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Streets and Phones

Cellphone and Smartphone cameras have opened up the world of digital photography to everyone. It has also widened the genre od Street Photography and Travel Photography. This is my sampling of that new art form in practice.

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Going to Church

Some of the great locations for photography are the churches and cathedrals of Europe. In these magnificent structures, you can find history, architecture and art. There is so much to see that I will probably follow with a “Part Two” and maybe even a “Part Three”. One thing I would like to impress upon those who chose…

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Day of the Dead

At the end of the golden month of October is spooky Halloween, a fun celebration for Americans. Here in Poland, this uniquely American over-the-top holiday is slowly emerging as a retail money-maker. This year, I spotted jack-o-lantern cookies, ghost cookies, carved pumpkins and ceramic jack-o-lantern shells made for candle-lighting. For a Polish girl, who learned…

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The Panorama Racławicka

The Panorama Racławicka is not just a painting. It is a work of art on a massive scale. The lone piece of art can be found in Wroclaw Poland, in a museum, created to display the 49ft tall X 374ft  long, painting. A 3D illusion is created by blending the image with a seamless foreground extending from…

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Ksiąz Palace – Poland

This is another photographic preview of our castle discovery tour. The detail of the palace and its history can be found on our travel blog at Ksiąz Palace is located high on a wooded hill in the town of Wałbrzych, in the Lower Silesian region. It is dated to the 13th century. Recently this area…

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Czocha Castle – Poland

Another photographic tease from our three-day excursion to some of the many castles which dot the Polish countryside. Czocha Castle began as a stronghold, on the Czech-Lusatian border. Origin of the stone castle dates back to 1329. (Wikipedia This castle has many surprises, secrets and legends. For an in-depth look at Czocha Castle, visit…

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Poland’s Castles

If you search for castles listed in Europe, you will them throughout Great Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain. Top searches even include Romania and Slovakia. Top searches, however, did not include a country with hundreds of castles in central Europe. That country is Poland. We recently visited five of these marvelous feats of architecture…

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Wilanów: The Versailles of Poland

Friends told us there was a “must see” on our recent visit to Warsaw, Poland.  It was a palace constructed by the King of Poland, Jan Sobieski. The Sobieski Palace should at the top or close to it, on everyone’s Warsaw list. It was constructed in the last half of the 17th century. Jan III Sobieski was…

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Cathedral Island – Wrocław, Poland

“I travel for the experience and photograph to share those experiences” -Me On a recent re-visit to Wrocław, Poland, photographing for my wife’s blog (Why Poland) we made our way to see the churches in the section named, Ostrów Tumski or Cathedral Island to see the Cathedral St. John the Baptist. Once, this was an…

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