Saturday, January 31, 2009

Slippery


Winter is back again. It's snowing and slippery.

A New Sanitarium


It's been decided. There will be a new sanitarium in Inowroclaw. Object will be build by American company and owner comes from USA. Why I'm writing about it? Because it's probably first case after II WW, we will have private sanitarium. All objects belong to state. Hopefully it won't be architecturally similiar like lumpy Veteran Sanitarium (pictured).

Friday, January 30, 2009

Well Street


Well Street is one of the not many uphill streets in Inowroclaw. ;-)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Birch


They say in Southern Poland Winter is back. Not yet to Inowroclaw

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Goplania


This sign post shows raffly where is Inowroclaw. Goplania is local football (soccer) club.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bill Post


Bill Posts are one of the elements of city landscape. Pictured one is from Sienkiewicz Street.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Euro 2012


Usually on Mondays I sense strange irritation among countryfellows. Yep, weekend ended and it's time to back to treadmill. Pictured building is City Stadium, and it isn't planned as Euro 2012 stadium but when winter end it's going to be a place not only sport events like football matches. Here take place curtular events as well like concerts and festivals.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thaw


Unfortunately whole snow has gone...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inowroclaw's Name Day


I'va almost forgotten we are celebrating now Inowroclaw's Name Days.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Laubitza Street



Today two views of Laubitza Street

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red Army


21st of January 1945 Inowroclaw was liberated by Red Army. Yes. Liberated from Nazis. What happened after was a new occupation but it's different story. I think Russians do not understand or do not want to understand, what they took that time away was our independence. For Poles 1918 and 1919 was time of fight for own state, twenty some years of freedom to 1939 was what they dreamt about for more than 100 years. Five years of Nazis genocide was the most horrible time in our history and people that time believed Red Army brought them freedom and chance for revival, but soon they understood they were wrong. But that day of January 1945 Russians were real liberators, welcoming with tears of joy. Pictured monument is for those people from 2 Armoured Army, for major Tieliakow, for Tankist Macapura, Private Gabarkow, Lieutenant Alejnik and many more whose names were lost. It's not for Stalin, Voroshylov, Beria or NKVD squads. Some people here want to dismantle the monument, but I think it should stay where it is.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

County's Birthday


Local Government Roerganization Act from 1998 restored Counties. Inowroclaw County was created 1st January 1999. I've met various oppinions about this level of administration, from praises to accusations of squandering or main blocade to Inowroclaw development. Whatever you say, County is ten years old and in my oppinion is to early for judgement of it's work. Personally I ddon't remember any upseting or positive events, what for me means it works properly. With oppinions I'll wait for it's 18th Birthday.

Bottleneck


Don't let to deceive the little traffic on this picture. Staszica Street is a part of route to Poznan and Bydgoszcz. In rush hours it looks like million people agglomeration, traffic jams are here horrible.

Monday, January 19, 2009

72,5


Today's title is actual number of Citizens of Inowroclaw. Seventy two and half thousand, this is how many people live here. Back to 1997 city had about 5000 inhabitants more, so we're shrinking. Opened boarders, migration to bigger cities and abroad, especially after joining Poland to European Union done the job. It's wider trend as I've heard and touched more cities in Poland. I remember like few years ago, we were preparing for welcoming 80.000th citizen of Salt City.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spot


Colourful spot in the middle of the picture is outdoor commercial post. What is placed on board is view of a flower carpet. There's absolutely no courtesy, but environmental workers of Council makes real masterpieces from flowers. So far, we have to wait.

Sun Flash


Mix of clouds and sun, late afternoon, patch of fresh snow, piked towers. Sometimes it's hard to believe it's Inowroclaw.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Walking in the sun


Even if frost, when there is sunny weather walk by Spa District streets is pleasure.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sangria


In the winter very often happens spectacular sunsets.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tree Sledging


Some people have enough winter or tried a new sport :-). This sledge hanged on a tree about 8 feet above ground :-)


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Great Orchestra's of Christmas Charity


It's phenomenon which happens every year for 17 years now. There is no second such charity movent in the entire World. The Orchestra plays in Inowroclaw as well. Here is link to official page in English.


Millenium Cross

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cabbage wraps


Cabbage wraps called "Golabki", (Pidgeons in free translation, however haven't got anything common with real pidgeons) is rice and minced meat in cabbage wraps. There are many variations of the dish including vegetarian, with red cabbage or grits. Anyway, visiting Poland you must try it. Delicious. This pictured in tomato sauce.

Uroboros


Let's try this platform. This site is English version of my Polish blog - http://fotokujawiak.blox.pl/html I hope you will like it.
This is fountain, because we've got winter it doesn't work. Actually I'm not sure if it works at all.