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Dar Pomorza - Polish sailing frigate, Gdynia, Poland

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

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The Dar Pomorza is a Polish sailing frigate, currently preserved in Gdynia as a museum ship.

She was laid down on 18 September 1909 as the German training ship Prinzess Eitel Friedrich. In 1919 she was seized by the French. She was supposed to be renamed Colbert and used as a training ship, but was not activated.

In 1929, still bearing the name Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, she was bought by the community of the Polish Pomerania for 7000 GBP, as the new training ship for the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia. She was given the name Dar Pomorza, which means "the gift of Pomerania". In 1930 the ship was repaired and fitted with an auxiliary engine.

During the following years, she was used as the training ship, receiving a nick-name "White Frigate". In 1934-1935 she traveled around the world. During the World War II she was interned in Stockholm, after the war she returned to Poland and was used as a training ship again.

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ORP Błyskawica - Grom-class destroyer, Gdynia, Poland

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

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ORP Błyskawica was Grom-class destroyer serving in the Polish Navy during World War II, currently preserved as a museum ship in Gdynia. It is the only ship of the Polish Navy awarded with the Virtuti Militari medal.

She was the latter of two Grom-class destroyers, built for the Polish Navy by J. Samuel White, Cowes. The name means Lightning. The two Groms were some of the most heavily-armed destroyers on the seas before World War II.

Two days before the war, on 30 August 1939, the Błyskawica withdrew, along with the Grom and the Burza destroyers, from the Baltic Sea to Britain in accodrance with the Peking Plan to avoid their loss. From then on they acted in tandem with the Royal Navy's Home Fleet. On 7 September 1939 Błyskawica made contact with and attacked a U-Boat, resulting in possibly the first combat between the Allied and the German fleets.

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Kościuszki Square in Gdynia, Poland

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

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You can find here ORP Błyskawica ship, sailing frigate - “Dar Pomorza”, and sometimes another frigate “Dar Młodzieży”.

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Kamienna Góra Hill, Gdynia, Poland

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

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Kamienna Góra - viewing point in Gdynia, Poland.

You can find here view of marina in Gdynia, Kościuszki Square and some other parts of Gdynia.

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Self-propelled barges, California, USA

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Probably self-propelled US Navy barges.

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Airplane over Inverness near Chicago, USA

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Airplane over Inverness near Chicago, USA. Nice zoom.

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Another big footprint, Egypt

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Another "big footprint" - desert in Egypt.

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Cieszyn / Cesky Tesin, Poland, Czech

April 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

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Cieszyn (German: Teschen; Czech: Těšín) is a town in southern Poland with 37,300 inhabitants (1995), situated in the Silesian Voivodship and seat of powiat of Cieszyn (since 1999), previously in Bielsko-Biała Voivodship (1975-1998). Cieszyn lies on the Olza, a tributary of the Oder river, opposite Český Těšín (49.75° N 18.5833° E). The town combines both Polish and Austrian peculiarities in the style of its buildings. Because of several major fires and subsequent reconstructions (the last one in the late 18th century), the picturesque old town is sometimes called Little Vienna. The only relic of the ancient castle is a square tower, dating from the 12th century and 10th century romanesque chapel.

Český Těšín (Polish: Czeski Cieszyn) is a town in the northeastern Czech Republic, on the Olza river, in Moravian-Silesian Region.

Today Poles comprise a minority in Český Těšín, with about 15% of town's population, although the real number is a little higher. This number is historically lowering cause of continuing assimilation. There are no ethnic tensions between Czechs and Poles, signs of xenophobia or ethnic hatred are not known. In the past they were rather rare. The town is an important Polish culture center of Zaolzie. There are Polish elementary school [2] and gymnasium [3] in the town. Theatre of Český Těšín [4] [5] has a Polish and Czech actor groups. The plays are in Polish and Czech language. Some of the actors in Polish plays are from Cieszyn. The town is a centre of commerce and paper industry.

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