Basilica Of The Visitation, Wambierzyce, Poland

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on September 5, 2016 by Giaskyler

It was a place my mom wanted to see on our trip. She took mass in there, while my sister and I took photos (and later joined her by the end of the mass).

It is a sacred church and ground, worshiped by many.

I found this little piece of information (in English) on the internet:

“The present basilica is located on a hill, where in the twelfth-century, stood a wooden figure of Mary, the Mother of God. According to a chronicle from 1218, the blind Jan from Raszewo (Jan z Raszewa) regained his sight there. After the event, many pilgrims began visiting the area.”

…And they do to this day.

Girl With The Red Backpack

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on August 21, 2016 by Giaskyler

My sister finally got her dream camera.

This was the first trip I saw her being a fellow “shutterbug.” It was fun to watch her do what I was doing every time we have traveled together.

She had no idea I was taking these photos (at least some of them). She, definitely, had no idea I was taking them because I had this post in mind from the very beginning.

Well, she knows now. Welcome to my world sister😀

 

Behind The Fence

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2016 by Giaskyler

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Art Glass Factory

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on July 31, 2016 by Giaskyler

My mom, sister, and I went on a girls trip to Polanica Zdroj, Poland. It was a place that we all have been at some point in our lives, but never together.

My sister and I visited this place as kids for overnight camps.

My mother went there for a health retreat after my father died. It was a place that helped her recharge and go on as a single parent.

One of the stops, at my mother`s request, was this cool Art Glass Factory. It was surprisingly small, but if you love to take photos, you will find it very inspiring.

The coolest thing happened when people working there were on break. One of the man working there asked me if I want a cool shot. Of course I said yes. He led me behind the safety rope to the huge and very hot furnace.  He opened the door that leads to the inside, let me get as close as I felt comfortable, and take photos. Despite the incredibly hot air, I was able to take some amazing shots. I left the place happy and giddy.

 

Botanical Garden Near Chicago

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2016 by Giaskyler

Sausalito, California

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2016 by Giaskyler

Sausalito is a beautiful, short boat ride away from San Francisco. You can also get there by car (it will take a little longer). While we were on the boat, it was sunny. While we were walking around Sausalito, it was foggy and gloomy. My sister and I loved every moment of it, no matter the weather.

Hohenschwangau Castle, Bavaria

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Giaskyler
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