Panorama of the Battle of Racławice – Wrocław

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”

Where’d You Go – Fort Minor (feat. Holly Brook and Jonah Matranga)

Where’d you go?I miss you so,Seems like it’s been forever,That you’ve been gone.
She said “Some days I feel like shit,Some days I wanna quit, and just be normal for a bit, “I don’t understand why you have to always be gone,I get along but the trips always feel so long,And, I find myself tryna stay by the phone,‘Cause your voice always helps me when I feel so alone,But I feel like an idiot, workin’ my day around the call,But when I pick up I don’t have much to say,So, I want you to know it’s a little fucked up,That I’m stuck here waitin’, at times debatin’,Tellin’ you that I’ve had it with you and your career,Me and the rest of the family here singing

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Headspace | Taking Care of Your Head

Why Meditation?

I have often tried to learn meditation and sat for countless hours (well minutes of hours) trying to reach a state that resembles meditation but to be honest I have yet to succeed. Usually I get disenchanted after a few attempts and forget all about any form of meditation and as a result it leaves me wondering if it is all bogus or am I missing out on a valuable method to help my mind and so by extension my health.

I was therefore really happy to see an app called Headspace recommended by Tim Ferris author of 4 Hour Work Week, on his podcast, that helps him meditate.

Ok so what is Headspace?

Here’s how the makers of this app describe it (capital letters is their idea not mine)


Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit us in your pocket with our FREE app.