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


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Carrie
- 269 days ago - kuriositas.com
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. (66)
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!
 

Beverly M. (85)
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 Anderson (476)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:08 pm
This fascinated me. Thanks for the share.
 

Gary A L. (132)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:39 pm
Wonderful thanks
 

Carrie B. (303)
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 (69)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:24 pm
thanks
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (176)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:26 pm
so cool! I've never seen such a place, thanks for sharing Carrie!
 

Carol D. (104)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:45 pm
Wow very unusual lovely thanks
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:06 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:51 pm
It's very pretty.
 

JL A. (272)
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)
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
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 no frwd B. (261)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:11 am
WOW fabulous, colorful and life affirming! thx for posting
 

Apolonia Pl (404)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:00 am
Yes it is fabulousvillage indeed!!! Worthy to visit... THANKS Carrie for sharing!
 

Genoveva M M. (331)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:04 am
Nice pictures Carrie, thanks for sharing!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:07 am
Thanks.
 

Val R. (230)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:07 pm
Thanks Cariie - I stencil on mirrors and walls but nothing THAT ornate- that's cool.
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
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. (140)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:59 pm
Amazing. Thanks for sharing.
 

Marija Mohoric (49)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 3:05 pm
Charming, tks
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 5:11 am
Interesting--it has a Laura Ashley feel to it! it looks very peaceful...thanks Carrie
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 2:04 pm
Wonderful. TY for sharing Carrie
 
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