Zakopane is a town in south Poland. It lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains near the border with Slovakia. It lies in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill and is a centre of Góral culture and is known informally as "the winter capital of Poland". Zakopane has an elevation of 800-1,000 meters above sea level and earliest documents mention it dating back to the 17th century.
This is the sun setting over my hotel - the Grand Hotel Stamary. The origins of the Hotel are linked with the life of Maria Budziszewska (1872-1942) a well known opera singer. Her stage name was Stamary, which was a combination of her own name and her father’s – Stanisław. At the start of the 20th century she settled in Zakopane and purchased a plot of land on Marszałkowska street (now Kościuszki street) with a view to building a hotel.
it was a nice day to finish a long day of travel. A few beers in the hotel garden, watching the sun set
Full view this polish beast!