...and ended too soon!
These were very nice two days, with fantastic weather.
I managed to shoot some pictures of my place, and of my cycling trip, so I'll try to post them here now, so as to make this blog more colourful. Let's see if this is going to work!
OK, seems like I've managed to insert the first pic - there'll be more coming up!
Now, have a look at the view as seen from the back door - there's our back garden, but at a distance you will see the church surrounded by trees - that's the centre of my village. Our house is located on a small hill, so we get a really nice view of the whole area.
Have a look at my dog as well. We found it, a small puppy, under our car a couple of years ago - and we kept it. Now we can't imagine life without him! He's called Pirat - in Polish the meaning is the same as in English (a sea bandit with a steel hook for his hand... ;-)
Now, let me tell you about what I was doing over the weekend. I spent the Saturday in the way I enjoy most - cycling through the countryside. I took my bike into the car, drove some 50 km away (I know almost every path in my direct neighbourhood, so it is no longer fun to cycle too close to my house), then parked at a random location and cycled on... Funnily, just where I parked my car, there was a sign directing to ruins of an ancient church - dating back to XIII century. I found them, and so here comes another pic :)
I realise that this is not exactly 'ancient' in the English meaning of the word, as it doesn't go back to pre-Christianity, but from the perspective of Polish history, it is quite old. Poland as a state originated somewhere around X century AD (the year 966 AD is often quoted, when Mieszko I - the ruler of a major tribe - accepted Christianity and started uniting other neighbouring tribes under his rule, thus creating a territory later to be known as Poland).
Alright, just one last photo, so as not to make the blog too byte-heavy. I want to show you the kind of road I love so much to cycle on - winding through the hills, fields and forests, going from one small village to another, but with scarcely any traffic on it.
And now, as it is already 3 a.m., my bedtime, I'll have to say good-bye.
This week I'll take my camera to Poznan and try to photograph some scenes there. Till then, cheerio!
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