Today, exactly 100 years ago Poland reappeared on the map. After 123 years of partitions (Prussia, Russia, Austria-Hungary) our ancestors made our country independent again. Thank you. If it had not been for you, we would have been speaking German and Russian now. Well, being born in Eastern Poland, i would master Russian for sure.
Population – 35th in the world
Area – 69th in the world

Not so bad! Although we used to be bigger (see the map below). ?
Visit Poland. Polish is fun! And remember: w Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie.

The city with biggest Polish population? Chicago, i think 🙂

Map of Poland(s) – before 1795 and after 1918

1 map of poland

Złotoria – this is where my Mother was born. There is Narew river behind the barn. A place for having fun all year long (swimming, skating)


Bohdan – this is where my Dad was born (on the picture from left: Grandmother, Aunt, Grandfather)


Białystok – my hometown


Białystok, Linden Street

Polish cuisine. We love raw beef tartare, we love potato and pierogi

Warsaw – capital city, the biggest city in the country

Cracow – former capital city until 1596



Narewka – village in eastern Poland. Mesmerising place

Lake District – NE of Poland

Lake District

Stańczyki – two large railway viaducts (now defunct)

Southern Poland – the mountains

Tatra Mountains

TaTra Mountains

Tatra Mountains – on my way to the Eye of the Sea

Eye of the Sea


Panorama of Tatra Mountains

Tatra Mountains


Table Mountains

Table Mountains


Łódź – the city in central Poland



Gdańsk/Danzig – the city in northern Poland



The Gift of Youth sailboat – amazing cruise from Gdynia to Tallin (2007)

Gift of Youth


Hel – the end of Poland (north)




  1. Baldy

    Fantastic photos. Poland.. one of the UK’s oldest allies. Over the years, we’ve had many natives set up in my part of the world, in Cumbria, England. Friends are always welcome ?

    • mdobrogov

      Thanks mate. Nice words are always very appreciated. Couldn’t agree more – friends are always welcome. Cheers

  2. Ted

    Beautiful images and very cool to see Poland through your eyes! Amazing rich history and loved learning more about your family. Great post!

    • mdobrogov

      Thanks Ted. I really appreciate your kind words. Now, all you have to do is visit Poland ?

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