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Zamosc and Lancut

we arrive in Zamosc just in time to catch the opening game of the Euro Cup!
we arrive in Zamosc just in time to catch the opening game of the Euro Cup!
then a nice walk to the old town for dinner
then a nice walk to the old town for dinner
the fortifications still stand in a few places
the fortifications still stand in a few places
the old town was conceived as a 'citta ideale' by Jan Zamoyski...
the old town was conceived as a 'citta ideale' by Jan Zamoyski...
...and built in the late 16th-c...
...and built in the late 16th-c...
...remaining mostly intact today
...remaining mostly intact today
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995610.QLCSvpgG.jpg after dinner (and another football match), we walk back to our hotel...
after dinner (and another football match), we walk back to our hotel...
...passing Jan on the way
...passing Jan on the way
the next morning we visit much more of the old town
the next morning we visit much more of the old town
a glimpse up at the fortifications, which protected the city for centuries
a glimpse up at the fortifications, which protected the city for centuries
the main square is ringed by an arcade
the main square is ringed by an arcade
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995616.hR2YZHnp.jpg inside the city museum, a model of the town as originally built
inside the city museum, a model of the town as originally built
Mr. Z is featured everywhere
Mr. Z is featured everywhere
pictorial reference to the Swedish Deluge...
pictorial reference to the Swedish Deluge...
...and more recent military events
...and more recent military events
the belting cloth of the Polish noblemen...
the belting cloth of the Polish noblemen...
...as worn by the Zamoyski clan
...as worn by the Zamoyski clan
a curious encouragement to soldiers
a curious encouragement to soldiers
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995644.5l4hyB26.jpg the mirror shows us with our friend and guide Witek
the mirror shows us with our friend and guide Witek
traditional dress from the 19th-c.
traditional dress from the 19th-c.
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folk art as produced for the past two centuries
folk art as produced for the past two centuries
now we are at the restored Zamosc synagogue...
now we are at the restored Zamosc synagogue...
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995650.7s3kNezg.jpg ...which also serves as a museum of Jewish history in Zamosc and the region
...which also serves as a museum of Jewish history in Zamosc and the region
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995652.Jy8ro09t.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995653.QyQfM8aw.jpg here's the Water Market, a peaceful square in town
here's the Water Market, a peaceful square in town
now we are wandering the streets
now we are wandering the streets
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995656.TWpjOSPb.jpg at the city's edge...
at the city's edge...
...heading toward the cathedral
...heading toward the cathedral
at the entrance, a memorial to civilian war dead
at the entrance, a memorial to civilian war dead
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995660.ignJQI3I.jpg relics of Mary Magdalene (seems rather a lot)
relics of Mary Magdalene (seems rather a lot)
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995662.J4a0L2ql.jpg a last pause before leaving Zamosc
a last pause before leaving Zamosc
a panorama of the main square of Zamosc
a panorama of the main square of Zamosc
now we are in the village of Zwierzyniec in the Roztocze National Park...
now we are in the village of Zwierzyniec in the Roztocze National Park...
...famous for its water...
...famous for its water...
...and its frogs!
...and its frogs!
twelve species of amphibians make their home in this preserve
twelve species of amphibians make their home in this preserve
you have to look closely
you have to look closely
Marla is on guard against mosquitoes
Marla is on guard against mosquitoes
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a view from the frog lookout in Zwierzyniec
a view from the frog lookout in Zwierzyniec
then on to Lancut, where we visit the restored synagogue
then on to Lancut, where we visit the restored synagogue
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995679.oot5c2tX.jpg we are given an excellent tour by the caretaker
we are given an excellent tour by the caretaker
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995681.fQakYP5B.jpg the building and decor date from the 18th-c.
the building and decor date from the 18th-c.
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995684.kv0zsuNX.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995685.zsVKfSrv.jpg
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995686.zsK6FKWo.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995687.4eqrWXSm.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995688.76iwt4yC.jpg a small museum inside tells some of the history of Jews in Lancut
a small museum inside tells some of the history of Jews in Lancut
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995933.9UfHA5KS.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995934.KPnKzaek.jpg the original cemetery is mostly gone; these stones are kept safe here
the original cemetery is mostly gone; these stones are kept safe here
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now we walk the gardens of Lancut Palace...
now we walk the gardens of Lancut Palace...
...one-time home to Potockis and several other Polish noble families
...one-time home to Potockis and several other Polish noble families
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995939.Bkq5N8kF.jpg now a large number of birds call it home
now a large number of birds call it home
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995941.gKwGKZpi.jpg a game of camera-tag with Witek!
a game of camera-tag with Witek!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995943.TfkeTYWo.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995944.7gyJ8x8n.jpg
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995945.PZZQJj9q.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995946.TEMPdxcy.jpg it's a nice way to end the day
it's a nice way to end the day
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995949.VkCrsj6D.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f143995950.028bBaNK.jpg we are sorry to leave also...
we are sorry to leave also...