Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Is it winter?

This is next year where winter makes jokes. I'm not worried, although I would again show how beautiful is my city, when covering with snow.
So this NS winter, when it is 18 degrees Celsius (64 F).

Roofs of houses that you see and the church is a district town called Helena. The hills in the distance, no longer belong to the city, are the villages surrounding NS.

The river, which you see here is the Dunajec.

This view is near Town Square.

Monday, January 18, 2016

I prefer Christmas tree

Before the shopping center "Three Crowns" symbol appears Christmas season. I prefer the Christmas tree. I believe that the Christmas tree is better suited to this holiday. But if there is such a sphere, so her show.
Just when I was shooting one of the letters in the name of the gallery is barbecued.

The shopping mall is located at the roundabout, which bears the name of General Franciszek Gagor.
Frnaciszek Gągor is one of the victims in Smolensk 10/04 (note the wikipedia here).

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Is this my last blog post? - a continuation of the theme

Over a year ago I put on the blog post titled, "Is this my last blog post?". This post took very seriously. The situation in Poland was very bad. Football fans were arrested for banners that criticized the government. Some fans stayed several years in prison for his political views. Police arrested bloggers who wrote the truth about the Polish government or the president. The head of Polish government Donald Tusk was then, now President of the European Council. The police eavesdrop citizens, particularly independent journalists and their families.The last presidential and parliamentary elections led to big changes. Today I'm not afraid that I would be arrested for expressing my political views. Today, I'm not afraid to have a post on my blog may be the cause of my arrest or other legal sanctions.My friends, the changes that are taking place in Poland is a good change. Someone who says that Poland is going wrong, is the enemy Polish. Unfortunately, they are also enemies of the Polish Polish elites that have exercised power in Poland.

What is really happening in Poland?

In 2015, a democratic general election took place in Poland, resulting in a change of power.
Mr Andrzej Duda won the office of President of Poland and the united right under the leadership of its largest party, namely the Law and Justice Party (PiS), won an absolute majority in Parliament.
The centre-liberal coalition of the Civic Platform (PO) and the Polish People’s Party (PSL), which had been in power for 8 years, went into opposition. Left wing parties failed to obtain the required minimum percentage threshold of the vote, so they are not represented in Parliament.
The results of the elections have shown that the Polish people have critically judged the policy of the previous government, including its deficit of guarantees for the freedom of speech.
Under the rule of that government there were cases of penal repression against persons expressing criticism of the government of the time on the internet, at sports events or during anti-government demonstrations.
Surveillance and even the repression of journalists gave cause for serious concern. Yet, these facts did not attract the attention of or give rise to any reaction from European Institutions at the time.

European values

Just before the elections the outgoing incumbent coalition introduced changes in the Constitutional Court leading to the nomination of its own candidates to all but one of the existing positions of judges at that Court. This was done in violation of the Constitution, as subsequently reaffirmed by the Constitutional Court itself.
The newly elected parliament was therefore obliged to take the necessary remedial action. The controversy concerning the Constitutional Court, which was a consequence of the unconstitutional actions of the previous government, is practically over.
The composition of the Constitutional Court is now complete with the majority of its judges – 9 out of 15 – having been recommended to their positions by the present opposition.
The Law and Justice (PiS) government formed following the elections has undertaken important reforms expected by the Polish people, concerning the taxation system, family support benefits, education, health care, and the judiciary.
These reforms are in line with the principles and rules of the Polish Constitution, fully respecting European values.
Poland has now a stable majority government. The opposition is represented in the Parliament’s governing bodies, with the leader of the opposition presiding over the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Poland is a decentralised state, with extensively developed regional and local self-governing bodies. In 15 out of 16 regions and in most of the major Polish cities, local self government is controlled by the Civic Platform (PO), which is in opposition only in Parliament.

Freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is respected. Anti-government demonstrations take place in Poland without any impediment or repression. There is complete freedom of the press, a major part of which is owned by foreign and especially German media corporations.
There is also complete freedom of communication on the internet. There is no censorship whatsoever. Any blocking of information about important events, such as those that took place recently in Germany with regards to the events in Cologne and other German cities, is inconceivable in Poland.
Poland today is a safe country. There are no acts of collective assault on sexual, racial or any other grounds. New year festivities and other popular events taking place in Poland are enjoyed in peace, without hindrance, disturbance or acts of aggression.
The situation is clearly much better in this regard than in many other European Union countries, where unfortunately acts of terror, collective aggression or even racist and sexual assaults do take place. Poland is not the scene of any such events.
In Poland the rights of women are respected, so they are not exposed to the threat of being assaulted in the streets. No one confronts them with degrading demands not to provoke potential aggressors by their clothing or behaviour.
The authorities do not give women humiliating advice not to venture away from home alone and to stay in groups when moving around in public, as has been suggested to women by the authorities in Germany.
Poland is a stable, democratic member state of the European Union, respecting European values, while shaping its internal legal order in a sovereign manner, in accordance with the democratically expressed will of its people.
Poland, as one of the largest countries in the European Union, contributes its significant part to the development and security of Europe.

