Drodzy Przyjaciele! / Dear Friends!

Przesyłam wszystkim najlepsze życzenia świąteczne.

I am sending my best wishes to you all for a very merry Christmas. It is my great honor and pleasure to introduce to you old Polish Christmas Song performed by Golec uOrkiestra.

‚In the silence of the night’
In the silence of the night a voice radiates:
Stand up, shepherds, God is born for you!
Go as quick as you can
To Bethlehem you hurry
To greet the Lord. […]


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Filed under Rok Polski / The Polish Year


Dear Canadian Friends! Congratulations on a great event – Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize!

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Filed under Arcydzieło literackie / The Masterpiece in Literature, Nagroda. Nominacja / Award. Nomination, Piękne książki / Beautiful Books

The Da Vinci Viol in Poland!

Kindest regards, Wanda

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Filed under Cymelium i curiosum / Keimélion and curiosum

Polish Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in Royal Albert Hall


Wednesday 4 September, 7.30pm

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Symphony No. 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (60 mins)

Ruby Hughes soprano
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä conductor


Symphony of Sorrowful Songs was inspired  by a prayer inscribed on the wall of cell no. 3 in the basement of the Gestapo headquarters in Zakopane. The signature of Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna, and the words “18 years old, imprisoned since 26 September 1944″ were written under the prayer.

One of the songs  says:

No, Mother, do not weep,
Most chaste Queen of Heaven
Support me always.
“Zdrowas Mario / Ave Maria”

The first performance  of the Symphony with the  great Polish soprano Stefania Woytowicz  and conductor  Ernest Bour took place on 4 April 1977 at the Royal International Festival .


M.H. Górecki (1933-2010)


S. Woytowicz (1922-2005)

Stefania Woytowicz and Jerzy Katlewicz present a part of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs:

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Filed under Polecamy! / Recommended by us!, Rok Polski / The Polish Year, W poszukiwaniu straconego czasu / Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit / In Search of Lost Time, Wielcy Polacy / Great Poles


Once a year on August 1st Warsaw’s residents pay homage to the fallen heroes who fought for freedom in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. The largest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WW II, it cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.

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What can you see in the picture  at the top of my site? In this picture you can see University of Warsaw Library!

Location: Warsaw (Poland)
Architects: Marek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski

My kind greetings from Poland!

OKIENKOkatalogiHINC OMNIA                                                                                                                            Fot. Księgi:  P. Kania

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Filed under Cymelium i curiosum / Keimélion and curiosum, Mapa podróży / Travel Map

Mój latający dywan / My Flying Carpet

Dedicated to tkmorin and my international readers.

Shortly  after my announcement of a long break in writing my blog, I have received a new  award nomination from tkmorin, a creator of a brilliant blog on the subject of history of Canada.


What a wonderful coincidence: thank you, friend! As before, after the nomination by Stephanie and by Marcela, I haven’t had time to implement the necessary procedure required in such situation. However, I’ve decided to thank you in a different, rather unusual way.

I’m extending to you, tkmorin, a virtual invitation to Poland with a photo showing the Poland Travel Guide Polska / Poland with my favourite wooden Polish birds perching on top of the book.


I am truly happy to be a member of the blogger’s society. It means so much to me for a reason completely inconceivable to citizens of the free world. For a long time I lived in a communist state, practically without open borders. Many years ago meeting people from other lands in Poland was almost a miracle for a humble citizen, and talking to them—hard or quite impossible due to our poor knowledge of foreign languages. This has been changing slowly at first, and recently much more quickly. In spite of this change, however,  I continue to be amazed that I am able to  ‘talk’ to so many people all over the world, from each continent (excluding Antarctica), from over 60 countries , and that they are reading my blog. So this blog at wordpress.com is like a magic carpet from a beautiful tale. You can see a part of it below under the title A Whole New World:

Of course I am not a beautiful, young princess, but sometimes I feel like a girl flying through the skies, gazing at the following people (in the alphabetical order, with the exception of tkmorin) :


Agroekonomija from Serbia

Andrzej from Poland

Bente from Norway

Cheyenne from US

Chris from Indonesia

Elisabeth from France

Jan from Belgium

Joseph from India

Katy from Czech Republic

Martha from Italy

Marsha from US

Micheline from  Canada

Ralph from Spain

Maria and Tim from US

Marcela from US

Uzoma from Nigeria

Rebecca from Canada

Przemysław from Poland

Sigoese from Indonesia

Stephanie from US

Razca from Romania

Wendy from US

Virginia from US

Volfee from Poland …

It’s a never-ending list; I have to stop!

Once more: so long, everybody!


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Filed under Iluminacje / Illuminations, Mapa podróży / Travel Map, Nagroda. Nominacja / Award. Nomination, Polecamy! / Recommended by us!, Tajemnice / Secrets