A few rural sights seen along a road crossing Vilnius County—wooden village houses and fields surrounding them created an idyllic scenery, so difficult to take eyes off.
A good thing about travelling by trains and buses is that sometimes there are no connections to the place where you want to go and you have to go there on foot. This is what happened to me on the way to one of the sites I planned to visit in the Pilsen Region (Czech Republic). No trains and buses there made me take a backroad through fields and forests, and that was a perfect occasion to see the less explored part of that area which probably still remains unknown even for many locals.
An urban-type settlement in Grodno Region of Belarus, counting 5400 inhabitants. Plenty of wooden houses situated along its street make it similar to a peaceful and remote village. A few sights from this idyllic place on the photos below.
An oldfashioned pram stroller and some other stuff put near the entrance to a tenement house on one of the streets in Krakow suggested that there’s something extraordinary hiding behind the doors. That impression wasn’t misleading.
Płazów is situated within Subcarpatian Voivodeship in south-eastern Poland.
In XVII-XVIII century it was a town and, despite never getting significant meaning, it still was vibrant local craft and trade centre. Płazów lost its town privilegies at the end of XVIII century and today it’s a village with population of 480 inhabitants.
If by some reason you come to Płazów, it’s worth to have a look on an abandoned Orthodox church here as well as another, Catholic church, which is still in use and cemetery or just have a walk on the streets of the village where still you can see some old houses.
Lanckorona is a village located 30 kilometres south-west of Kraków in Lesser Poland. It lies on the Skawinka river, among the hills of the Beskids. It is known for the Lanckorona Castle, today in ruins. Apart from the castle, you can also find there well preserved 19th century wooden houses, situated in the centre of the village, which, as well as a beautiful view on the area around from there, makes Lanckorona worth to see place.
When you’re in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, it’s worth to look up for one beautiful sight here – the Bridge of Angels. It’s not the first bridge at this place – there had already been a few other ones there, but were damaged by the flood. The current one was built in 1903-1910 and is decorated with stone statues of archangel Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and guardian angel which make this at first sight ordinary bride look really impressive.
Piekary is a village on the Vistula river situated near Kraków. When you are here, it is worth to visit an abandoned neo-gothic villa (built in the middle of XIX century) and some old buildings around surrounded by a huge park.
Pleszów is a former village which currently is a part of Kraków (Poland). The first thing which you see when you are here is a great industrial place—Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks which makes the area around look grey and gloomy.
The Dr J. Babiński Neuropsychiatric Hospital, often called by locals ‘Kobierzyn’ because of the place where it is situated, is the largest psychiatric hospital in Kraków. Apart from playing an important role in the provision of mental health services, the hospital is also a local heritage monument—the whole complex of the one-century old buildings surrounded by a picturesque park is listed in Krakow’s Monument Register.