A couple of years ago we went for a short trip to Poland. On our way to Krakow we visited Pszczyna Castle. Please, don’t ask me, how to pronounce this erratic and strange combination of consonants. The German name “Schloss Pleß” is of course much easier for me. Since 1946 the castle is a museum with beautiful rooms – especially the royal apartment, where the German Emperor Wilhelm II resided during the First World War. The terrace of the castle is decorated with great black and golden vessels (krater). I liked the little faunlike Cupid or humanlike Griffon standing on the horns of an Satyr and looking down into the krater – I’m sure he was searching the wine!
The castle has a huge park and - on its outer perimeter - is the zoo Pokazowa Zagroda Żubrów situated. We visited the zoo, because we wanted to see the flock of European bison. In German this bison is called Wisent. The herd is held in "half" captivity, because the flock can use a wide range of natural habitat too. Every photo I shot of every single bison is somehow awful or disgusting. I call myself since the queen of "photograph the animal during squeezing out the bladder". Because of shortage of attractive photos you have to live with a less attractive photo but not with one of the toilet scenes.