The name of the street on the photo is: "Fighters for Freedom and Democracy Avenue". I don't know when the street was named, but it was in communists times. But the name is still the same, only the words: freedom and democracy changed their meanings. I wish the people of Iran all the best and the change of meaning of freedom and democracy in their country.
Usługi = services. Numberplate: SH 49884. S means Silesia. H means Chorzów (h is the seccond letter, but the consonant ch is in modern polish the same as the consonant h, it is easy to guest the town.)
And for Visitors: Bald Eagle called "Raegan" for Sally (thank You for the award!), Abe Lincoln (as the bird lover!) and all Visitors from USA! The photo was taken by me on my yesterday's trip. (More photos here!)
For new Visitiors from Brasil -- Cezar and Leia -- agate from Brasil. I've bought this little piece of agate on Sunday. The piece comes from Rio Grande do Sul.
For Dominika -- dinosaurs in Chorzów ZOO (the photo was taken two years ago, I want to visit ZOO this summer). The dinosaurs are 'old' -- there are reconstruction from the 1970s (or even 1960s...):
The 3rd Exhibition and Fair of Minerals, Fossils and Jewelry took place in The Hat -- an exhibition hall in The Silesian Park of Culture and Recreation on Saturday and Sunday. The photos are from Sunday's morning -- not all exhibitors comes into the Hat in the morning... I think the Fair was especially interesting for women, because there were mainly jewlery salesmen. But, if somebody was interested in minerals or meteorites, there where also special stands.
The Steelworks Batory Headquaters in Chorzów Batory. (Well, some Poles are surprised by name 'Chorzów Batory'. In fact, it is a part of today's Chorzów, but it was incorporated into Chorzów just in 1939. Formerly, it was independent village Wielkie Hajduki. The new name comes from the steelworks and the worker's settlement. But the name of the steelworks isn't initial. The initial name was Bismarckhütte. Otto von Bismarck was a great politician, but he didn't like Poles (and vice versa) -- so, when Chorzów become a part of Poland (1922) the name of the steelwork was changed into Batory, to commemorate polish king Stefan Batory (1533-1586).)
Today is Monday! I've had a very active weekend -- I've visited/listened/watched: two (and a half) concerts, two exhibitions, one museum, one abbey, and a performance in theatre. And now it's a time to go to work!
Above -- sculpture located near Chorzów Culture Center (for Ada), below -- the painting by Kazimierz Mikulski, polish painter from Kraków (1918-1998), whose works are presented in Galery MM (in Chorzów). I think almost all Poles knows his works -- maybe not paintings, but the cartoon: "Ferdynand the Magnificent" (about a dog, who was a perfect gentleman). The title of the painting below: "The small bouquet for beloved".
A view from a platfrom (railway station in Chorzów Batory) -- the girl is waiting for a train to Gliwice (I know, because I'm traveling the same train almost everyday). But I'm going today in opposite direction.
Chorzów[ˈxɔʐuf] is a city in Silesia (coordinates: 50°18′N 18°57′E), southern Poland with around 114,680 (2006) inhabitants and an area of 33.5 km². Chorzów is situated on the Rawa river on the Silesian Highland in the heart of the Upper Silesian Industrial Area, 7 km north-west of Katowice. Chorzów is in the middle of Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, the largest legally-recognized urban entity in Poland with a population of 2.2 mln. The population of the urban area in the conurbation around Chorzów is about 3.5 million. (From Wikipedia.)