What a paradox! Jastrzębie is known for its coal mines, power stations, plants - and the place came into being as a spa in 19 century!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jastrz%C4%99bie-Zdr%C3%B3j Jastrzębie Zdrój is a city in south Poland with 94,072 inhabitants (2007). Its name comes from the Polish words jastrząb ("hawk") and zdrój ("spa" or "spring"). Until the 20th century it was a spa village situated in Upper Silesia. It was granted city rights in 1963. Jastrzębie Zdrój is currently situated in the Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Katowice Voivodeship (1975–1998). In the early 1980s, the city was one of main centers of workers' protests, which resulted in creation of Solidarity (see: Jastrzebie-Zdroj 1980 strikes).
The City Library
A church with churchyard
Popular silver inscriptions, quite unusual in Krakow.
A plaque to two AK soldiers, missing in 1947 under communist regime`s rule.
A grave of a sapper.
A monument to Silesian insurgents executed by Germans in 1919.
Now, the industrial, socialist-capitalist face of the city.
Tears flow in my eyes - the remnant of old times when there were only state gas stations in Poland.
Some residents registered themselves as anonymous so their names are not displayed on the lodger list. Others didn`t care.
Bad, bad words.....
I was walking around with my wife`s cousin who played a guide. It was really funny because he desperately tried to show me the attractions of his city. So he said: Look, there is a clock tower. You must take a photo of it. ;D ;D ;D ;D
But recommending the sights, he fully realised the silliness of it, and we both laughed. That is why I do like him. And to please him, I am showing these pictures:
This store building is owned by another cousin of my wife. He is disliked in the family, though, because he is a rapacious businessman who looks down on people and uses them. He mercilessly cheated my brother-in-law, for example.