This is a place where one may obtain water believed to have healing powers. It has not yet healed itself, for it shows a bullet hole yet from World War II.
I waited until worshipers left the chapel and then took this photo.
We arrived at a beautiful church.
We drove a short distance to the small village area of Mokrelipie. Our destination was a bee farm. We arrived to join a tour composed of special need students. I went brain dead here, couldn't dig my camera out of my tote bag for some reason -- so I have only words to share. I was a good person to join this group for I'm the parent of a special need daughter. The owner explained how the bees gather pollen and turn into honey and other products we can use. He showed us the different kind of bees -- queen, worker, and drone -- by picture. (Later he took me to a hive and for the first time ever I saw a queen bee.)
Next he took us through his museum area. He has gathered farm tools and educational artifacts, such as the desks from the school he attended as a elementary student. It was fun to look at the tools and guess what they might be. For the first time, I saw the tools one needs to work with flax to turn it into linen. They are very much the same as the tools used for working with wool and turning it into yarn.
Then we sat down and sampled many different kinds of honey. I bought a small bottle of lipowy (linden flower) miod (honey). The owner's wife gave me a little bear sculpted from bee wax in exchange for writing in the guest book.
And a favorite memory of this place is when one of the young men took my hand to give a kiss in the style of a gallant Polish man.
Our next destination was Szezebrzeszyn. There is a famous Polish tongue-twister that incorporates the name of this town, but I found there is more there than just a reference to beetle. We walked through the museum and also visited an Orthodox church.
Here I am with the famous beetle.
Our next destination was the Roztocze National Park. We went to the museum and had a tour of the about the animals that live in the park as well as its geological history.
Here are two others.
We also walked through a wooded area that includes sculptures made for the Stations of the Cross.
Then we journeyed on to Zamosc. My desire to get there is what started all the wonderful adventures of these two days. Zamosc is designed in an Italian style and so looks different in several ways from other Polish cities.
First there are arcades.
Here's other pictures from the rynek area.
Above is the town hall, still in use after about 400 years since its construction.
Below are houses from the rynek area, different styles indicating the inhabitants.
We also walked past the synogogue.
Our last stop was a cafe in the rynek where we had dessert and coffee before starting the trip back to Lublin. The day took from 8 in the morning until 8:30 in the evening. I was tired and happy! Checked my e-mail and then went just a short distance down the street to get a sandwich at McDonald's! Then to sleep in anticipation of another circle tour about Lublin.