Postcrossing # 41 :
“Wycinanki” is the Polish word for ‘paper-cut design. One of the two most well known modern styles of Wycinanki comes form the area of Lowicz. It is characterized by the many layers of brightly colored paper used in its composition.
This lovely postcard is from Przemek and according to him, this particular paper cut design was made by his great grandmother and that her creations are among those that can be found at the Museum of Folk Lowicz.
Thank you, Przemek, this is truly lovely and I admire the fact that you are proud of your heritage and of your culture. Happy Postcrossing !
Castle Square in Warsaw is where the Royal Castle is located. The Royal Castle was the the official residence of the Polish monarchs.
One of Warsaw’s famous landmarks, Sigismund’s Column, is also located at Castle Square. It was built in 1644 to commemorate King Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596, had moved Poland’s capital from Krakow to Warsaw.
Jacek of Tuchola, Poland sent this lovely postcard that shows how stunning Castle Square is especially at night. Thanks, Jacek !
My 8th Postcrossing postcard came from Karolina of Poland. She’s a high school postcrosser who loves to dance and paint.
Wilanów Palace is a royal palace located in the Wilanów district, Warsaw. Wilanów Palace survived the time of Poland’s partitions and both World Wars and has preserved its authentic historical qualities, also is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.
The palace and park in Wilanów is not only a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland in the past, but also a place for cultural events and concerts, including Summer Royal Concerts in the Rose Garden and the International Summer Old Music Academy. Since 2006, the palace is a member of the international association of European Royal Residences. (source)