Polish Culture and Coffee

Every coffee shop claims to have the freshest and best coffee, whether it is brewed from organic beans or not. There is an entire sub culture based off this little bean, and each shop carries different brands that claim to be number one in a field that is so vast that each unique civilization has a different take on the multiple varieties of this one bean.

Organic coffee is one of the most popular trends in the world of coffee at the moment, partially due to the fact that there is a drive that is quite popular for going green and everything the entails. White Cloud Coffee is a perfect example of this, offering up gourmet and organic coffees to satisfy whatever the café drinker might desire.

One of the newest innovations to, thanks in part to the commercial influence of Internet coffee websites, are the clubs that many java… Continue reading

Preserving Poland’s Environment

Erosion is the natural process of wind, water and gravity wearing away soil and moving it, typically downhill. However, while the process is natural, it can be disastrous for people who have to live in a given area. Poland, just like any other nation of the world, can take steps to control and combat erosion in certain areas. However, it’s important that the proper erosion control methods are used in the right areas for the best possible results.

Geotextile Solutions

Geotextiles are erosion control products that are meant to go over the soil to keep it in place, but which still allow air, water and growth to take place. Geotextile composites look very similar to felt, and they go down over soil to hold it in place so that wind and rain don’t wash it away. However, the geotextiles aren’t so thick or so tight that plants can’t grow up… Continue reading

Sights To See When Traveling From Poland To Slovenia

Travel to SloveniaGoing on holiday can be an exciting time for any family. If you are going to Poland, it is well worth the extra time to travel to Slovenia as well. There are numerous sights to see which are historic and beautiful. With so many sights around, it can be difficult to pick just a few, especially if you are limited in your time. Here are some favorite sights to see during the holiday.

In Poland there are numerous parks and sights to visit. The Bieszczady Mountains is ideally on the southern side of the country right next to Slovakia. This is the perfect place for couples and those who love the beauty of nature. This is a secluded area that promotes winter sports, wooden churches, wildlife, and beautiful scenery during the summer seasons.

If nature is not the ideal place to visit, there are other attractions in Poland… Continue reading

Great Polish Painters

The culture of Poland is closely connected with its intricate 1000 year history Its unique character developed as a result of its geography at the confluence of various European regions. With origins in the culture of the Early Slavs, over time Polish culture has been profoundly influenced by its interweaving ties with the Germanic, Latinate and Byzantine worlds as well as in continual dialog with the many other ethnic groups and minorities living in Poland. The people of Poland have traditionally been seen as hospitable to artists from abroad and eager to follow cultural and artistic trends popular in other countries. In the 19th and 20th centuries the Polish focus on cultural advancement often took precedence over political and economic activity. These factors have contributed to the versatile nature of Polish art, with all its complex nuances. Nowadays, Poland is a highly developed country; however, it retains its tradition.

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Krakow – Poland

A part of “UNESCO’s World Heritage Site” list since 1978, the city of Krakow is considered as one of the oldest cities of Poland. Krakow is also recognized a very famous destination for tourists. It is also one of the largest cities in all of Poland.

Krakow according to its history actually progresses in the 15th and 16th centuries as the people of Poland discovered many arts, started learning them and finally after mastering the work they began to earn livelihood for them. In this way, gradually these things began to increase the earned revenue of Krakow hence making it economically stronger.

The geographical location of Krakow is the south side of Poland, and is located on the “Vistula River”. Krakow is very rich with natural beauty which includes trees and plants in abundance.

The climatic conditions are mild in both summer and winter. The summer season gets a temperature… Continue reading

My Polish Pottery

I did not know much about Polish pottery until we started to sell it as a retailer. My wife has had pieces for years, but I guess I never really paid attention to it. I know I’m a guy, and I should probably be looking at sports equipment or tools; but this pottery is really nice. The artistry and colors are beautiful and many of the pieces are great to display in your home, and make a beautiful collectible which can be passed down as an heirloom for generations! The pottery is lead and cadmium free, and safe to use in the microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer. Best of all, it’s affordable and functional! Cooking in it is excellent and with its nonstick surface its better than using a Teflon coated pan (ok, I now sound like I really know what I am talking about!).

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The culture of Poland

Poland and Everything Polish: The Modern Look

Let’s talk about everything Polish: culture, food, fashion, modern brands, as well as Polish heritage, and travels in Poland.

Poland is a country that has changed tremendously in the last two decades. As economists point out, it is one of the largest economies in the European Union, and the only one which hasn’t suffered from the last recession. Economic development is accompanied by changes in many other fields, including Polish culture, fashion, lifestyle of contemporary Poles, and even food, and restaurant scene in Poland.

