Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
House of Painters in Zalipie

Once upon a time, in a small Polish village called Zalipie, somebody painted a flower on their ceiling in order to cover up a soot mark caused by the stove. Ventilation was poor back then, and soot stains were a common sight in most if not all of the houses, and so other people started concealing the marks with their own little flowers until every house was covered in them.

h/t: boredpanda, mentalfloss

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
polandtravel_jp

Eventually everything in town was covered in flowers, from houses and barns to bridges and churches, and every spring since 1948 the village has held a Painted Cottage Competition, or Malowana Chata. The original purpose of this contest was part of a movement to help Poland psychologically recover from the atrocities that the country suffered in World War II.

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
adamtkincaid

Today Zalipie is a far cry from those dark times. Situated in the southeast of Poland just 90 minutes from Krakow, this beautifully bright and colorful village is the perfect location for anybody looking for a unique and memorable day trip.

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Poland

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Przemek Czaja

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Stuart Spicer

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Marcin Kelm

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
ilvic

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
yuka_7160

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Paul Brannan

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
adamtkincaid

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
magro_kr

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
yuka_7160

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Rick Metz

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
magro_kr

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
The Sloths

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
magro_kr

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
magro_kr

Little Polish Village Where Every House Is Covered In Colorful Flower Paintings
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories