Thursday, September 18, 2014

Klobuck Fences

Klobuck is the hometown of my grandfather's family. My ancestors have lived here for more than 350 years and I have many cousins still residing here. I expected Klobuck to be small like Sztabin but it is much larger and not far from Czestochowa (about a 15 minute drive).  The population is about 13,000.  

Linking to Good Fences




The pathway around St. Marcina Church in Klobuck.
The monastery next to the church.

Klobuck's school across the street.

Klobuck was granted town rights in 1339 but long before the town was established, this area was part of a major trade and it is possible that the ancient Roman trade route called “amber track” ran right through the settlement. The amber track was used to join the Mediterranean coast with the Baltic Sea.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful stonework! i like the mix of iron and brick in the fencing, too.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! That pathway is amazing!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That must have been quite a journey for you; treading in your ancestors' footsteps again.

Mersad said...

A lovely little town, with many sights. I also like the stonework and the fences.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Cranberry Morning said...

Interesting post, Ruth. Beautiful stonework in that path. Did I tell you that Kevin and I have been watching a 1980s movie series based on the book by Herman Wouk - War and Remembrance. I think it should be required reading/viewing for all seniors in high school.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Interesting fences and the path way is pretty nice for walking on.

Fancy or what.

Ida said...

Very nice fencing and that stone path was amazing. I like the different textures in the shots. Again, lots of history in this little town for sure.

bj said...

Love the stone path...great photos.

Marie said...

Nice fences! And beautiful cobblestone streets!

happywonderer said...

Quite a variety of fences in this town. I, too, like the pathway...

Debbie said...

what a beautiful place and that pathway is gorgeous. i would love to see something like that at my house!!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The stonework in the walkway is quite amazing!

Stephanie said...

Interesting fencing and love that stonework walkway.

Chandra said...

Ruth,
Nice history and great fences.
Thanks for taking us with you.
Peace :)

Roan said...

The fences are awesome and love the stone path!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh My; the stone path is so gorgeous and the fence have really elegant design(^_^)v
Thank you very much for sharing the history of Klobuck.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Grantham Lynn said...

Interesting collection of fences. I love the stone buildings.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

How fascinating to have been able to trace your roots and go back to a town that has so much personal history!

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