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The Lovers slam padlocks at Tumski Bridge to ensure love for ever. The bridge became a favourite place for lovers. People come to the bridge that links Ostrow Tumski with Piasek Island (‘Sand Island’) and slam padlocks with their names written on them at steel barriers. They throw the key into the Odra River. As a result their love will be for ever.

There are few lovers’ bridges in Europe: in Kiev, Paris, Vilnius and Riga. However, the most famous lover’s bridge is the Milivio Bridge in Rome where there are thousands of padlocks posing  even a danger of its collapse.

The Lovers Bridge photos

In the past the Tumski Bridge was the hope for lonely hearts. Wroclaw’s residents who couldn’t find a lover came there. Before the Amor arrow was shot, one had to walk. First of all the love seekers had to pat the monument of lion next to the door of the Cathedral. Then they had to pray or spoke with the monument. Finally they had to go to the Tumski Bridge as quickly as possible. The aim of all these steps was that the first person met on the Bridge fell in love with a love seeker.

Source: Nasze Miasto

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From 16 to 18 July 2010 The World Championship in Acrobatic Gymnastics will be held in Wrocław. The first world championship in this discipline (held by International Federation of Gymnastics) was organized in Moscow in 1974. . This is the biggest sport event in Poland in 2010 – with the opening ceremony it will last 4 days, 189 gymnasts and 120 official representatives from 24 countries will take part in it. The competitions will be in Orbita Hall in Wejherowska Street. Every team will have to present 3 different programmes: static, dynamic and combined in 3 qualification sessions. The gymnasts will present the combined programme in the final session.

Programme:

16th JulyQualifications

MxP Dynamic, WG Balance, MG Dynamic, WP Balance, MP Dynamic, MxP Balance, WG Dynamic

17th JulyQualifications

MxP Combined, WG Combined, MG Balance, WP Dynamic, MP Balance

Finals

MxP Combined (6.00 p.m. – 6.35 p.m.), WG Combined (7 p.m. – 7.35 p.m.)

18th July –  Qualifications

MP Combined, MG Combined, WP Combined

Finals

MP Combined ( 4 p.m.  – 4.35 p.m.), WP Combined (5 p.m. – 5.25 p.m.), MG Combined (5.50 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.)

Closing Ceremony

MxP (Mixed Pairs)

WP (Women’s Pairs)

WG (Women’s Groups)

MP (Men’s Pairs)

MG (Men’s Groups)

Tickets

2010 Acro Directives World Championships – More details

Source: PIK

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Jatki is one of the most beautiful and often visited place in Wroclaw. This street is located among market paths and it brings Italian Tuscany to mind . When you walk there you can feel the climate of the renaissance spirit.

In the Middle Ages people traded meat here. With time Jatki started to be houses. Nowadays one of the best Wroclaw’s artists have their art galleries and studios here. The parts of houses are the shops with painting, weaving or stationery materials.

Wroclaw’s Jatki photos

Wooden arcades used in slaughter stalls cooleding the street. They protected from weather and were used as frames for meat exposure. Other interesting things are the basements under the frames that have entrance just in the cobbles of the street. They were used for storing merchandise even long after constructing a fridge.

The monument of natural size livestock and poultry was built in 1997 and located in the east part of the street.

Source: Wikitravel

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