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Main Market Square of Boleslawiec
Boleslawiec is a town in Lower Silesia on the river Bobr. The name is derived from the Silesian duke Bolesław I the Tall.
The first settlements date back to the sixth and seventh century AD. Later was in this place a fortified settlement guarding the bridge over the river. In the 13th century Boleslawiec received city rights.
From the late 15th century Boleslawiec is known as the town of ceramics. The area around Bunzlau is rich in clays suited to the potter's wheel. In the 16th century the town became a monopolist in the production of potteries in Lower Silesia and today produces ceramics with characteristic decoration.

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Additional Photos by Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 0 N: 2006] (20127)
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