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The Island

On the left hand side, far in the back, is what we - my childhood friends and I - used to call "Wyspa", meaning Island (it's not really an island). I must say I remembered it being taller! We had a semi-strong belief it had once been a monastery or even a castle - but it was only our imagination; and since we were all poor and didn't have much more than imagination, we had to come up with such stories to keep ourselves entertained. However, it turns out that it might have been a site of some pagan cult in ancient times, and apparently old knives and daggers have been dug up in its nearest vicinity. [10] I have only found one source confirming that, so I would advise to be sceptical. The place is marked in old German maps as Swente Gora, which sounds remarkably like the Polish "Święta Góra" - Sacred Hill. In 1945, Dobrocin was briefly known as Świętogóry.

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  • Uploaded on August 30, 2013
  • Attribution
    by Michal Huniewicz
    • Camera: NIKON D300S
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 11:58:43
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200