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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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!
Dedicated to Virginia who has shown interest in my native city (Poznan, Poland)
To piękne i dziwne miasto / A beautiful and strange town
Częściowo zniszczone / Partially devastated
Stopniowo odnawiane / Gradually restored
Bałam się go jako dziecko / Daunting when I was a child
Teraz się nim cieszę / Now much enjoyed
Często je odwiedzam / I often visit it
Czasem ono odwiedza mnie we snach /
Sometimes it visits me in my dreams