As a country with long and interesting history, Poland has a very diverse and fascinating tradition, habits, and heritage. From Polish folk art, such as paper cutouts (wycinanki), to Polish traditional food, such as world famous pierogies (Polish dumplings), kielbasa (sausage), and vodka. However, there are also many other things that are typically Polish, and equally, or even more,… Continue reading

Antiquities and the arts

Ancient Greek Antiquities

Ancient Greece art portrays the traditions and customs of four periods, namely the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic. The architecture and sculpting styles of the Greeks have influenced the culture of many countries. People of ancient Greece were very creative and had great respect for various art forms. Ancient Greek antiquities are known for detailing and creative finesse in their handwork.

Ancient Greek Antiquities: Popular Types

Ancient Greek antiquities offer considerable variety as it depicts various civilizations and the country’s diverse and rich cultural heritage.

Some popular art forms include:

Pottery: Greek pottery is found in limited colors, such as red, yellow, black and white. The Greeks made drinking vessels such as:

* Cups

* Amphorae

* Kraters

* Jugs

* Libration bowls

Abstract designs were created during the Protogeometric and Geometric periods. Decoration of pottery was popular, and pertained to figures of gods and mythological heroes.… Continue reading

The relationship of fine wine to art

Should I Invest In Contemporary Art, Gold, or Fine Wine?

It’s not easy to decide whether you should invest in contemporary art, gold, or fine wine, especially if you’re just starting. Ideally, it’s a good idea to have an investment portfolio as diverse as possible, yet that’s also hard to do when first starting.

Invest in Gold If You Want to Protect Your Assets

Generally, investments in gold are not thought to have that much potential to bring in loads of money right away, but are rather regarded as ideal investments for protecting your possessions. Gold has been, is, and will continue to be for years to come highly valuable. So individuals wishing to withstand economic turmoil can convert their assets into gold, knowing that the price of the precious metal is unlikely to decrease substantially. Gold is considered a fairly safe investment, its value being constantly on the rise,… Continue reading

Slavic art

Amazing Hand Painted Eggs – Popular Folk Art Form of Russia

The old traditional art form of Russia is magnificently colourful and unique in its characteristics. Russian folk art has enhanced the life of local people for many centuries and still people use them as antique handicrafts to decorate their homes. Painting eggs in Russia is an ancient as well as popular Easter tradition. It is also called Pisanki derived from the Slavic root pisa which relates to writing.

The custom of making hand-painted eggs is countless centuries old. The delicate art of painting eggs is passed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation. In Russian folklore, the painted egg is the metaphor of sun and lightening and the symbol of renaissance in spring.

Selecting the prized eggs

The artists select the largest and whitest eggs from the most prized layers. Black beeswax taken from the hives in autumn… Continue reading

The finesse lacking in today’s pop culture

How are Popular Culture Arts Represented in Today’s Society?

Spinning Pop is an artistic and conceptual exploration of contemporary social issues in terms of the popular culture arts. Spinning Pop records daily reflections on the issues and events of the day from the viewpoint of an artist and citizen. These recordings are portrayed through distorted figurative imagery. The figurative imagery represented in many paintings and digital collages for this project, are metaphoric of contemporary pop culture and events from a popular culture arts perspective. The initial material is sourced from a mix of personal photography and found images from the global community.

Over the past century and a half, with the exponential availability and use of the photographic image, particularly now in its digital form, visual imagery has become an integral part of our daily life. Almost everyone of all ages in developed countries carry a camera of some sort… Continue reading

Important International Festivals In Poland

First of all, I must say that Poland is a place where many cultural events happen. I live in this country almost 25 years and I can’t say that I am bored and don’t have idea what to do with my spare time. It’ s because throughout the years big Polish cities organized a bunch of festivals. Their range vary from smoky jazz sessions and students days to serious classical music performances. There are also all kinds of folklore and sailor festivals. Probably thanks to them Poland hotels have so much visitors Poland tours just to see this beautiful country with its best cultural events (and take a chance to have cheap holiday to Poland). These are the most important three festivals.

One of the oldest is Wratislavia Cantans, an international music and fine arts festival organized in Wroclaw since 1966. It’s creator was a conductor, director of Philharmonic and… Continue reading

Applying artistic themes to websites

Develop Your Website Through WordPress Theme and Design

www.wordpressmedia.comWordPress (http://www.wordpressmedia.com/) is a web software otherwise known as Content Management System (CMS) that you can use to develop or build an excellent and attractive website or blog site. This web software is in fact free. You just need to look for its latest version and download it from the Internet. But before downloading, you must check first your computer capacities.

It will only take 5 minutes to install it in your computer. According to a survey, there are 14.7% of top websites that are using WordPressMedia.com design and it continuously grows up until the present. This Content Management System is based on PHP and MySQL. The first version was launched on May 27, 2003 and the latest version was released last December 2011. Since its first launching, it has been downloaded for more than 65 million times. The… Continue reading