Rosa Luxemburg (5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919)
“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.”
Polish girls in traditional dress dancing in Market Square, Kraków, Poland.
A trumpeter in 1930s in Kraków, Poland playing the famous Hejnal on top of St. Mary’s Basilica. Click to read The Legend of the Unforgotten Trumpeter of Kraków.
Saxon Gardens, Warsaw, Poland
Wawel Castle in Kraków, 1947, by Jan Nepomucen Głowacki (1802 - 1847)
■ Jan Nepomucen Głowacki (1802 – July 28, 1847) was a Polish realist painter of the Romantic era, regarded as the most outstanding landscape painter of the early 19th century in Poland under the foreign partitions.
“I saw once” - the scene at the piano by Leon Wyczółkowski (1852 - 1936)
■ Leon Wyczółkowski (11 April 1852 – 27 December 1936) was one of the leading painters of the Young Poland movement, as well as the principal representative of Polish Realism in art of the Interbellum.
Poland Facts #1: The word “Poland” is the Anglicized version of Polska, which is ultimately derived from the word or “field.” Thus, Poland means “land of the Poles” — which could be a reference to the Polans, Polanies, or Polonians, who were to eventually unite the territories of Poland and establish the first Polish national dynasty, the Piast.
Warsaw New Town, Poland in 1778. Painted by Bernardo Bellotto.
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