To the good people of the West,

Contrary to the alarmist media reports we, the free citizens of Poland, want to reassure you that in Poland today there are no threats to democracy. The mainstream media in the West, taking cues from the Polish mainstream press and those connected to the last government (recently ejected from office for corruption) continue to criticise the current freshly, democratically elected government and deliver incomplete accounts of the actions on the ground. This active “spin” is meant to obfuscate the truth about the last 8 years as well as to “poison the well” for those elected with the largest democratic mandate in modern Polish history. (This is the first government elected with a unilateral mandate to govern without coalition partners.) This propagandist treatment is occurring at an unceasing and even increasing pace from those who cannot claim objectivity as they have been personally, professionally, and financially connected to those who have just been ejected from government for many years. No one in Poland denies that a free people are endowed with a right to public protest. This is self-evident in a modern democracy. But western press accounts strongly suggest that this is the case in Poland today.

It is important to set the record straight that during the last eight years in Poland this was NOT the case and these democratic ideals were not always upheld. It was during the ruling years of the Civic Platform and the Polish People’s Party (PO-PSL) coalition that these standards, generally accepted by contemporary democracies, were frequently and brazenly violated. For the record, here are some examples of what transpired in clear breach of democratic norms under the PO-PSL ruling coalition years:

- Independent journalists were repeatedly harassed by the security agencies. The staff of, among others, Gazeta Polska Codzienne (GPC) had their homes searched. In May 2011, at 6:00 AM the agents of the Internal Security Agency entered the private residential apartment of an Internet user who operated a satirical website lampooning then President, Bronisław Komorowski.

- Independent journalists were dismissed from their posts when they pushed for a transparent investigation into the Smolensk crash. Tomasz Sakiewicz and Anita Gargas, among others, lost their jobs in the public media. Cezary Gmyz was dismissed from the editorial staff of "Rzeczpospolita" (a daily paper partly owned by the state) for publishing information indicating that there were traces of TNT found on the wreck of the plane that crashed in Smolensk in April 2010. This information was later confirmed by the prosecutors leading the investigation.

- In June 2014, agents of the Internal Security Agency raided the headquarters of the news weekly "Wprost" after the magazine published the transcripts of recorded conversations held by some of the highest level PO politicians in Warsaw’s most expensive restaurants. During this raid the agents attempted to confiscate computers and data storage devices belonging to the journalists. The so called “tape scandal” (“afera taśmowa”) that had erupted upon publication of the content of these tapes, provided evidence of many scandalous and criminal behaviours, including the revelation that state-owned companies actively subsidized those media platforms that were writing in favour of the ruling government. It was only the large scale mainstream media outlets, sympathetic to the ruling coalition government and by design NOT covering the government’s corruption scandals, who were the recipients of lucrative advertising contracts from Poland’s largest companies (which are in-part state-owned enterprises with large discretionary budgets). For this reason the independent media, regardless of readership or audience, were deprived of paid-for commercial advertising opportunities by government fiat.

- In December 2014, two journalists (Tomasz Gzela of the Polish Press Agency and Jan Pawlicki of Telewizja Republika) were arrested. They were covering the protest held at the headquarters of the National Electoral Commission after the local elections. For a week after the election the Commission would not certify the results of the elections which agitated many Poles with a material contingent deciding to protest by occupying the premises of the Commission in a demand for electoral transparency and oversight. The journalists were arrested even though they possessed press passes and were doing their job. They also had to face a lawsuit. All this was going on against the backdrop of the highest level PO politicians such as the then-President (Komorowski) and the Mayor of Warsaw (Waltz) giving public comments that it was an act of treason to question electoral processes and opacity. Likewise, the head of the Constitutional Tribunal, Andrzej Rzeplinski, despite having no legal right to do so, publically stated that there were no grounds to question the results of the election. To this very day the results of these last local elections remain highly questionable. The shining example of this pertains to PSL having received well more votes than expected (by a factor of 10) in a region (Gdynia) where they have had little historical support yet enough votes to give them the ability to preserve PO’s ruling coalition. In addition, there still remain two thousand protest notes lodged in local courts.

