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Jun 15, 2011

Wisłoujście

Wisłoujscie it is a name of a place where our biggest river, Wisła, falls into the Baltic Sea. Today my co-worker decided that we are going back home from work another way and we took...ferry!



As you can see on the photos the trip was really short - we waited for an empty ferry to come back for us much longer than we actually traveled by it but I had a bit of time to take a few photos.






Except from the water and miniature flowers we also saw the Wisłoujscie's fortress, which originally was built in XIV century.

Since this time to the XVIII century the building was being used as a guart-house, a lighthouse, a fortress and Polish navy base. Later the building was used as a jail and during the time between the WWI and WWII there was also a nautical club. In 1945 the fortress was destroyed by the red army.
Even today it is not fully reconstructed, yet it is registered on the list of the World Monuments Watch. The fortress is also a place where many endagered bat's species spend their winters.
And since I was looking for some information about the fortress in the web I can tell you this: this fortress looks much more interesting from the land than from the water side. ;)

Dzis wracałysmy z kolejnej służbowej podróży przez Nowy Port i postanowiłysmy przeprawić się do domu promem Wisłoujscie! No dobra, na prom zdecydowanie dłużej się czeka niż nim płynie, ale dzięki temu mogłam zrobić parę fotek. Z pokładu i drugiego brzegu widać też Twierdzę Wisłoujscie. Radzę poszukać zdjęć twierdzy w internecie, bo od strony lądu wygląda o wiele lepiej i ciekawiej niż od strony wody:)

14 comments:

Sans! said...

Ewa, I think you may very well have to list photography as another one of your many talents and passion. :) Your little jetty reminds me of our own in a little known corner of Singapore.

The Old Maid said...

You're wayyyyy too kind for me Sans:) Thank you so much!!! Isn't it fascinating we all have little known but fascinating corners in our countries? I am very curious what corner it is in Singapore:)

BiWuBär said...

I remember times you had to borrow your co-workers handy because you've left your camera at home... (LOL) - good for us you're now having it with you. I agree with Sans! - you're excellent at taking pictures and you really have an eye for details! Hmmmm, have I said that before??? Yes, I did, but is it my fault that your pictures are always so breathtaking??? ;O)

Greetings
Birgit

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Fascinating photos Ewa! The ferry looks fun :) Sans is right, you always have wonderful photos. It is so interesting to see other parts of the world.

Hugs
Victoria

The Old Maid said...

Yes yes Brigit! I have learned my lesson and I am taking it with me almost everywhere;D
Thank you so much for all the kind words I dont' deserve them really:)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Victoria! I am trying my best but I never am satisfied with them completely.;)Hugs to you too:)

Ascension said...

Ne encantan tus reportajes, me haces visitar preciosos lugares a los que seguramente nunca podre ir.
Fantasticas fotografias.
besitos ascension

Daydreamer said...

Hi Ewa! Thank you for the help with the mixpod!!! :)
I love your photos of the flowers..... and the river crossing looks fun! I like the Tower too..... it is always fun seeing glimpses of another person's country through their own eyes! Thank you for sharing!

The Old Maid said...

I am so happy I can show you a bit of my country, Ascension:) Hope the photos will convince you to visit Poland yourself one day ;D
Besitos

The Old Maid said...

Glad I could help, Betsy!:D Your birds' songs are superb!
And you're very very much welcome!:D

Glenda said...

I'm enjoying your travels so much, Ewa!! Thankyou!
xxx Glenda

The Old Maid said...

Happy you like them Glenda! :D Althought lately I am not sure for how long I will be travelling...

Jollie said...

Great pictures again Ewa from crossing the river and the fortress!
Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs Jollie

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Jollie! Hugs to you too:)