Tykocin. Great Synagogue / Wielka Synagoga

In the very center of a beautifully renovated Tykocin main square, on a stone pedestal stands alone hetman Stefan Czarnecki. Holding a golden mace in his right hand, despite over 300 years passed, he still wields symbolic power over the surrounding area. Now fighting an uneven fight against herds of pigeons, he is the only one who remembers time when cobbled streets saw armed knights … Continue reading Tykocin. Great Synagogue / Wielka Synagoga

Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

Arab word فأس (pronounced Fes) literally translates as a “pickaxe”. According to a legend, Idris I, the founder of kingdom of Morocco supposedly used a  pickaxe made of gold and silver while planning out the borders of Fez. It was the VIIIth century AD and roughly a hundred years later, the city became Morocco’s first capital. Soon after, Fez was already an important cultural, economical … Continue reading Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia