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Enjoyable Summer in Tychy

Festivals, meetings and concerts

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W Hour Meeting

Taking part in Warsaw Uprising memorial meeting, Tychy

Taking part in Warsaw Uprising memorial meeting, Tychy

On August 1, people all over the country commemorate the anniversary of Warsaw Uprising of 1944. We saw an advertisement about the memorial meeting in Bachyński Square and decided to attend it. The meeting was called W Hour. There was a siren at 5 p.m. in many Polish cities in the middle of the meeting reminding the people about the tragic war days.

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We were honored to hold a huge Polish flag along with dozens of city residents. The flag was as long as the square itself. There were fireworks, a fire salute and singing of the Polish national anthem. I thought the fireworks could damage the flag, but fortunately there was no problem. The atmosphere was very inspiring and solemn.
After the meeting was over, we continued holding the huge long flag to help the event organizers fold it back. Here is my short video of the culmination moment during the W Hour meeting.

We continued attending the concerts on the lake shore within the framework of Musical Evenings at Lake Paprocany.
The concert of Marcin Pater Trio was great! The musicans: Martin: vibraphone, Matt: contrabass, bass guitar, andAdam: percussion presented the spectators a wonderful program.
There was a piece from their debut studio album “Nothing But Trouble”.

We followed the city council's program of cultural events and attended the State Fire Service jubilee event that was called Firefighters’ Festival for short.

At the State Fire Service jubilee event, Tychy

At the State Fire Service jubilee event, Tychy

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At the State Fire Service jubilee event, Tychy_2

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We decided to attend the festival dedicated to the 30th anniversary of PSP – the State Fire Service - that took place in Solidarity Square in front of the Labor & Struggle monument.
The events in that square were preceded by a festival drive of firefighters’ trucks including the historic fire truck dating to 1922. The column of rescue vehicles, police and municipal guard vehicles drove along the city streets starting at the headquarters of the State Fire Service and then driving along Independence Avenue, General Stefan “Grot” Rowiecky Street, Education Street and ending at Solidarity Square nicknamed “Under the "Giraffe".

At the firefighters' historical fire truck dating to 1922, Tychy

At the firefighters' historical fire truck dating to 1922, Tychy

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There was also a small concert of the Military Orchestra from the nearby city of Bytom in the square.
We observed the demonstration of weapons held by infantry brigade representatives. Many kids were attracted by this demonstration, where they could hold real machine-guns in their hands. There were also educational stations presented by the Central Firefighting Museum in Myslowice, a car simulator, a mobile shooting range, etc. The events were followed by a disco party held by DJ Radla under the motto, “Music of the eighties and nineties, as well as hits of all times”.
Here are some videos from the jubilee event of the State Fire Service in Tychy

We continued enjoying the concerts on the lake shore within the framework of Musical Evenings at Lake Paprocany.
We were impressed by the concert of AQuartet : Łukasz – 1st violin; Adriana (2nd violin); Radosław (viola); Johanna (cello).
They presented many fine pieces: Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”

"Every Step You Take" by The Police, Tychy

AQuartet performs “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis, Tychy

We happened to witness a session of the participants of Latino Dance School, when we were walking around Lake Paprocany on a fine summer day.

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Marta Śliwa Śpiewająco performed at the lake shore scene during the 38th Working Songs Festival, Tychy:

Within the framework of the 38th Working Songs Festival in Tychy, Marek Szurawski performed several old working songs, among them also sailor songs such as "What Shall We Do with a Druinken Sailor"

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At the Honey Festival, Tychy

At the Honey Festival, Tychy


We enjoyed visiting the Honey Festival. Who could have thought! There are at least one hundred varieties of honey in Poland.
Gemini Park Shopping Mall, Tychy

Gemini Park Shopping Mall, Tychy

We attended a children's performance at Gemini Park Shopping Mall located on the city outskirts. Since we only have an A1 certificate in Polish, the entire kids' performance was clear for us because the narration belonged to the elementary level.

Attending a children's performance at Gemini Park, Tychy

Attending a children's performance at Gemini Park, Tychy


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Posted by Vic_IV 12:43 Archived in Poland Tagged upper silesia; tychy; monuments; memorials;

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I remember visiting the statues commemorating the Warsaw uprising in Warsaw. Warsaw is amazingly beautiful nowadays and was destroyed during the war. It's a symbol of hope for what can be achieved in peace time.

by irenevt

Irene, you are 100% right. We perceived it like that as well...

by Vic_IV

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