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Zalipie: Poland's Painted Village (TEXT and PHOTOS)

World  (tags: Poland, society, culture, beauty, women, interesting, photos )

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The secluded village of Zalipie in southeastern Poland is home to a charming tradition. Over a century ago the women of the village began to paint their houses: however, it was not the single, uniform color one might expect from a traditional...

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Elizabeth M (65)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:59 pm
Oh so unique and adds so much beauty to the surroundings. I just love all the different flowers, some look like appliques! Zalipie would be a wonderful place to visit!! Makes all the homes in my town look so drag, all being so close to the same colors - boring!
Thank you for sharing Carrie. It is so nice to have you back, take good care!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:04 pm
So groovy Carrie ` I'm a hippie at heart, wonderful ideas for my dream home! And I love the dog houses!

Christeen A (370)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:08 pm
This fascinated me. Thanks for the share.

Gary L (138)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:39 pm
Wonderful thanks

Carrie B (306)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:40 pm
Obviously they don't have to deal with intrusive "Homeowners Associations". What a great place to live!

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:24 pm

Laetitia schartner (171)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:26 pm
so cool! I've never seen such a place, thanks for sharing Carrie!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:45 pm
Wow very unusual lovely thanks

Jason S (50)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:06 pm
Good posting, thanks

Gloria p (304)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:51 pm
It's very pretty.

JL A (281)
Monday October 28, 2013, 7:32 pm
charming indeed!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday October 28, 2013, 7:41 pm
I have never seen such a charming town! It could be the setting of any fairy tale. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely village with us. I just loved it and hope I can go see it someday. : ) (p, t)

Sheila D (194)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:04 pm
WOW! Thank you for the smiles...loved the bridge, but the doghouses and fireplace were the best for me.

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:11 am
WOW fabulous, colorful and life affirming! thx for posting

Apolonia Pl (392)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:00 am
Yes it is fabulousvillage indeed!!! Worthy to visit... THANKS Carrie for sharing!

Genoveva M M (328)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:04 am
Nice pictures Carrie, thanks for sharing!

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:07 am

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thanks Cariie - I stencil on mirrors and walls but nothing THAT ornate- that's cool.

Joanne D (38)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:42 pm
Lovely. My Mom collected stamps from all over the world, and these designs are right in the Polish folk art tradition I remember from her stamps. Of course these are all unique and original, but there is a "family resemblance."

Thomas B (1)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:12 pm
I always wondered where all the hippies went.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:59 pm
Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Marija M (32)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 3:05 pm
Charming, tks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 5:11 am
Interesting--it has a Laura Ashley feel to it! it looks very peaceful...thanks Carrie

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 2:04 pm
Wonderful. TY for sharing Carrie
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