"matching tracksuits and everything"
1 November 2002
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is a small village of 220 people, located about
35 kilometers northwest of Kraków. It
is situated in a rocky region of the country
that makes you feel a little like you're walking
through a set for the next installment of The
Lord of the Rings.
the "attractions" in Ojców is a strange
little chapel, perched on pylons over a small
stream. Unlike with the
strange bus stop in Ojców, I know
the story behind the chapel.
bus stop in Ojców. Question
is, which came first?
In 1902, Czar Nicholas II issued a statement
in which he forbade the building of a chapel
on the land of Ojców, then under control
of Russia as part of one of three partitioned
fragments of the country.
like most people, don't like being told what
to do in matters of religion.
They followed the letter of the idict, at least.