Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

• Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

In a small Polish village Zalpe, which is only supported by the unusual, but very nice tradition in 90 minutes from Krakow, for several years now - in the settlement signs every building, whether it be a house, a church, or even a shed or a well. Each wall is decorated with intricate floral patterns, which give the village its own unique flavor, attracts tourists from different countries.

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

Painted house in a village stuck

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

even painted doghouse.

So how do you start this tradition stuck (Zalipie). In fact, the true facts do not exist, but the most reliable version is that local women began to paint the inside of their homes due to poor ventilation of the house, when the soot from the kiln settled on the ceilings and walls. These spots look unkempt even if they clean up, and to paint flaws such, women have drawn the most simple pictures - flowers.

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

A guard dog also lives in the painted house

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

bridge over the local river and painted on all sides

Over time, even when the ventilation in homes was much better, the local people have simply could not imagine a house without a painting. And floral patterns - increasingly elaborate - began to appear on the walls, both inside and outside buildings, on roofs, on the walls, on bridges, on roads - wherever allowed surface. It has become a local feature, a tradition that does not violate today, and which the locals are very dear.

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

One of the administrative buildings of the village stuck

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

Interestingly, the neighboring villages also began to adopt this idea to decorate their homes. And after the war, since 1948, has been held a mini-competition "Malowana Chata" for the best painted house between the villages. When the competition has just begun, with the government it was not so much interested in the conduct of the competition, but in the return of the spirit and motivation of the people who suffered so much during the Second World War (when the population of Poland decreased by 17%). However, it Malowana Chata returned to local villages spirit of revival, and local residents again began to paint their homes, as they did before the war, and even with greater zeal than before.

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

Floral patterns on the wall of a residential building stuck

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

Sundial

One of the houses, which until 1974 belonged to the local resident Felicia Tsurilovoy, became a museum today. During his life, Felicia did a great job and almost all painted what was in her house - from walls and ceilings to spoons and pots. Now the three-bedroom house is the central attraction of the village is stuck, where every year hundreds of tourists come from all over the world.

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

The ornament on the gate

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

Church of stuck

Wonder village where all the houses are painted, fences and bridges

House and Museum Felicia Tsurilovoy. The village is stuck.