Bug River Valley Trail
"Travelogue under construction. Text is comming! :)"
July 2001. Looooong weekend in Poland. Packing list: two bikes, one tent, one camera, sense of humor, my sister and me.
I visited this area many times, but never this way. A name "Bug River Valley Trail" is my own. I don't think if anyone has done that route ever.
Rainy beginning. The Orthodox church in Hrubieszow, built in 1878. It's famous for its 13 domes.
A WATER LILLY
A overflow-arm of the Bug river.
A summer storm. Luckely at evening.
A view on the Bug river in Uhursk.
The ruins of large palace complex. This place is just 100 m from a border. In old park still great trees grow and some of them are 300 years old (the limes and the oaks)
A view on the city and the towers of St.Louise church (1741).
The Orthodox church built in the beginning of 19th century.
The Great Synagogue. The Baroque building built in 1767.
The Orthodox Monastery
A primaeval "castle" from 6th century. Along Bug River are few more castles like this, but this one is the biggest and very well preserved.
The little, colorful Orthodox church nearby
This street-lamp was in use during the dark years, when the borders were guarded non-stop (hard to belive, it was several years ago). Now, nobody cares about the borders and the lamps are the best for a stork nest.
Lovely Renaissance church of St. Anna. It was built in 1626. Later, in the beginning of 18th century the fasade was rebuilt in Baroque style.
The oldest here, Gothic-Renaissance church of The Holy Ghost built in 1511.
The Bug valley near Koden
The Ascension Day procession
Just a bridge.
The little village with 350 inhabitants and wooden houses. Here is another medieval castel, wooden windmill, old, lovely graveyard, and this St. Stanislaw church built in 1780.
A road to/from Niemirow. This road goes only to Niemirow, farther is only Bug River and the border.
The most holy place for the Ortodox in Poland.
The birds don't afraid of the people here. There isn't a lot of visitors.
The Gothic-Renaissance church build in 1560.
"A special chapter for I_Joo :)"
My sister and I (left) in Horodlo
Both of us in Grodek
That's me in Brok
Lunchtime in Terespol
A only remains of the once powerful family. The lonely angel on an old grave.
Here I am... :)
"Campground" somewhere in the vast valley. I hope it was Polish, not Ukrainian side.
A sunny new morning. The mound of Horodlo Union. In 19th century heaping up the mounds like this was one of the ways to protest againts the invaders.
Memento of The World War II