Artist Marek ‘Looney’ Rybowski set about creating the 135m x 33m design showing children in local costumes in an orchard surrounded by animals and nature.
First launched in 2015, the competition is now celebrated internationally with this year’s installment attracting thousands of entrants from across the globe.
The annual transformation from summer to autumn has long been immortalised by Polish artists who have captured the full majesty of the ‘golden season’.
Featuring the largest hornbeam maze in the world, and filled with themed gardens festooned with artworks and attractions, Hortulus Spectabilis has been hailed as one of ‘the miracles of Poland’.
In this episode of The Debrief, we catch up with environmental scientist João Costa, a researcher at the Narew National Park in north-eastern Poland.
The idea of entrepreneur Bartłomiej Kraciuk and actor Nikodem Rozbicki, the 14 sq/m UKOI cabin is the first to be rolled out in a project that ultimately foresees the launch of 100 over the next three years.
To accurately gauge the elevations of summits in the High and Western Tatras, the Wrocław researchers travelled over 231 km of trails, climbing an elevation difference (up and down) equal to 39,963 m, which is more than four times the height of Mount Everest.
Home to 286 different forms of flora, and nearly 40 species of fauna, the Liban Quarry, which is best-known for serving as the set for Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust epic Schindler’s List, also contains rock formations, and soil and underground water systems of particularly high natural value.
The post-industrial city located in central Poland and historically associated with the textile trade was the only Polish city on the list and was selected among five cities in the ‘Sustainability’ category, with the other categories being Nature, Adventure, Culture and History.
Łukasz Gwiździel from Debrzno in northern Poland, received the award in the 57th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in the category: ‘Behaviour: Birds’, one of five awarded in the category.
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