An Example of which, Sir, you may have in the word »Chrzeszcz« (Scarabeaus, a Gad-Flie), this, with divers others in the Polish Tongue, scarce the Natives themselves are able to Pronounce…
Foreign cuisine always fascinates us. Intuitively, we know what to expect from French, Portuguese, or Italian cuisine. In the past centuries, just like today, learning about culinary habits was an essential part of the journey. Let’s sneak into the old kitchen and see what inhabitants of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did eat!
Kamianets-Podilskyi/Kamieniec Podolski: one of the most important fortresses of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This castle was substantial in keeping the southern borders of the country safe against the Turkish and Tatar forces. Around the stronghold grew a city, surrounded by waters of Smotrych River.
Although nominally Commonwealth was a federation of Polish and Lithuanian states, it was home to much more nations and ethnic groups. Among them were Cossacks – freedom-loving warriors of the Ukrainian steppes.
He was just fourteen when he left Aberdeenshire in 1658. Alexander could not know it back then, but a bright future awaited him. Chalmers became a successful merchant, but his ambition was much bigger – he desired political power.
Saints Peter and Paul Church located in the Old Suburb of Gdańsk was an important place of interest for the Calvinist Scottish diaspora. The Scottish immigrants in their search for a better future often chose Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as a new home. The history of this Celtic nation in Poland is, without a doubt, an extremely interesting chapter in the history of our country.
The first cable car in the world was built in Gdańsk in 1644, then part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. City engineer Adam Wybe constructed this mechanism to facilitate fortification work carried out at the city’s ramparts. The machine was admired not only by the townspeople but also by numerous travelers from all over the world.