Poland 3

The Choreographer for the Mazowsze Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble left his car double parked in front of the hotel, as he rushed in to greet us.  A bouquet of flowers for my Mother, a turquoise shawl for me. “What kind of tour is this that you are already leaving Warsaw?” he asked.

Accustomed to traveling around Poland on my own, a guided tour was a concession made for my Mother, who had never been to this country before.  Together with a pleasant group of travelers, we visited all the popular sites, including the Wieliczka Salt Mines, with it’s carved statues and chapels; Jasna Góra, home of the Black Madonna – Our Lady of Częstochowa; Mariacki church in Kraków, with it’s golden altar; and Zakopane, where we took a cable-car up the mountains.

There, in a local karczma (tavern), we were entertained by a Góralski kapela (Highlander band), whom I immediately recognized as Andrzej Obrochty-Bartuś, my favorite !!  In fact, I had just that day purchased a couple of their CD’s, so I asked for their autographs.  I am sure they were surprised that an American even knew who they were.

See also: Poland 1, Poland 2, Poland 4, Poland 5, Poland 6.

 

 

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About Łowiczanka

I'm a former dancer who loves all things Polish, especially the music... whether it be folk songs and dances from Poland, or polka music from Chicago. Oh, yes, and I love pierogi !
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  6. wonderful photos says:

    beautiful photos, read much about the sculptures in the polish salt mines done by the miners many centuries old

  7. wonderful photos says:

    read a lot about the salt sculptures done by polish miners over the centuries in the mines

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