Centre of Europe – Suchowola
Suchowola is one of places, called as centre of Europe. Actually there are a few such centers – in Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia... Possibly, every research method to fix centre is different, conception of Europe’s territory is considerable matter as well.
The place was known as centre of Europe even from 18th century, when Polish geographers established it.
Overall Suchowola is small city, about 60 kilometers from Bialystok. Monument near the church marks the center of Europe.
Bialowezski forest and museum
Bialowieza forest is one of the most significant forests in Europe, remind of medieval times, when such look of forests were typical. The site was fully included to UNESCO World heritage list in 1992.
Forest is famous due to its European bisons and old massive oak trees. At Russian tsar's rule and Worlds War I bisons were hunted till no one left. 1929 was decided to start breeding them again in natural surroundings.
The museum in Bialowieza represents the nature of forest, provides panorama of surroundings. The place is about 60 kilometres from Bialystok, could be reachable by bus.
The road of the Tatars
Imagine a typical Eastern Polish village - wooden hamlets, meadows, woods. Bohoniki has all this, but lacks the Christian crosses of either Catholics or Orthodoxes that are so familiar in this region elsewhere. Little wonder - Bohoniki is one of the twi remaining Tatar villages and taking pride in its wooden mosque instead. The Tatars live in this area for more than 300 years, the privilege of settlement a reward by the Polish crown. Aside from Bohoniki, there is yet another Tatar village, Kruszczyniany, about 25 miles away
Kruszyniany - the oldest and...
Kruszyniany - the oldest and biggest of 4 mosques in Poland
Remember to meet one of last Kruszyniany muslims, Mr. Ali Poplawski, who can tell you many stories about life of the Followers of the Prophet in Poland.
wooded area in the city centre
Good park with lots of trees and statues
a very good saturday morning walk in the snow
just near the hotel golebiewski
Quite far from Bialystok and...
Quite far from Bialystok and definitely 'off the beaten path' -
Peasants going to the field on autumn morning,
Cieciory on the Pisa River
Bialystok itself may be not...
Bialystok itself may be not that interesting overall but the area that surrounds it...
Well, see for yourself.