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Sep 11, 2012

A short trip to Łeba in a few parts.;) Krótka wyprawa do Łeby w kilku odsłonach.

This year is odd for me. The older I get the stranger people seem to be. Can you imagine I met a scammer? Well, not that we met in person or I was ripped off but it's still hard for me to believe people can act like this. Like fools. Or thinking the rest of us are fools. Anyway I feel sorry only for a real person who's data were used without the knowledge and consent of this person...

Still I need to apologize for not posting anything for so long and posting yet another non-mini post now. I am waiting for a very important decission and seems to me I can't concentrate on anything else, so when my friend suggested a short trip I thought it was the best idea to get some rest.
It took us 1,5 day only and hundreds of photos!lol. Of course I don't want to make you bored with them but as usual I thought it's a great opportunity to show a bit of Poland to you once again.

This time we wanted to see very famous volatile dunes near Łeba but decided not to hurry up and also see anything we would find interesting while driving there. So today I will show you what we saw before we reached Łeba

This is a palace Below in Sławutówko, built in 1912 by von Below family,now hotel.

As usual I was more interested in surroundings than the renovated palace.;)

A castle von Krockow in Krokowa, built between XIV-XVIII century, hosts a hotel, a restaurant and a museum now.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria church in Krokowa also.

A manor house Six Oaks in Prusewo, also a hotel now.

Again I was most interested in the early XXth century farm buildings placed on the right side of the manor...

....and the walls on the left side of it.

We stopped for dinner in Wierzchucino villiage.

And Sasino was our last stop before we arrived to Łeba. Unfortunately this palace built in 1862 is closed and put up for sale - if anyone's interested ;)- so we could see only a piece of it.

Dziś kolejny nie-miniaturowy post. Trochę się u mnie dzieje i czekam na ważną decyzję i jakoś trudno mi się skupić na czymkolwiek innym. Więc gdy moja koleżanka zaproponowała krótki wypad do Łeby bardzo chętnie się zgodziłam. Dziś fotki z trasy do Łeby. Zatrzymywałyśmy się gdzie chciałyśmy i tak obejrzałyśmy: pałac Below w Sławutówku, zamek w Krokowej, dworek Sześć Dębów w Prusewie czy pałac w Sasinie,który jest na sprzedaż jakby to kogoś interesowało.;)


Giac said...

Hello there,
I hope you are able to make your decisaion without too much trouble. The pictures are absolutely stunning...I would live in that first one. It might not be a post about miniatures, but there is certainly a lot of inspiring ideas here.
Big hug,

Ilona said...

Hi Ewa! These are beautiful pictures of places in your Poland :D!! I love to see these, really I do. Because I get inspiration when I see the weathered and aged walls, doors, windows and castles, thank you for sharing.
Have a great week, greetings, Ilona

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Giac! Well if you travel to Poland one day I am sure you can rent a room there.;) But yes I liked this building too.

The Old Maid said...

Hi Ilona, that's why I take photos of them.:) I am sure most of us get inspired when seeing things like that.:) happy you like them!

World Costume Dolls said...

Thank you for posting this lovely blog. I am a very keen traveller so I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it.(Good luck with your decision-making). Carole.

Eva said...

it seems that you ha da great time. The pictures are lovely and hopefully the decision that you need to make is something good. Take it easy dearie.

The Old Maid said...

Thanks Carol! Glad to read that you enjoyed the photos.

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Eva! It's not me who makes the decision,lol I am only waiting for it to be made by others.;)
Hugs and kisses

Plushpussycat said...

I've missed hearing from you, Ewa! It is great to see a post from you, especially such a beautiful one. As Giac said, your gorgeous photos have so many potential miniature ideas in them. I'm looking forward to connecting with you again soon. xo Jennifer

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Jennifer! Happy you like them too!:)

Efa said...

Pałac?, nie no jasne biorę od razu haha
Cudne zdjęcia, widać od razu, że super wycieczkę miałyście. Gratuluję, i trzymam kciuki za te ważne decyzje^_^

BiWuBär said...

So good to read one of your posts again which always brighten up my day - and I don't think it should always be about miniatures. Your pictures are so interesting and inspiring - your country is really beautiful. And I can't deny it, I love pictures of doors... ;O) Btw - the first place made me wonder if there's a connection between the von Belows and the very common von Bülows around here... (For example our German Grandmaster of humour who died last year and is known by everyone in Germany called himself Loriot, but his real name was Vicco von Bülow) Excuse the mind of an old woman like me wandering - this post was so much fun. I only hope you're fine...!


Daydreamer said...

Hi Ewa! There is no need to apologize for your Beautiful photos of Fascinating places and things!!! I have missed your posts... but I am sure when you show us your mini projects we will be enchanted so it is always worth the wait!!! I Love the little carved angel by the door in the Old Farm Buildings....

John said...

What gorgeous surroundings --it is like a Fairy tale! Hope you got some well-deserved rest on your holiday.

Big hugs,

Margaret said...

I do like to see photos of your country, some very beautiful scenery and lovely old buildings, I hope you your short holiday helped to clear your mind.

The Old Maid said...

Dzięki Efa, trochę Was pozanudzam tą wyprawą, ale postaram się streścić.;)

The Old Maid said...

Hi Brigit! An old woman? lol! Oh, I see you're talking about me!;D
I am sure that von Below and von Krockov have family roots in Germany. So it's quite possible the former owners of the palace were related to the man you've written about.:)
Hugs and kisses dear Friend!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Betsy! As for the mini projects you will have to wait a bit.;) Now I will make you all bored with the stories about my country for a while.;)

The Old Maid said...

Thank you, John! Happy you like them!
Big hugs back to you!

The Old Maid said...

Thank you Margaret! Really happy you like them! Actually I would love to have longer holidays but this was a lot of fun too.:)

Ascension said...

Hola Ewa
Me encantan tus fotografias, eres una verdadera artista haciendolas, quedan preciosas.
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

Muchas gracias Ascension!! Happy you like them!!!!
Hugs and kisses

CWPoppets said...

This place looks like someone can relax and enjoy. It's beautiful ... as are your pictures. I totally understand about not having a mind to make miniature because something really important is happening. :-)
Wish you luck.

The Old Maid said...

Thank you so much Christine.:) Happy you like the photos.:)

Craftland said...

What a wonderful trip.
Thank you for showing this wonderful photos.
Hugs from Craftland

The Old Maid said...

Thank you dear Craftland! Happy you like them!

Sans! said...

Sooooooooooo happy for your and you know why :).

But how come you didn't tell me about the scammer, SS? Write me about it please :):).

Your country is so gorgeous and one day I will visit again :).

The Old Maid said...

Oh that's going to be a looong story,lol. Well you and I were busy...;) I will write soon.:)
And yes! You know you are ALWAYS welcome!!!