Perhaps, he was the best at painting snowy landscapes. Whom are we talking about? About Julian Fałat, an unsurpassed Polish watercolor painter, a master of painting impression. At the beginning of the last century, he permanently bound his life to Bystra near Bielsko-Biała, where he built a villa called ‘Fałatówka”, and where he was buried in the village cemetery. This interesting museum, which is a branch of the Bielsko-Biała Museum, cultivates the memory of the painter.
The historic Church of Saint Barbara in the district of Mikuszowice Krakowskie of Bielsko-Biała is a Catholic parish church in the Diocese of Bielsko-Zywiec. The building from 1690, with a sloping roof is surrounded with wooden arcades called “soboty” in Polish. It is an example of wooden church architecture in the Silesia and Little Poland style. The church is located along the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. Mikuszowice itself is an old town. Originally the village of Mikuszowice waspart of two principalities.
"Forest churches" in Cieszyn Silesia are memorials to the
times of persecution the local Protestants in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. When the
Catholic Habsburgs ordered to shut down all the
Protestant churches in the principality, the faithful
prayed in secret, mostly in the forests of the Silesian
Beskids. The Protestants from Bielsko gathered at the
stone altar in Mikuszowice Śląskie. You will find the
place while hiking along the Red Trail from Bielskie
Błonia Blonia Bystra and beyond to Klimczok.
"Gypsy Forest ", a park area located in the
south of Bielsko-Biala, is a literal translation of
the German name "Zigeunerwald". However,
the name is a distorted form of "Ziegenwald"
which means "Goat Forest". In the communist
times, this area was called the People's Park.
From the second half of the nineteenth
century up to World War Two Gypsy Forest
was a spa and a residential district. While
walking through Gypsy Forest you can see a
wide variety of architectural styles and feel an
atmosphere of the bygone era.
In the village of Łodygowice near Żywiec there is a seventeenth-century church. It is located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. Originally, it was a chapel, which was enlarged in later centuries. The church was built in a log wall construction, with a shingle roof made of larch wood. The shrine has arcades, which in the past served as shelter for the pilgrims visiting it. It is one of the largest wooden churches in the Polish Beskids.
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