Photographer's Note

This is one of the most charming and very little known (for people from outside) places in Tarnów, my hometown. I have presented it on TrekEarth before (click here). Although Tarnów calls itself the warmest place in Poland and it literally is, it does not always means a sunny weather. This place looks stunning in the sunlight and under blue sky and since in my previous photo I was not able to show it I have recently hoped to try again. Although the sky improved a bit here it was still not great so I guess the third time will be the charm...

This photograph presents Mausoleum of General Józef Bem in my home town Tarnów.

Józef Bem (1794, Tarnów – 1850, Aleppo) was a Polish general, an Ottoman Pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary. Bem, similarly to other Polish generals, fought outside Poland's borders for the future of Poland; anywhere his leadership and military skills were needed.

Except for the mausoleum shown in this photo, which is situated in the most beautiful town park in Tarnów, there is also a monument of General Bem, a street named with his name, a monument of his fellow friend, Hungarian poet Sándor Petofi, who has also his street. In the 170 anniversary of one of the battles fought by gen. Bem (26.05.2001) Tarnów received a gift from Hungarian friends: Seklerska Gate (click here).

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