Thursday, September 4, 2014

Krasnybor, Poland

Linking to Good Fences

Good fences can be found anywhere in the world and these fences are all from northeast Poland. Krasny means red and bor means forest.


 Krasnybor Cemetery
 Originally, this church was built as a monastery in 1584. My ancestors were married in this small church. Today I walked where my ancestors walked.
 The lights and wires are attached to cement poles. I think that is very clever because we have to replace our wooden utility poles in Utah. Our poles are much taller for some reason too.
 Sztabin Cemetery, eventually even metal erodes away. If a grave becomes neglected and the stones or metals fall down, they reuse the grave for someone else.
 My cousins from the Siebiedzinski family put up this amazing tribute.
 Krasnybor Cemetery
 These old root cellars are still used; anyway that is what we would call them in America. My grandmother had an old dirt cellar beneath her kitchen where she used to grow mushrooms and keep things cold.
Tractors of Poland

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the stone walls. unique cemeteries! my favorite is the last scene. so pretty. :)

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful buildings. And what an interesting cemetery!

Karen S. said...

Oh my these are a series of lovely places and photos! What an amazing cemetery, with so many stories to share I can imagine. I also just adore your blog header photos. What a little cutie you're holding.

Sandra said...

these churches are wonderful. I love the architecture and the graves and the beautiful fence. I like to go to Ga and wander in the cemetery where my dads mother and father and many genrations are buried. but not back as far as these.. only a couple hundred years. the do the same thing in Sweden, if the marker falls and the grave is not kept up they reuse it.. just read that on a blogger from Sweden a couple weeks back

Ida said...

So many great things here. A gorgeous church, a unique cemetery, lovely stone walls and a cool shot of the tractor. I enjoyed this post very much.

Ginny said...

The tractors look a bit like old fashioned cars. How wonderful to be able to go back to the church! Were you able to go in? The cemeteries are very unique, not all straightened up like the ones here. I would love to walk through one and look and take pictures like you did.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures! Good to see other parts of this world. I really like the first picture chapel, the metal cross of Sztabin Cemetery and the cellar.

Marleen said...

Very impressive. The church is beautiful.

Chandra said...

Ruth,
The cemetery is quite nice and the decorations done by your family is outstanding. The photographs are very nice.

Peace :)

PS. Yes, people used to grow things, world over, I remember :)

Debbie said...

a great set of images, i enjoyed them all!!

i'm not sure i like the idea of sharing a grave with a total stranger ;)

Debbie said...

That is a place I would really love to visit. I'm really drawn to all the scenes, but that stone fence around the church where your ancestor got married is my very favorite. My grandmother had a root cellar too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Ruth, that all looks so interesting to me, and I would love to visit that little church and those cemeteries. I am so glad you were able to take that trip. I've never seen an above-ground root cellar. That's what I need.

Stephanie said...

Love the stone walls. A wonderful series of great images!

Felicia said...

wonderful images Ruth. What a great feeling you must have had to walk where you family did.

The churches are beautiful. The tractors look different than here in the US.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's a really interesting post. Loved the pictures. It certainly is a unique sensation, to walk where your ancestors walked.

biebkriebels said...

It is nice to follow you on your journey in the country of your ancestors. Must be a great travel.

Bethany Carson said...

The church looks very neat and the cemetery looks fascinating! Enjoyed seeing all the interesting-looking gravestones.

don said...

A fascinating post. I have heard them called root cellars, but I don't think I've seen one.

Rose said...

I am totally loving these posts...love the pictures.

orvokki said...

Beautiful churches, and interesting information from the tomb.
You had a really nostalgic journey to the roots of your family.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the stone walls in the first two photos and the root cellar is fascinating.

Łucja-Maria said...

Ruth, I'm delighted with your relationship with the Polish.
Blogging with you I did not know that you have Polish roots.
Greetings.
Lucia

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