- During the last 8 years the previous government kept journalists and citizens under surveillance as a routine practice. In 2014, the secret service applied to access 2,177,000 telephone bills. This is a Europe-leading level of prying into ordinary citizens’ every-day lives. The District Public Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw is currently leading an investigation into the wiretapping of independent journalists. In all likelihood, the secret service had no court warrant to do so.

- In May 2015, after the Presidential election was lost by President Bronisław Komorowski, the PO-PSL coalition violated the constitution and appointed new members of the Constitutional Tribunal before the justices’ terms were up. The politicians of the departing coalition wanted to appropriate the Tribunal by limiting the right of the new ruling party to elect judges of their choice. Today, after the reforms implemented by the democratically elected Law and Justice Party (PiS), the judges elected by the Civic Platform still constitute the majority. They occupy 9 of 15 seats in the Constitutional Tribunal.

    These are just a few glaring examples of the way in which the last government subverted democracy to its will to engage in an attempted looting of the country (and in many ways having succeeded). Similar violations of civil liberties became the norm but they went unreported by a pliant media that was directly and indirectly on the previous government’s payroll. The number of corruption scandals that occurred under this PO-PSL coalition government was staggering. These encompassed every sort of corrupt behaviour from bribes (to one minster in the form of expensive watches), to patronage, to bogus un-bid contracts, to self-dealing of bonuses and pensions, to preferential tax treatment for allies and supporters, and even the nationalization of the private sector managed segment of the pension system. Under their nose a pyramid scheme ("Amber Gold") flourished and many thousands of Poles were cheated out of their savings while the politically connected head of the National Bank said nothing despite having been fully aware of the scheme (also revealed in the “tapes scandal”). And all of this occurring with a media complex that could not be bothered to report on this institutionalized lawlessness. On October 25th this year the public said enough is enough and in a democratic election, with not a single allegation of any irregularities, rebuked and removed the PO-PSL coalition from power.

 Democracy in Poland is the healthiest it has been in 25 years and certainly as compared to the eight years under the previous government. The people have finally purged, through democratic elections, the post-communist machine that was never held to account or reformed after 1989 and its accompanying corruption. The reform begins now and Poles are optimistic….despite what has been printed in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

View from the bridge on the Krańcowa street.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

In a moment the New Year

The last of a series of photos taken with the truck Coca-Cola.
In the pictures shows the truck. Visible is also a Christmas tree - thuya.. There is also an ice rink. Tonight, on the square in front of the town hall will be welcoming the New Year. One of the attractions will be fun on the ice.
I do not think he got there, because I do not like crowds and events.

To all who visit my blog I hope that all the days of the New Year 2016 were days happy. I wish everyone good health and a lot of free time so they can spend it on blogging.

Town Square.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas decor main square

During the visit the truck Coca-Cola case I also festive decor's main square.
I have noticed that more and more Christmas tree does not look like a conifer trees but like thuja.
The tree visible on the right side of it is the Christmas tree, which can be seen in its entirety on the second picture.

Town Square

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Before Christmas

Among the things I do not understand the madness of Coca Cola. 
Appeared suddenly a truck Coca-Cola. He pulled on the main square of the city crowd. I wonder if other parts of the world too, so people react to Coke?

 Main Square

Thursday, December 3, 2015

1st High School in NS name Jan Długosz

In the picture the oldest school in the NS. The school was opened in 1818.
The photo was taken from the side of the Planty Park.

Jan Dlugosz Street.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

House next Lower Secondary School

For Konarski Street, next to the school, there is an interesting building. Whenever I see such buildings regret that today such is not edified. Contemporary architecture, but also interesting, there is no such charm like this building.
The photos were taken in the summer of this year.

 Konarski street.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lower Secondary School name Adam Mickiewicz

One of the most beautiful buildings in the NS. It is now the middle school. The patron of this school is the most prominent Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.
The photos were taken on 2 July 2015. (I had the break in blogging, but the camera was taking sometimes).

On the left Konarskiego street, on the right Długosza street.


Konarskiego street.

Looking through the archives I found another, completely different view of this building.
 This photo is taken from the street Matejko.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pumptrack - the largest in Poland

A few weeks ago, was opened in Nowy Sacz pumptrack. It is the largest pumptrack in Poland. It is also one of the most pumptracków in Europe. Some say that it is the largest pumptrack in Europe.
Below the first pictures. For sure there will be more.

 Piłsudskiego Avenue.


Tomku, dziękuję za zaproszenie do zabawy

Co to takiego, ten "LIEBSTER BLOG AWARDS" ?

W sumie można to nazwać zabawą lub wzajemnym poznawaniem się "braci blogerskiej" i promowaniem blogów. Polega na tym, że osoba nominowana odpowiada na 11 pytań ułożonych przez osobę nominującą, a następnie nominuje od 5 do 11 następnych blogerów i układa dla nich serię 11 pytań.
Jedyny warunek jest taki, że nie wolno nominować bloga, od którego otrzymaliśmy nominację.

