Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fences in Sztabin

Even though I was raised across the Atlantic Ocean in a small town in Idaho, I feel a connection to this land where all of my  grandmother's family lived and died. When I was younger, I had this inner desire to know more about my Polish side of the family. I think that this drive lead me into genealogy even though I did not read Polish - I did learn to read the language.

 Church of St. James in Sztabin, Poland built between 1905-1910 in a Neo-gothic style.
 Joachim Cheptowicz (1729-1812) was a Polish-Lithuanian Noble. He was a firm believer in helping the farmers to bring wealth to the economy.


 Interior of St. James Church in Sztabin.


 Sztabina Regional Office

Linking to Good Fences

I did not say anything about September 11 but it just breaks my heart to remember that day and the tears just start to run.

14 comments:

Black Jack's Carol said...

There is a wealth of heart and love that comes through in this post. What a momentous achievement to have learned to read Polish. That gives me much food for thought!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat places you've shared. i like the brick wall and simple wood fences, too. thanks, ruth.

Gosia k said...

wonderful places.but polish is one of the most difficult languages.

Ginny said...

The church is fabulous, both inside and out! I am so glad you show the inside, because I would have asked.

Pamela Gordon said...

A fascinating country. It's wonderful that you learned Polish in honour of your ancestry.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love these posts about Poland. Kevin and I have been watching the (long) WWII series, 'War and Remembrance,' and of course Poland and the terrible things the Polish people suffered is not ignored in that series. I too think it is wonderful that you took it upon yourself to learn Polish, Ruth!

Cloudia said...

Such a lovely area. Thanks for sharing your roots




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Bethany Carson said...

St. James looks stunningly beautiful!

Ida said...

Poland looks like a very historic country. I like the beautiful churches and the wonderful statues and fences you've shown here. I cried a few tears today as well.

Poppy said...

The church is beautiful, and again, I sense such a peacefulness, here, Ruth. So glad you were able to visit your grandmother's birthplace, and feel this connection to your Polish roots.

Poppy

Marleen said...

You are sharing beautiful photo´s, Ruth.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Pretty pictures, the forth one is warm and inviting.

don said...

I think its wonderful that you've pursued your families' background and ancestry. This is a very pretty and successful series.

Rose said...

That church is just beautiful. so glad you gave us a peak inside. Really enjoyed all the photos...

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