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Planty Park - Krakow, Poland

Planty Park is one of the largest city parks in Krakow, and encircles the old town, where the cities medieval walls once stood. The park spans 21,000 square metres, and is 4 kilometres long. Different parts of the garden are decorated in different styles, and feature many water fountains, and monuments, such as the Grazyna Monument, which depicts the famous poem by Adam Mickiewicz.

While most of the medieval wall was pulled down in the 19th century, some of the old fortifications were preserved, such as the Florian Gate. 

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Centralia, Pennsylvania
Population: 10

“Analysts disagree about the specific cause of the Centralia fire. Writer David Dekok concluded that it started incident to cleanup of the town landfill. In May 1962, the Centralia Borough Council hired five members of the volunteer fire company to clean up the town landfill, located in an abandoned strip-mine pit next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery just outside the borough limits. This had been done prior to Memorial Day in previous years when the landfill was in a different location.

On May 27, 1962, the firefighters, as they had in the past, set the dump on fire and let it burn for some time. Unlike in previous years, however, the fire was not fully extinguished. An unsealed opening in the pit allowed the fire to enter the labyrinth of abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia.  According to a legend, the Bast Colliery coal fire of 1932 was never fully extinguished. In 1962, it reached the landfill area.

Few homes remain standing in Centralia. Most of the abandoned buildings have been demolished by the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority or reclaimed by nature. At a casual glance, the area now appears to be a field with many paved streets running through it. Some areas are being filled with new-growth forest. The remaining church in the borough, St. Mary’s, holds weekly services on Sunday. It has not yet been directly affected by the fire. The town’s four cemeteries—including one on the hilltop that has smoke rising around and out of it—are maintained in good condition.”

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23|7 good morning lovelies💛after the worst week of my working life, i’m having a lazy saturday morning, reading, pampering myself & just enjoying the sunshine. i hope you all have a great weekend, rest up and recharge!! later on i’m planning on cooking something special for my boy so wish me luck🖖🏾