Something mythological and something extinct

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 19, 2017 1234 views

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!

This mythological creature is the handle!

This mythological creature is the handle!

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.

Wisent or European bison (Bison bonasus)

Wisent or European bison (Bison bonasus)

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Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

Bei dem Bild mit den Bisons mußte ich denken : Ein schöner Rücken kann auch entzücken  smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

weniger entzückend war, dass jedes einzelne Tierchen gut sichtbar ca. 50 l gelbes Wasser verloren hat, bevor es unter dem Vordach verschwunden ist. Also die Pipi-Fotos sind echt ungustig! Man steht dort auf einer Aussichtsplattform und hat sowieso nur diesen Winkel, wenn es dann noch "Restlicht" an diesem Regentag gegeben hätte ... SEUFZ

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Pam Brighton 2 years, 5 months ago

Interesting, the little satyr looks Greek I didn't know about European Bison.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 5 months ago

I'm unsure about this mixed creature, because he has paws and wings.
The European bison (Wisent) was hunted to (near) extinction.

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