Photograph of the week: The painted village of Zalipie, Poland

Zalipie is located in northern Małopolska, about 68 km (42 miles) east of the regional capital Kraków. The village has a long lasting tradition of painted cottages. The paintings are made on the outer walls of buildings, wells and fences and in the interiors of the houses. Currently in Zalipie, there are about 20 painted houses. The gardens in Summer are bursting with the colours of the paintings but also of the real flowers growing near the houses. This cheerful place, sometimes balancing on the borders of kitsch, is a fantastic place to discover. The people are open and willing to share their passion with guests.

Zalipie, Poland

Thank you to Aga Pawlus of PolishOrigins for permission to re-produce the image.

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  1. Ronny says:

    When I was in Poland this summer, I didn’t get out into the countryside at all, as I was busy exploring the cities. Next time, I’ll be sure to explore the countryside so I can see sights like this!

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