Podlasie. Fire Fox from Biebrza / Ognisty lis znad Biebrzy

“Stop, stay!”, replies she, “my lad so lofty, My father old said, I’ll remind: Nightingale’s grace is in man’s voice, But foxiness in his heart”. Adam Mickiewicz – “Świtezianka” “Stój, stój – odpowie – hardy młokosie Pomnę, co ojciec rzekł stary: Słowicze dźwięki w mężczyzny głosie, A w sercu lisie zamiary”. Adam Mickiewicz – “Świtezianka” A fox doesn’t get good press in Polish culture. It … Continue reading Podlasie. Fire Fox from Biebrza / Ognisty lis znad Biebrzy

Podlasie. Nests Level Hard / Gniazda dla zaawansowanych

Spotting it was very hard. Even when Kasia pointed out the exact direction we should be looking at, the search brought us more shame than effect. Couple of people continued to unproductively stare at thicket by the road. Still, we were unsuccessful. Eurasian penduline’s nest differs entirely from other nests built by birds coming to Poland to breed. Pendulines usually hang them on thin tree … Continue reading Podlasie. Nests Level Hard / Gniazda dla zaawansowanych

Podlasie. Stork Pilgrims from Pentowo / Bociani pielgrzymi z Pentowa

“To see a first stork in flight – year will be busy and successful” – a Polish prophecy Year 1991. A huge storm passed over Pentowo, a tiny village in Podlasie, not far from the city of Tykocin. In the blink of an eye, the surrounding area changes drastically – torn roofs, destroyed orchards and broken trees. Yet there is one glimmer of hope in … Continue reading Podlasie. Stork Pilgrims from Pentowo / Bociani pielgrzymi z Pentowa

Podlasie. Ruffs’ third sex / Trzecia płeć batalionów

“Every Human is born a woman or a man. Becomes a woman or a man at the time of one’s conception and remains such until the end of one’s life”. The above is a main statement behind the groups of  “gender ideology” adversaries, for whom the concept of social or cultural sex is a crime against God’s world order and a crime against nature. Today, … Continue reading Podlasie. Ruffs’ third sex / Trzecia płeć batalionów

Podlasie. Dogwood Pond / Dereniowy staw

Surroundings of the Osowiec stronghold, which now acts as headquarters of Biebrza National Park, is a land which might as well be a background for tales and legends. From the azure waters of Biebrza surface yellow marigolds, and the trees frocking up for Spring in green leaves get blot out by bloody red sprouts of dogwood. It may be hard to believe and accept the fact … Continue reading Podlasie. Dogwood Pond / Dereniowy staw

Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Narew isn’t by any means a hospitable river. For many ages its swampy valley was a world of its own, intact, undiscovered. Noways it is still barely accessible and its main current is hidden under the shadows of reed stands for the bigger part of the year. Spring is the best season to come here. Narew valley then transforms into horizon reaching flood plains and … Continue reading Podlasie. The Chronicles of Narew / Opowieści z Narwi

Edzna. House of Wise Men of Water / Dom wodnych mędrców

Some call Edzna “A House of Echo”. Indeed, this phenomenon can be observed (or rather heard) while standing in between some of the buildings of the old Maya city. Personally, I do believe that this name has another, much deeper meaning. Here, like nowhere else, echoes of the past civilization can be heard. One that fascinates millions of people to this day and one that left … Continue reading Edzna. House of Wise Men of Water / Dom wodnych mędrców

Campeche. Bucaneers Golden Age / Złota era bukanierów

We start our Campeche sightseeing with Malecon, a promenade running alongside Gulf of Mexico. Apart from a refreshing breeze, what’s really attractive about this place is a belt of some excellent restaurants and bars which specialty are fish and seafood dishes. There is a calm and blissful feeling to this place. Cyclists, runners and strollers alike share Malecon fairly with many tourists coming here from all over … Continue reading Campeche. Bucaneers Golden Age / Złota era bukanierów

Campeche. Water Taxi / Wodna taksówka

Pretty hard to catch a taxi these days. Unless you are prepared to share with other passengers. This is one of my favorite photos from Mexico, hence I thought I would share it with you before writing another post. Dość trudno jest dziś złapać taksówkę. Chyba, że jesteście gotowi podzielić się nią z innymi pasażerami. To jedno z moich ulubionych zdjęć z Meksyku, dlatego chciałem … Continue reading Campeche. Water Taxi / Wodna taksówka

Uxmal. At The Beginning There Was An Egg / Na początku było jajko

A long time ago Uxmal was ruled by a mighty king. His power was absolute and the city was so great, no one and nothing dared to threaten it. There was however a legend which stated that once the city gong is heard, the city will fall from the hand of a boy, one who wasn’t born by a woman. At the same time, there … Continue reading Uxmal. At The Beginning There Was An Egg / Na początku było jajko