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Chybotek, a rock that can be easily rocked using hands only, in Szklarska Poręba, SW Poland. 
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Chybotek, a rock that can be easily rocked using hands only, in Szklarska Poręba, SW Poland.
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Chybotek"Szląsk. Podróż malownicza w 25-ciu pieśniach", Stęczyński's manuscript
Inside the ancient church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. 
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Inside the ancient church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy.

"The church of S. Maria in Cosmedin is one of the most admired and best known to foreigners of all Rome’s ancient churches. This is probably partly due to the fact that it was one of the first to have been restored to the simple dignity of its ancient origins, in 1894–99. The old name for the church, S. Maria in Schola Graeca, reveals its origin. It was built in the sixth century to serve the Greek colony, whose numbers were later swollen by the arrival of refugees fleeing first from the Arab invasions and later from the iconoclasts. Schola, as we will recall, meant an association or confraternity, which could be the members of a foreign colony as well as a guild of artisans. The church was built on the site of the Ara Maxima of Hercules, reaching its present form and size in the amplification begun by Hadrian 1 in 782. Some of the columns of the ancient building are still to be seen in the church. Various interpretations have been put upon the word Cosmedin, but it is now generally believed to derive from Kosmidion, the name given by Greek refugees fleeing persecution in Byzantium, as the building recalled the church of the same name in Byzantium; this word in turn is related to the Greek kosmos, meaning ornament, and the root of our word ‘cosmetic’. S. Maria was enlarged in the eighth century, from which period dates a marble mosaic of opus sectile in front of the altar. The very fine cosmatesque pavement, choir and paschal candlestick are, however, of the twelfth century, the episcopal throne and beautiful altar canopy from the thirteenth, this last being executed in 1294 by Deodato, son of the famous Cosma. The portico, where the Bocca della Verità stands, and the superb campanile, were built in the twelfth century." (Georgina Masson: The Companion Guide to Rome, Woodbridge 2009).
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Enjoying the first and only Italian Trappist beer in the Tre Fontane Abbey in Rome. 
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Enjoying the first and only Italian Trappist beer in the Tre Fontane Abbey in Rome.
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On the summit of Gancarz (802 m) in the Beskid Mały mountain range. 
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On the summit of Gancarz (802 m) in the Beskid Mały mountain range.
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On a winter trail below the summit of Mała Rycerzowa in the Beskidy Mountains. 
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On a winter trail below the summit of Mała Rycerzowa in the Beskidy Mountains.
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