Photographer's Note

Hi TE friends

I was in this lovely city in 2006. It's a very nice city with a beautiful gardens and monuments.

We are in the main square with esplanades and coffees.

This town rich in historic buildings lies on the road and railway line running from Katowice to Bielsko-Biała. Surrounded by a park lies the magnate residence of the Hochberg von Pless family - the princes of Pszczyna (formerly Pless), who once owned extensive lands famous for breeding European bison. The rich interiors of the castle rooms, now a museum, are dazzling.

Another example of a sumptuous magnate residence, the Pszczyna castle houses a museum of interior decorations from different periods of the castle’s existence.

Pszczyna is a town in southern Poland with 26,827 inhabitants (2003). Situated in the Silesian Voivodship (since 1999), previously in Katowice Voivodship (1975–1998).

The total area of 174.09 km² includes 94.66 km² of farmland (67.99 km² of arable land, 1.51 km² of orchards, 16.11 km² of meadows, 9.05 km² of pasture) and 51.27 km² of forest grounds (49.71 km² of forests and forest landasy, 1.56 km² of tree-planted and shrub-planted land). (Pszczyna in figures, 2003.

The name of Pszczyna is known to every student for being an exception to the Polish spelling rule that there is always “rz” instead of “sz” after “p” and for appearing in some versions of a tongue-twister, used by Jan Brzechwa in his poem Chrząszcz.

PS - I didn't understand why the pictures has lack of sharpness in left side

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