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Tarnow, Sokolow Mlp. and Ulanow

we start the day at the old cemetery in Tarnow
we start the day at the old cemetery in Tarnow
a branch of Witek's family is buried here
a branch of Witek's family is buried here
hmmm; time for some maintenance
hmmm; time for some maintenance
Witek translates an ancestor's inscription for us
Witek translates an ancestor's inscription for us
then a walk thru the lovely cemetery
then a walk thru the lovely cemetery
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992837.KaSJ0AH4.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992839.FHbbwL1g.jpg in town, a former manor house, now ethnographic museum
in town, a former manor house, now ethnographic museum
the steeple of Tarnow cathedral
the steeple of Tarnow cathedral
today is the Feast of Corpus Christi; there are multiple processions in town
today is the Feast of Corpus Christi; there are multiple processions in town
the main square and old town hall
the main square and old town hall
not unlike this old postcard!
not unlike this old postcard!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992848.hnRfmhsf.jpg quite a few old buildings in town
quite a few old buildings in town
at another square in town...
at another square in town...
...we find the remains of the synagogue destroyed by Germans in WWII...
...we find the remains of the synagogue destroyed by Germans in WWII...
...but the past Jewish presence in Tarnow is memorialized everywhere here
...but the past Jewish presence in Tarnow is memorialized everywhere here
one of many local poets
one of many local poets
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992857.vYHtHurr.jpg the history here is long and rich
the history here is long and rich
and the architecture quite varied
and the architecture quite varied
back to the cathedral
back to the cathedral
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992912.m6bYusbb.jpg Witek explains to us about the fad of sleeping figures on tombs...
Witek explains to us about the fad of sleeping figures on tombs...
...which extended even to infants
...which extended even to infants
back on the streets, we wrap around the cathedral
back on the streets, we wrap around the cathedral
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992916.rklZEn9x.jpg this school is named for inventor Jan Szczepanik...
this school is named for inventor Jan Szczepanik...
...who experimented with photography and image projection
...who experimented with photography and image projection
under this scaffolding is a building designed by Witek's ancestor...
under this scaffolding is a building designed by Witek's ancestor...
...who also designed this church...
...who also designed this church...
...and the associated school complex
...and the associated school complex
it's a beautiful way to part from Tarnow
it's a beautiful way to part from Tarnow
now we're a bit north, in Marla's ancestors' town of Sokolow Malopolski
now we're a bit north, in Marla's ancestors' town of Sokolow Malopolski
the town is small but with a large park in the center
the town is small but with a large park in the center
here's the former synagogue
here's the former synagogue
and at the edge of town, a Jewish cemetery
and at the edge of town, a Jewish cemetery
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992927.7sNUy512.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992928.Q4rCehJn.jpg Marla probably has ancestors here, somewhere...
Marla probably has ancestors here, somewhere...
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992939.ld99g3ZY.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992940.WCmWP0HN.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992941.eh8FZo3V.jpg panorama of the Sokolow Maloposki Jewish cemetery
panorama of the Sokolow Maloposki Jewish cemetery
now a quick stop in Lezajsk, home to a Bernadine basilica and monastery
now a quick stop in Lezajsk, home to a Bernadine basilica and monastery
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992944.NbVqCbQF.jpg the church is famous for its Baroque decoration and its pipe organ
the church is famous for its Baroque decoration and its pipe organ
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992946.qM4wgcyk.jpg
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992947.bePC9t59.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992948.S4sr3EMV.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992949.y24AwVxp.jpg the grounds are quite attractive as well
the grounds are quite attractive as well
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992951.iI6A0zaj.jpg then on to Ulanow, another of Marla's towns
then on to Ulanow, another of Marla's towns
it's a lovely setting, on the San and Tanew rivers
it's a lovely setting, on the San and Tanew rivers
we find a helpful man who brings us to the Jewish cemetery
we find a helpful man who brings us to the Jewish cemetery
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992955.MA5U0Oms.jpg quite a few stones are still standing
quite a few stones are still standing
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992957.tYuQA1hW.jpg the man tells us that when he was a boy here, there were no trees in the cemetery
the man tells us that when he was a boy here, there were no trees in the cemetery
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992975.arQfoF4E.jpg Marla finds her g-g-g-grandfather's headstone!
Marla finds her g-g-g-grandfather's headstone!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992977.znl3ggWe.jpg the man who helped us suggests we visit with the town historian...
the man who helped us suggests we visit with the town historian...
...so here we are (with Witek translating), looking at a 1930's index of residents
...so here we are (with Witek translating), looking at a 1930's index of residents
unfortunately, the index stops at H
unfortunately, the index stops at "H"
then crossing town to the museum, we pass some historic wooden houses
then crossing town to the museum, we pass some historic wooden houses
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992983.iyPZEhDm.jpg
Mr. Dambek lets us into the museum he created...
Mr. Dambek lets us into the museum he created...
...which has an impressive collection of Jewish artifacts as part of the town history
...which has an impressive collection of Jewish artifacts as part of the town history
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992986.x2Ng1kVX.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992987.bvQ2m4A2.jpg
there are a large number of papers in Hebrew and Yiddish...
there are a large number of papers in Hebrew and Yiddish...
...with which the museum could use help in translation
...with which the museum could use help in translation
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143992990.CJaP1Q3V.jpg elsewhere in the museum, the town's working history is celebrated
elsewhere in the museum, the town's working history is celebrated
many of the townspeople have worked in timber and transportation on the river
many of the townspeople have worked in timber and transportation on the river
this has been a day of very interesting finds!
this has been a day of very interesting finds!