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Kielce and the area - amazing Polish Pocket Knives live there


Atch
21 Aug 2023 #31
@ Paulina, thanks for sharing all your memories. You can see the real love you have for your region. That's wonderful! Yes, Ireland is hilly, partly because it's a small island and coastal areas always seem to have very steep hills but pretty much everywhere you go in Ireland there are sloping, winding roads. There are a lot of places where the road goes up, down, up, down again over a run of a few hundred metres :) and we have many hump backed bridges. This was one of my local ones when I lived in the Wicklow mountains.The bridge is just about one car wide and when the farmer is driving the cows across you just wait :) If you meet another car one of you reverses. An artist lives in the little cottage with the red door.

youtube.com/watch?v=gYKGGjmCVSQ
Paulina
21 Aug 2023 #32
@Atch, honestly, even just the description makes me want to visit Ireland :)))) And thank you for the beautiful and relaxing video! 😍
Atch
21 Aug 2023 #33
I'm sure you'd love it there - it's a shame it's so bloody expensive. But a nice way to visit Ireland which is affordable is to volunteer to help on an organic family farm for a week or two. They provide accommodation and food so you'd just have your travelling expenses. Who knows, maybe one day? :))

wwoof.ie/en/hosts
Paulina
21 Aug 2023 #34
I'm sure you'd love it there - it's a shame it's so bloody expensive.

Oh, I didn't think about that... Is it really that expensive to visit as a tourist? 😔
Cargo pants
21 Aug 2023 #35
@pawian
Is thats why people from Kielce are called "Scyzoryki"?
jon357
21 Aug 2023 #36
it's a shame it's so bloody expensive

The food shops in Dublin Airport are hair-raisingly dear. Excellent food though.

Your description of Wicklow reminds me a bit of the Cumbrian coastline, especially Furness, one of my favourite places in the world.

Maybe I've missed it in this thread but nobody's mentioned the Palace of the Kraków Bishops yet. One of the nicest things to see in Kielce.

The regional Dom Kultury is worth a look too, as much for the building as the exhibitions. An amazing building full of 50s marble decoration. You can stay there in (very reasonably priced) rooms. Someone even runs a recording studio in part of it.
OP pawian
22 Aug 2023 #37
Kielce also hosts the biggest military and armament fair/exhibition in Poland. I attended one decades ago, when my current wife was still my girlfriend. She went with me to see those boring weapons because she loved me so much. :):):)



OP pawian
22 Aug 2023 #38
I attended one decades ago,

Wow, it has been 30 years exactly - the first fair in Kielce ever. It was the time I was fascinated with armament and military. The memory of this visit made me create this thread. :):):)
Paulina
22 Aug 2023 #39
She went with me to see those boring weapons because she loved me so much. :):):)

That's a good girlfriend/wife :)))

Wow, it has been 30 years exactly - the first fair in Kielce ever.

That's cool :)))

Maybe I've missed it in this thread but nobody's mentioned the Palace of the Kraków Bishops yet. One of the nicest things to see in Kielce..

It's the best preserved in its original form early Baroque palace in Poland :)

I've visited it many times with my class when I was at art school, because it's a National Museum at the same time and there are paintings of most famous Polish painters exhibited there. Besides the permanent exhibitions there also temporary exhibitions. I remember that some years ago I visited the palace during the Night of Museums and there was a temporary exhibition of Wojciech Siudmak paintings. I loved the way the palace looked in the evening all light up and the quiet, evening atmosphere when I was walking through those empty old rooms :)))

The Palace of the Kraków Bishops in Kielce:

The front:

eveningview

streetview

From the side:

palace

From the back:

back

The garden:

garden
Paulina
22 Aug 2023 #40
walking through those empty old rooms :)))

Some of the interiors of the Palace of the Kraków Bishops in Kielce:

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OP pawian
1 Sep 2023 #41
Residents of Kielce and the area must be extremely happy that PIS Chairman, Mr Jarosław Kaczyński, has chosen their voting district for himself. :):):):) He is going to be No 1 on the election list of PiS candidates to the Polish Parliament from Kielce.

Amasing!!! Such an honour to Kielcians!



Paulina
1 Sep 2023 #42
Ewww, Lord have mercy... 🤢

Apparently we're going to have Roman Giertych here too (on the KO list, but on the last spot)...

So many famous people, I don't know how we're going to handle this... :)))
OP pawian
1 Sep 2023 #43
Roman Giertych

Amasing developments! :):):) Roman Giertych was a deputy Prime Minister in Kaczyński`s gov 2005-2007.
Ironside
1 Sep 2023 #44
Roman Giertych

He won't dare to show his face. After all he is on the wanted list.
OP pawian
1 Sep 2023 #45
He won't dare to show his face.

Giertych on the left looks definitely more handsome and distinguished than Kaczyński



jon357
1 Sep 2023 #46
Giertych on the left looks definitely more handsome

Moseley was marginally better looking than Mussolini, though I'd not vote for either of them.
OP pawian
1 Sep 2023 #47
I'd not vote for either of them.

:):):)
If I had to choose, I would definitely vote for 100 Giertychs than 1 Kaczyński. Those rightist PiS gangsters are a traumatic experience for normal people .:):):)
OP pawian
1 Sep 2023 #48
100 Giertychs than 1 Kaczyński.

oopps, it should be the other way round. Sorry. :):):)
Alien
2 Sep 2023 #49
, it should be the other way round

Seriously?
OP pawian
2 Sep 2023 #50
Nope, on second thoughts it seems I had been correct at first. :):):)
Paulina
4 Sep 2023 #51
A "warm" farewell of Kaczyński in Kielce after his yesterday visit :D:

twitter.com/pr4sky/status/1698421986790080852?s=20

"Wypierdalaj! Wypierdalaj! Wypierdalaj!"

;D

❤️❤️❤️

No wonder he needs so much security - people just looove him so much ;D
GefreiterKania
4 Sep 2023 #52
A "warm" farewell of Kaczyński in Kielce after his yesterday visit :D

He's running from Kielce, right?

*grabs popcorn*
Paulina
4 Sep 2023 #53
@GefreiterKania, yes, he is the NUMBER ONE on PiS' list in Kielce ;D

That add at some truck or something at the end of the video cracked me up: "Zapraszamy codziennie!!!" ("We invite you to visit everyday!!!") lol ;D
amiga500
4 Sep 2023 #54
@GefreiterKania, yes, he is the NUMBER ONE on PiS' list in Kielce ;D

You know why? because there is 16 out of 20 mandates that are PiS country.
Paulina
4 Sep 2023 #55
You know why?

Yes, it's obvious to everyone - because he's scared that he would lose against Tusk in Warsaw :))) Kaczyński thinks he will win in Kielce and that's why he's running from here.
Alien
4 Sep 2023 #56
Kaczyński thinks he will win in Kielce and that's why he's running from here.

Why Kielce?
Paulina
4 Sep 2023 #58
Why Kielce?

Because this region in general has been always a PiS stronghold.
OP pawian
5 Sep 2023 #59
"Wypierdalaj! Wypierdalaj! Wypierdalaj!"

hahaha So sweet. Reminds of some cult Polish comedies. :):):)
jon357
5 Sep 2023 #60
I'm not sure if this has that much to do with it

Remember that there are a lot of roads that were built due to industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, currently impossible to widen without destroying buildings.

and it shows in the road map

You can see it on the map there.

I was surprised to read that when the US signed their declaration; of independence, some of the signatories literally had to hack their way through the forest with machetes.


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