On the corner near of the Equerry`s Home there is the monument for polish soldats of AK ( a polish partisants organisation in the II World War). The people put there flowers.
And there is near to the little river called Biala. But this is not a great touristic atracttion.
Visited the "Russian Market" outside of town. Lots for sale in a small space. Also have an outdoor market daily in the park in town. I have purchased table linens, cavier, old military compasses, medals, jewelry and crystal. Different items each time I've been.
In the 16th century there was a Gothic count of the Great Crown Marshall - Piotr Wesolowski. Next it was a residence of family Branicki. The court acquired a Renaissance character (1602-1697). In mid-18th century Jan Klemens Branicki rebuilt it again. And this is at this time the Baroque palace called "Versailles of Podlasie".
Look at the haeven on this pic. The clouds are great, aren`t it?
Warning!! There are in the park a lot of pigeons - so be careful if you don`t want to have a "medaille" ;)
This is the fountain on Ludvik Zamenhof Square...and Ludvik Zamenhof (1859-1917) was born in Bialystok. He is the creator of Esperanto - the international language... If you want know more about Esperanto see the side www.esperanto.net or www.esperanto.pl
Not far from this fountaine, there is a nice pub - Castel - it have very nice coffee garten, there is too a little fountain.
This is the main gate to the Branickis Palace. There is too a old clocke on the tower of this gate. This was the gate to the palce`s court. On this court in spring and summer is a cafe garten - so you can drink here a beer or a juice near of the palace.
On the next side of the street there is located the Hotel "Golebiewski".
the Atlas statue on the Branickis Palace courtyard.
Today in Branickis Palace there is the seat of Medical Academy. It is really a pity, that there isn`t a museum or interesting collection... But the palace building and the park around I like very much.
The Palace surround the beautiful park. The park of south-western side this is the park in french style. The main alley ending with a gate and Sfinx`s sculptures. Behind this gate there is the beautiful city park. By beautiful weather walk here many people. On the left of the gate is kiosk with very taste ice cream.
The Palace was destroyed in II World War. 1945-1962 one rebuilt it. Inside there are beautiful staircase with sculptures of Atlas. Not long ago was reconstructed the ball hall.
There are not many work of art, becouse the palace was rob of all during conquestes and war.
The most famous streets in Bialystok. Of course it's not La Rambla or Fifth Avenue but if you want go to a pub, club or shopping almost everything you can find nearby.
If you'll walk down the street there're a few of most famous Bialystok's buildings: Rocha's Church, Fara's Church, City Hall and old houses (but I'll tell you in secret...not very interesting;))
Oh and there's something you should know..Basically the firts's part of the street name is Rynek Kosciuszki but everybody calls it Lipowa. That's shorter and easier ;]
A lovely palace in the heart of the city of Bialystok,has a nice cosy bar in the back entrance and a quality yet quiet resturant called the arsenal.
The gardens look great snow covered and i would like to see them in the summer in full bloom.
This palace was erected by a rich aristocrat Jan Klemens Branicki. He was a field commander and even had his own private army. He cared more about the his own interests than the interests of his homeland though. Neverless, the palace is a beautiful Baroque structure. It dates to the 1600's.
The forests of Bialowieza form the oldest national park in Poland. For the last 80 years, there has been no human meddling with nature. Not only is this the last primeval forest in Europe (part of it on Belarussian territory), the national park is also renowned for its bisons. The wildest part of the forest is under special protection, nobody may enter without a guide and the number of groups admitted is limited. However, there are hiking trails in the surrounding as well
Virgin Forest in Bia³owie¿a
It's National Park
It's very possible to meet an iteresting animals. For example : aurochs , lynx.
It's been built in XVIII century by the owner of Bialystok - Branicki. It's an old, beautiful church where you can also see a copy of the picture of St. Mary of Vilnius.
A health resort some 10 kilometers from Bialystok.
Awesome wild forrests, rivers and streams.
The air that will clear your nose and unbelievably clean water.