Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Poland - Poznań

Saint Roch bridge; Post-Jesuit college; renaissance Town Hall; Działyński palace; Weigh House; the monastery and the church of the Convent Franciscans on Przemyslaw Hill.

Sent by Patrycja from Lubon in Poland.

This is from Wikipedia : Poznań [ˈpɔznaɲ] (Latin: Posnania; German: Posen; Yiddish: פפּױזן Poyzn) is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland, with a population of 556,022 in June 2009. It is among the oldest cities in Poland, and was one of the most important centres in the early Polish state, whose first rulers were buried at Poznań's cathedral.

Poznań is now Poland's fifth largest city. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska ("Greater Poland") region, and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Poznań is an important centre of trade, industry, and education, and hosts regular international trade fairs. It was the host city for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2008, a key stage in the creation of a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. Poznan is a candidate city for European Capital of Culture in 2016.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Hello from Poland! I am glad that I came to you postcards! You are super postcrosser!

Patrycja Bartkowiak from Poland.

P.S: Waiting for the second card from you, because today I got only one! :)

I invite you to my blog: www.postcrossing-patti.blogspot.com :)