A small sample of the images we have of Lwów in what was through most of its history inhabited in the large part by Poles. All are scans of picture postcards published when this part of historic Galicia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Until the end of the Second World War Lwow was always a multi-ethnic city with many different nationalities living together quite happily. These included in addition to the dominant numbers of Poles, smaller numbers of Jews, Ukrainians, Armenians, Germans, Czechs, Russians and others.
However, as a result of decisions made at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 and the post-war resettlement of population and changes in national borders this brought about, Lwow became part of the Soviet Union and since 1991 has been part of Ukraine.
Other names and spellings for Lwow have included: Lviv, Lwiw, Lvov; Lemberg.
See also our original page featuring many more old images of Lwów.
Poland is a truly fantastic place for a summer vacation!
Here are three images of just one hotel and a lakeside beach in Lubuskie, western Poland. You can be relaxing beside this lake with a cool beer just one hour after arriving at an airport in Berlin.
A summer holiday near a lake in Poland offers so much – superb weather, a plethora of different accommodation options, great restaurants, super local food, attractive prices, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, sailing, sunbathing, spa treatments, and so much more. Feel free to contact us with any questions on holidaying in Poland and for personal recommendations!
Kwas Chlebowy (Kvass) is a traditional non-alcoholic Slavic and Baltic fermented drink usually made from rye bread. It has a sweet-sour smell and a taste of freshly baked bread. As well as being drunk in Poland it is also popular in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus and Ukraine. Some claim that Kwas can improve digestion, as with other fermented foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut. And being derived from Rye is is a good source of vitamin B-1 and B-6, magnesium, phosphorus, and amino acids.
Four random images from our picture archive of the city of Łódź in Poland. The pronounciation of the word Łódź might be a bit confusing for anyone speaker Polish as a foreign language. Instead of trying to say Lodz it sounds better to say something more like ‘lwooch’ with the oo pronounced as in the word ‘good’. You can listen to me speaking the the word Łódź here!
Related content on the Poland Poland website:
– Old images of Lodz.
As promised – more blog / social media type posts. Here we have a photograph of what we had for dinner this afternoon! Come back soon to see more of everyday life here in Poland. And follow us on twitter for the latest news (in English) from Poland from across the internet.
A sample of the many images we have of Żagań in Lubuskie, western Poland. All were taken during the Communist period, which ended in 1989.
Zagan (former Sagan) was the location for the Prisoner of War camp established by Nazi Germany made famous by the 1960s movie The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough and James Garner.