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Qutub Minar Delhi, a phenomenal minaret and a mysterious iron pillar - my journey through Asia

8 Jun 2022 3 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

Qutub Minar - Construction phenomenon Qutub Minar - Fenomen budowlany Qutab Minar is a 73-meter-high tower, the construction of which began in 1200, and was started by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, supposedly as a sign of victory immediately a...

An unusual temple in Kyoto - Fushimi Inari Taisha - Tori gates and sacred foxes

1 Jun 2022 4 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

It is a place that cannot be missed while visiting Japan in the city of Kyoto. Most folders or websites advertise this place as the top 5 must-visit places in Japan. And it is true. We often get disappointed when visiting overrated monuments, but K...

Old Istanbul, that is the former Constantinople and the Bosphorus - my travels in Euro-Asia

28 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

This Eurasian city attracts tourists from all over the world with its many attractions. One of the wonders of the Middle Ages is such an attraction, namely the Hagia Sophia mosque. Another, in turn, is the dance of whirling dervishes which, to the...

Peles Palace in Romania - splendor and innovative solutions - my journey through the Balkans

25 May 2022 4 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

Peles Castle in Romania is one of the amazing places where you drive a thousand kilometers to see some beautiful details and details of the building. In Peles, for example, the beautifully decorated stairs are such a detail. Zamek w Peles w Rumunii...

Wolf's milk, neither an animal, nor a plant, nor a fungus, so what?

24 May 2022 2 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

Scientists have quite big problems with this species of organism. They do not belong to animals, although they have certain characteristics of animals. They do not belong to plants, although they also exhibit plant features, and the same is the cas...

Like an ordinary pheasant, but still extraordinarily beautiful

24 May 2022 2 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

This beautifully colored bird, similar in size to a domestic hen, is found practically all over Poland. It is a game bird and a breeding one at the same time. It is not an endemic species. Pheasants come from Asia, and were brought to Poland and Eu...

Polyporus brumalis (Żagiew zimowa) - arboreal medicinal mushroom

22 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

The fungus is classified as a species that has anti-cancer properties. In scientific research, a substance was isolated from the mycelium of the winter torch that inhibits the growth of sarcoma-type neoplasms. This species of mushroom is a model fo...

Pork shoulder roast, can we afford vegetarianism?

18 May 2022 2 minute read 2 comments marianomariano68

A dozen or so years ago, eating pork was a rarity. It rarely appeared on the tables in the form of roasts or pork chops. Today it is one of the cheapest foods. Yes yes, this is not a mistake. Currently, 1 kg of boneless pork loin costs about $ 3, w...

Homemade herring salad with potatoes, pickled cucumber, beans, and mayonnaise

16 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

Ingredients Składniki A few large potatoes, 3 large matias herring fillets, canned white beans, 1 onion, two pickled cucumbers, 2 large spoons of mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Kilka dużych ziemniaków, 3 duże filety śledziowe typu matias, biała fa...

Magpie Inkcap - a fungus in danger of extinction (Coprinopsis picacea)

15 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments marianomariano68

Magpie inkcap (Coprinopsis picacea) is an endangered mushroom species. There are only a few sites in Poland where the fungus occurs. It can be found in Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and North America. Czernidłak pstry (Coprinopsis picacea) je...