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Place from my childhood...

I went to Bialowieza twice before.
First time when I was about 10 years old and later on when I was about 23. My grandmother Sofia lived there for most of her life.
I remember Bialowieza from my youth as the magical place in the middle of magical forest with perfect river beach, interesting local people, (or should I say "individuals"), and impeccable nature.
My grandmother had fantastic garden that was her pride, joy and grocery supply. She cooked amazing meals without going to the store. Everything she needed was in that garden. Well...., of something was not there, like yummy raspberries, we found the way to other people gardens sacrificing our wardrobe while climbing fences.... As, I say....magical place, in magical forest....anything possible....

Coming back to the magical place.

I went to Bialowieza for the third time in 2007 taking my husband, Santo with me. The place changed. Old "characters" died or moved away. Every second house abandoned, with grass higher than roof. Two huge hotels on the outskirts of the Town stealing business from local people. Helicopters full of CEO's and other VIP's landing behind the hotels.
The only reminiscence of the old magical place is the forest and local storks........
For me Bialowieza did not survive freedom of economy.....

  • Last visit to Bialowieza: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Nov 18, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    Nice opening photo of the Church.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2008 at 4:17 AM

    What a charming little town!Sorry for your disappointment, but looks as if you found some very special lodging and the restaurant looks so sweet. Bet they serve excellent game dinners.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    Nice page :)

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