Pytania, jakie zadał mi Tomek:
1.  Na ile ważny w Twoim życiu jest blog?
          Traktuje go jako zabawę.
2.  Dlaczego blogowanie, a nie siedzenie przed TV, lub na FB?
          Nie mam telewizora. FB służy mi zasadniczo tylko do komunikowania się z.
3.  Jesteś na emeryturze i co dalej?
           A dożyję?
4.  Kasa nie jest dla Ciebie problemem, co robisz?
          Nie myślę o niej.
5.  Czy rodzina denerwuje się, że znów blogujesz?
          Nawet nie.
6.  Relaks w moim przypadku, to ...?
          Ruch i świeże powietrze, najchętniej gdzieś poza.
7.  Humor tak, ale ...
          Nie ma "ale". No może z wyjątkiem pogrzebu... chociaż...
8.  Jak myślisz, dokąd pędzi światy?
9.  Czy blogując masz jakiś cel?
          Pokazuję moje miasto, które uważam, że jest urocze (oszukuję, nie zawsze świeci słońce).
          Zdarzają się sytuacje, które nadają sens temu blogowi. Niedawno np. otrzymałem miły mail z Florydy. Rodzina tej osoby pochodzi z Nowego Sącza. Część rodziny wyjechała przed wojną, reszta zginęła w Nowym Sączu w czasie wojny. Pomagam odszukać pewne miejsca, informacje, przesyłam zdjęcia. 
10. Czy spotkałeś/spotkałaś w realu innego blogera?
11. Czy trzeba w coś/kogoś wierzyć w życiu?

Blogi, które moim zdaniem warte są zainteresowania, a którym chciałbym zaproponować udział w zabawie (kolejność przypadkowa):
1. Chwile..
2. Kobieta z walizką
3. Aparatka bez akredytacji
4. Okiem liska
5. Puszcza sandomierska
6. Okiem moim
7. Fotokadry - blog fotograficzny
8. Maleńka fotografia
9. Marzena fotografuje
10. Na chwilę zatrzymać czas...

Moje pytania:
1. Co zainspirowało Cie do prowadzenia bloga?
2. Blogowanie dla Ciebie ma jakiś cel?
3. Prowadząc bloga coś zyskałaś/zyskałeś?
4. Czy w jakiś sposób promujesz swojego bloga?
5. Jakie blogi preferujesz?
6. Jak dużo czasu spędzasz wędrując po innych blogach?
7. Ile czasu poświęcasz swojemu blogowi?
8. Blog to...
9. Blogowanie jest jak...
10. Fotografia to...
11. Gdy znudzi Ci się blogowanie...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Autumn in the asphalt installment

This time the autumn with a view of the mountains surrounding the city.

Piłsudskiego Avenue

Friday, November 20, 2015

When autumn loses his robe

And while autumn is gone completely.
I Brygady street (The first brigade street)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Roofs over the colors of autumn

Yet another view of the autumn of this year.
Krańcowa street, view from the bridge

Monday, November 16, 2015

Autumn panoram

This view was already on a blog. But the tone of rust for the first time.
The color green is quite blank. But orange has become almost brown.
Krańsowa street, view from the bridge.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Autumn carpet

Kraszewskiego street (left Kamienica river)

Monday, November 2, 2015

All Saints' Day 2015

Grunwald Monument in honor of the victims of the First World War.

On one of the graves broke sunlight.
Municipal Cemetery

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Autumn 2015 in NS

This is what is called the "Golden Polish Autumn".
Barska street

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nowy Sacz in gray

In April and May the weather was bad. So I spotted a gray view.
This little house is not a monument. It is simply a small house living.
 Na Rurach street (On Pipes street)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Piłsudskiego Avenue

The pictures show a fragment Avenue Pilsudski. This street on the blog appears frequently. Many murals that appear in the NS are formed on the walls of garages that are left.
In the distance you can see the mountains surrounding the town.

Piłsudskiego Avenue (Aleje Piłsudskiego)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Szwedzka street

The photo shows a fragment of Szwedzka street (Swedish street).
In the seventeenth century, Swedes invaded Poland. Nowy Sacz was the first Polish town that was liberated from the Swedes.
The street name comes from the Swedish the chapel, which is nearby.
Ulica Szwedzka (Swedish street)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Housing estate Gorzków

Residential complex, which show here is extensive. Here only a fragment. These buildings were built at the end of the last century.
These photos made during the Easter holidays, so it seems quiet neighborhood. In real life, however, is more mobile.

Freislera street


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