The uplifting memory of the battle held immense significance for the Polish nation, which had lost its sovereignty due to the partition treaties from 1772 to 1795. The Great National Exhibition in 1894 in Lwów presented the perfect occasion for the Styka project. A special canvas was custom-made in Brussels, while the iron structure of the supporting rotunda, designed by Ludwik Ramułt, was created in Vienna. The rotunda’s housing was constructed in Stryjski Park in Lwów in July 1893. The monumental canvas was finished in just nine months, between July 1893 and May 1894, and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice officially opened on June 5, 1894. It captivated its visitors and attracted hordes of tourists to the city.
The painting withstood the ordeals of war and a tumultuous post-war era. It survived bombings and years of concealment in a makeshift wooden crate filled with rat poison. After World War II, it was moved to Wrocław along with part of the Ossolineum collection from Lwów. The painting became both a source of contention and a bargaining chip for high-level politicians during the complex post-war period influenced by the Soviet Union. Continue reading “Panorama of the Battle of Racławice – Wrocław”
Ok one for Valentine’s Day week that is timeless.
Shuffle The Deck – Written and Performed by Roly Platt (Harmonica).
One to smile and move to.
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What Is Blue Cheese?
Blue Cheese is a type of cheeses that contain cultures of Penicillium mold added. This mold gives the cheese its distinctive smell as well as the blue, or blue-grey veins.
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OK here is 3 of our favourite space time videos of the same dance performed by Carlton (sorry he was first) Alfonso Ribeiro. Let us know which one is your favourite – or if like us you can’t decide either.
Husbands will never win arguments with their wives, and as long as everyone knows that, everyone will be happy. If you liked this full comedy special from Jeff Allen, you’ll probably like all of Dry Bar Comedy’s other specials. You can check them all at for free right now on the Dry Bar Comedy App, available now on all iOS and Android devices.