Monday, 25 September 2017

Autumn at kindergarten

I am in a good shape so i am going to nack tomorrow.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The old headstone

25th September  2017.

This is a headstone which belongs the the father who baptised Karren's grandfather. Amazing that it has survived for a long time. (Read. the previous post,  the history continues).



Crazy days

24th September 2107

Last week was so busy distant cousins from Los Angeles. Karren's grandfather and my were brothers. We have met for the first time. It was a great visit full of joy and laughter but her husband Earle caught a virus  while they were visiting Paris. So when they landed in Cracow it turned oud he is ill with a fever. It was not nice situation in the foreign country.
Later my daughter caught a virus but this weekend me because I have had an earacghe I have to take an antibiotics. Crazy world.




Here in a small wooden church where  Karren's grandfather was baptized. The church is located in the south east of Poland. As a teenager he left Poland and went to USA.

The church was built from pine wooden logs and now it is not in service. It is in on the National Heritage List.

More history tomorrow.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The first day of autumn

23rd September 2017

What a bad weather it is raining cats and dogs,  And what is more it is a danger of flooding. Weather forecast is not friendly. I have caught a virus so I had to take antibiotics and must stay at home. Luckily it is weekend so great opportunity to cure. I am waiting for better Monday. 

Where is sunny fall?





Have a great Sunday. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tomorrow I am going to come back

20th September 2107


It was a very busy time with my cousins from California. What is more Earle have caught virus in Paris and had to stay in bed.


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Busy time

16th /september 2017

I will be back on Tuesday because my distant cousins from California has visited me.


A lot of fun and nice chatting. Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Big Saucer

11th September 2017

I visited Katowice today.

Spodek (meaning "saucer" in Polish) is a multipurpose arena complex in Katowice, Poland, opened in 1971. Aside from the main dome, the complex includes a gym, an ice rink, a hotel and three large car parks. It was the largest indoor venue of its kind in Poland until it was surpassed by Kraków Arena in 2014.
The Spodek hosts many important cultural and business events. Music concerts are especially common non-sport events. It can hold around 11,500 people, although this number is in practice limited to 10,000 or even 8,000 due to stage set-ups obscuring the view. Its Polish name refers to a flying saucer since its iconic shape resembles a UFO. Spodek is a major contribution to the cultural significance of Katowice in Poland, especially for the younger generations. It has also been used as an unofficial logo for the city on posters promoting redevelopment in Katowice. Moreover, Spodek is home to ice hockey clubs in the winter months.








Sunday, 10 September 2017

An impressive building


10th September 2017

Every day I pass it walking a dog. It was an amazing and impressive i the past.


The Combined Heat and Power Plant Szombierki has been an inherent component of the landscape of Bytom since it was opened on 29 November 1920. The investor and the first owner of the power plant was the German company Schaffgotsh Bergwerksgesellschaft GmbH, belonging to the Upper Silesian family line of the Schaffgotschs. The rated power of 100 MW put Szombierki among the greatest power plants in the country and in Europe.
During a visit to the plant you can become acquainted with the heat and electric energy generation process in the combined heat and power plant, whose operation is based on the hard coal combustion. It is also an interesting and inspiring space for the fans of industrial tours as well as artists and participants of artistic and sports events.
Route chronicle
The building was constructed in the modernist style according to the design of architects Emil and George Zillman, the authors of the designs of Giszowiec and Nikiszowiec settlements in Katowice. The construction of the CHP Plant Szombierki was commenced after the end of the World War I. According to a legend, originally, it was supposed to be an explosives factory; however, eventually the building was redesigned in order to serve as a power plant. The plant was opened on 29 November 1920. A four-sided Siemens & Halske clock was mounted on the power plant tower in 1925. It was coupled with 54 clocks operating in the plant. In the years 1939-1944 Szombierki Power Plant had the maximum output of 100 MW. 900 people worked there at that time. It could be considered then to be one of the largest power plants in Europe.



Saturday, 9 September 2017

The second weekend of September

9th September 2017

Show must go and we have already had the second weekend of September. The weather is fantastic and sunny. All trees are green and there are not yellow leaves.









All, photos I took in the morning at 7.30 a.m. while walking with my dog.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A lot of water

7th September 2017


I visited Goczalkowice Reservoir with my students today.













Goczałkowice Reservoir (PolishJezioro Goczałkowickie) is an artificial water reservoir in the Silesian Voivodeship in Poland created with a dam on the Vistula in 1956. The area of the reservoir is 32 square kilometres and its capacity is 168 million m³. It is around 75 kilometres west of Kraków.
The shores of the lake are the breeding area for many bird species.
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