House Under the Trees

House Under the Trees

The famous Dom Pod Jedlami reigns in Koziniec (Koziniec 1) one of the greatest monuments of wooden architecture in Poland. It belongs to the Pawlikowski family, for which Stanisław Witkiewicz created v 1897 r: impressive, also due to the dimensions, the pearl of the Zakopane style.

House Under the Trees (that is, under the fir trees) it is surrounded by a garden, in which magnificent limbs reign, yews and larches; there is little left of the fir trees due to the madness of the mountain winds. Even though it is a private property, you can approach the house at a decent distance, to look at him (watch out for the dog!). The strong base of the building is a stone foundation with arched window and door openings. A two-story wooden part with sloping roofs is supported on it, decorative doors and window frames. Apart from the aspect of Zakopane style, it is just beautiful. It has a great shape, proportions and atmosphere. Between the fence and the house, a wooden well stands closer to the road, also designed by Witkiewicz, resembling a chapel or a church belfry. The modest building to the right of the entrance gate is called Domku Pod Jesionami – in years 70. Zofia and Witold Paryski couple lived here, scientists, activists of merit for the city, authors of, among others. Tatra Encyclopedia. Witold Paryski was decorated by Tatra guides with the honorary title of "Guide Guide".

If you don't know Jacek Woźniakowski personally, who lives in Pod Jedlami, or other members of the Pawlikowski family, then listen to it.
The Pawlikowski family came from Medyka. Mieczysław has been visiting Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains for a year 1855, actively participating in the Tatra Society. It is just for his son, Jan Gwalbert – literate, Taternica, economist and social activist – Witkiewicz senior designed the house and built it in nine months with the help of Wojciech Roj, Jan Obrochta and Maciej Gąsienica Józek. Interestingly, Witkiewicz never drew a plan, relying on the professionalism of highlander co-workers during the construction. Apart from great activity, Jan Gwalbert, recognized as an honorary citizen of the city, became famous as the founder and editor of Wierchów and as the first conqueror of the Monk at Morskie Oko. His merit was also the discovery of many Tatra caves and the first description of caves in the Kościeliska Valley. His sons – Michał and Jan Gwalbert Henryk inherited from their father and grandfather their love for the Tatra Mountains, tourism and the written word. Jan Gwalbert Henryk was considered to be one of the best experts in highland culture. His first wife was Maria Pawlikowska (third vote Jasnorzewska); in years 20. she often invited her sister here, Magdalena Samozwaniec. The headquarters of the Pawlikowski family hosted an array of famous artists, writers, scientists and colorful individuals.

Keeping to the North Road to Antałówka, you can walk to the famous Witkiewiczówka.

Bernardine Church

Coming back to Ronda Bystre, you can do a little reconnaissance south along Karłowicza Street without too much waste of time and energy, from which, slightly to the west in the direction of Bulwary Słowackiego, a small church was erected. Of St. Bernardine. Antoni on Bystre. The charm of the church is largely based on the garden in front of the entrance- a well in the garden of the alpine garden. Inside, the stained glass windows underneath attract attention|amj with floral motifs, main altar made of larch wood with the figure of St.. Antoni and the original gallery structure of the choir. The moving nativity scene is a winter attraction, staged during the Christmas season. Returning along Karłowicza Street to the roundabout at Imperial allows you to visit the eastern outskirts of Zakopane, Jaszczurówka and Cyrhla websites.