Over the Christmas period Anna had 12 days off work as the whole company was closed for the festive season. It doesn’t happen very often, so we took advantage of this holidays and shortly after Christmas (during Christmas flight tickets were far too expensive for us) we went to Poland. We visited Wroclaw, where Anna is from, Krakow, which many people describe as the most beautiful city in Poland, and couple of smaller towns. I will try to describe some of these places for you, so you can learn a bit about them if you want.
The first interesting place I wanted to tell you about is the Christmas crib in Wroclaw in the Chapel for Deaf-mute people. I am sure you’ve heard about Christian religion and the celebration of baby Jesus being born at Christmas. He was born in a stable and Christians set-up models of the stable with the Holly Family and animals surrounding the scene. The crib in Wroclaw was created in 1967 and there were just few statues driven by one mechanism. Over the years Priest Kazimierz Blaszczyk, who was a founder of this Christmas crib have been adding various figures, which filled up the whole chapel. Now, along with decorated Christmas trees, Holly Family, angels and shepherds you can see there figures of famous Poles, characters from children fairy tales and animals from all over the world. Many families with children visit the crib in Wroclaw over the Christmas period every year. I would like to take you there at some stage - it is very colourful and shows the Jesus birth in a playful, jolly way. I took some pictures for you to see.