poet, was born exactly 155 years ago. When Polish currency underwent redenomination in 1995, the value of banknotes with Wyspiański went down from 10000 zlotys to just 1 measly zloty...

1

... luckily the works of the author of Wesele (The Wedding) never underwent redenomination, and they are still valued highly as timeless classics.
Bobko 25 | 1,973
15 Apr 2024 #572
Stanisław Wyspiański

Станислав Выспяньский - in the Orthodox tongue.

Not a very popular guy in Russian literary circles, suffice it to say.

A big fan of the painting of Ivan the Terrible's ambassadors begging at Stepan Bathory's feet :)
OP Torq 7 | 708
15 Apr 2024 #573
Not a very popular guy in Russian literary circles

Heh :)

What can I say? Great people are never popular with everybody ;)
pawian 223 | 24,583
23 Apr 2024 #574
Hiking in the Polish mountains in wintertime.



OP Torq 7 | 708
30 Apr 2024 #575
The Month of Our Lady

We are almost in May, and May in Poland is a traditional Marian month. Tomorrow we are off to Kaszuby for our Majówka; on our way we will surely pass many Marian shrines like this one...

kapliczka maryjna

... and I will definitely attend Mass in Sanctuary of Mother of God the Queen of Families in Kościerzyna...

Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Królowej Rodzin

... so if you have any special prayer requests, let me know and when I'm there I will say a part of Rosary in your intention.
pawian 223 | 24,583
30 Apr 2024 #576
The Month of Our Lady

Reading it on home page, I thought you mentioned the Holy picture of Black Madonna`s journey over Poland.

In 1960s, communists used to arrest the picture to discourage the crowds honouring it.

The tradition still exists today. It is called the Peregrination of the Holy Image. Our village hosted it about 4 years ago.





OP Torq 7 | 708
30 Apr 2024 #577
In 1960s, communists used to arrest the picture to discourage the crowds

... and because the best way to encourage Poles to do something is to officially forbid it, it only increased the Marian devotion of the masses. :)
OP Torq 7 | 708
8 May 2024 #578
Hockey Mayhem 2024

Polska!

After many years Poland's national team comes back to the ice-hockey elite. World Championship Ice Hockey 2024 begins in 2 days. We will start the championship with a game against Latvia on 11th May, 4:20 pm CET. Go Eagles! :)
jon357 74 | 22,396
9 May 2024 #579
ice-hockey

Do people even play that game much?
Alien 21 | 5,197
9 May 2024 #580
play that game much?

Of course, in Canada, the Czech Republic, Russia. e.t.c.
OP Torq 7 | 708
10 May 2024 #581
Black skin, white-and-red heart: 2023

11 listopada

This lovely photo was taken during the last year's Independence Day march in Warsaw. In the photo we can see a group of Polish patriots; one of them, of African origin, is carrying a flag whilst praying to Jesus Christ King of Poland.
Bobko 25 | 1,973
10 May 2024 #582
@Torq

Kania, please forgive me, but I almost had an aneurysm looking at this photo!

My heart goes out to this man.
OP Torq 7 | 708
10 May 2024 #583
My heart goes out to this man.

Mine too. A proper Sarmat if I ever saw one. :)

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