It’s a chilly Sunday. Old snow covers the parkland in white, although the small street piles are a grimy grey. I’m approaching the new apartment on ul Puławska when I encounter a stone jester, sitting cross-legged and thoughtful on a plinth at the bottom of a statue, complete with tassels and bells. 141 more words
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If Jeanne d’Arc, called the ‘Maid of Orleans,” had avoided charges of heresy, she might have eventually lived into old age… Remembering her contributions to the independence of France, she might have contemplated a lonelier death than that of a martyr. 50 more words
Astronomer Copernicus, or Conversations with God is an oil painting by the Polish artist Jan Matejko, finished in 1873, depicting Nicolaus Copernicus observing the heavens from a balcony by a tower near the cathedral in Frombork (seen in the back). 227 more words
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~ Jan Sobieski Vanquisher of the Turks at the Gates of Vienna by Jan Matejko
Everything clever has been thought before. We must try to think it again.