Weekend

Saturday was rather calm. Monika and I made naleśniki (crepes) for lunch (or was it dinner? The main big meal is usually around 2 in the afternoon here, and I’m always confused as to what to call it). They were delicious! As a filling we used nutella and cherry jam (not at the same time, don’t worry ;) ).

In the evening, our whole family traveled to the Manufaktura for dinner. This past week, my host parents (Robert & Anna) celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and this supper was held in celebration. (Congratulations again!!)

Photo courtesy Monika Długoszewska

Sunday was even more exciting! My amazing host family took me to Żelazowa Wola, the birthplace of the famous Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin!!!!! It was really, really, really, really, really, really neat! (Can you comprehend the level of my excitement about this?) The grounds were absolutely beautiful…there were gardens and flowers and luscious plants everywhere you looked.

And of course, we visited the famous Annex where Chopin was born.

I don't know if Chopin ever played on this piano or not, but it was still fantastic to see.

If I could read this plaque (which was on the piano), I would be able to tell you more :)

While at Żelazowa Wola, we had the privilege of hearing a Chopin recital, performed by Polish pianist Piotr Świtoń. He played here, inside of the house…

(Why yes, that is an absolutely gorgeous, mirror-finish, Stienway & Sons grand piano - I'm so glad you noticed too!)

…while we sat outside and listened, here.

All of the doors and windows to the room were open to allow the sound to filter out. Plus, the music was amplified. It was absolutely beautiful.

After Żelazowa Wola, we traveled to the town of Nieborów, where we visited the Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. The palace and grounds were gorgeous!

Well folks, that’s all I have time for this evening.

Love & blessings,

Taylor

3 Responses to “Weekend”

  • Mom:

    Thanks Taylor! I love the family picture! Congratulations to Robert and Ania!!!

  • Mom:

    P.S. I love the Chopin pictures as well…do you think Dad will build a bridge like that over the pond? I really like it!!!

  • Aunt Jeanie:

    Oh Taylor! I am jealous! It looks like an absolute fairy land! Your pictures speak volumes! Love you!

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