Poland has known such suffering, conquered so many times and being forced to live under brutal occupation, but never to suppress the fire that kept the human spirit burning.
I/we know little about this in the West. We know so much more about the horrors of the Holocaust; but nothing of the more than two million Catholic Poles who were killed by the Nazis for hiding or sympathising with the Jewish people. So more the elation in seeing the young rising to the opportunities that present themselves in this new 21st century of Freedom.
A visit of the US President was part of the celebration, and an opportunity for him to meet with the new, freely elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. It is hoped that Ukraine might draw strength from the Polish experience, and rebuild their nation, outside the influences of Russia and Communism, into a thriving democratic country.Click to see the photo album of our visit to The Monastery of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa, Poland Click here to see the photo album of our stay in Krakow. Click to see the photo album of our visit to Warsaw, Poland
While on the road, I find time to add captions to the photos in the albums. Hopefully, these captions will provide the outline of a story that gives you some idea of what we are experiencing.
A wonderful, colourful and atmospheric album, Michael! I enjoy so much your “city photo walks” in Europe! Great pictures from amazing cities!
I’ve been following your journeys ever since I added you on google+ about 2 years ago. I’m not commenting very often, but I regularly check out your older and newer albums. You’ve got a great collection of exciting destinations, Michael, and it’s always interesting for me to browse through your galleries!
As to your albums to come, take your time! It’s even “sweeter” when they are being posted little by little at a slower pace thus guaranteeing not to be missed or overlooked by the viewers! At least that is what I do with mine 🙂
Best regards from Vancouver
I used to put all my effort into my blog, but I found that far too onerous while ‘on the road’ travelling. Facebook is a lot easier, and it doesn’t have to be perfect. My poor blog suffers as a result because it doesn’t get the spontaneous posts as of old.
Thanks for your words.