Zakopane is a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.

One of the most famous residents was Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), internationally reknown classical music composer. Szymanowski (pronounced Karl Shiminovsky) died in a sanatorium in Lausanne, Switzerland from tuberculosis at the age of 55.  His house, the Villa Atma, is now a museum dedicated to the artist. (The name ‘Atma’ is derived form the Sanskrit word for ‘soul’.)



Locals or tourists in Zakopane
Locals or tourists in Zakopane
Tourist having a nosh
Tourist having a nosh
Local Zakopanes
Local Zakopanes
Ski lift--the lazy way to see
Ski lift--the lazy way to see the forests
Year round ski
Year round ski lift into the local mountains
Lodge at the bottom of the
Lodge at the bottom of the ski lift in Zakopane
Local tourist ride in Zakopane
Local tourist ride in Zakopane
Classic wooden mountain design
Classic wooden mountain design
New steep roof apartment building--good for
New steep roof apartment building--good for keeping snow off
New steep roof apartment building--good for
New steep roof apartment building--good for keeping snow off
Peaceful rural life in southern Poland
Peaceful rural life in southern Poland
Farmers harvesting hay in the valley
Farmers harvesting hay in the valley below Zakopane.
Traditional wooden church near Zakopane
Traditional wooden church near Zakopane
Local handsome road worker
Local handsome road worker
School kids in Zakopane,
School kids in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Local people in Zakopane,
Local people in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Local pub in Zakopane, a
Local pub in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Landscape near Zakopane, a
Landscape near Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
A road to nowhere - mind
A road to nowhere - mind the gap.
Local party near Zakopane, a
Local party near Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town, a place of Góral culture and informally known as "the winter capital of Poland," lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Train to Zakopane
Train to Zakopane
Train to Zakopane
Train to Zakopane
Good roads to Zakopane
Good roads to Zakopane
Very steep roof
Very steep roof
Church interior
Church interior
Church in the Goral region in
Church in the Goral region in southern Poland
Visual architectural lines in Zakopane
Visual architectural lines in Zakopane
Unique architecture in Zakopane
Unique architecture in Zakopane
Typical house design
Typical house design in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Typical house design
Typical house design in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Typical house design
Typical house design in Zakopane, a town in southern Poland with some 30,000 inhabitants. The town lies at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the only alpine mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains. It is an appealing tourist town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Typical house design in Zakopane. It is
Typical house design in Zakopane. It is an appealing town with its forests and streams and traditional wooden architecture.
Restaurant sign in Zakopane
Restaurant sign in Zakopane
Construction detail
Construction detail
A well hung door is a
A well hung door is a good friend
Carpathian Mountains
Carpathian Mountains
Classic old hotel where we slept
Classic old hotel where we slept and ate.
Busy main street with tourists
Busy main street with tourists
Decorative bread loaves
Decorative bread loaves
Mime finishing work for the day
Mime finishing work for the day
Model witch posing for a photo
Model witch posing for a photo with family for pay
Street artist
Street artist
Main commercial street of Zakopane
Main commercial street of Zakopane
A quiet life selling souvenirs
A quiet life selling souvenirs
Internet cafe
Internet cafe
Local guy taking his sheep for
Local guy taking his sheep for a walk?
Local guy taking his sheep for
Local guy taking his sheep for a walk?
Traditional wood
Traditional wood interior of a restaurant in Zakopane.
Interior of the old Carlton Hotel
Interior of the old Carlton Hotel
Interior of the old Carlton Hotel
Interior of the old Carlton Hotel
Carpathian landscapes surround Zakopane
Carpathian landscapes surround Zakopane
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One of the most famous residents was Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), internationally reknown classical music composer. Szymanowski (pronounced Karl Shiminovsky) died in a sanatorium in Lausanne, Switzerland from tuberculosis at the age of 55. His house, the Villa Atma, is now a museum dedicated to the artist. (The name 'Atma' is derived form the Sanskrit word for 'soul'.) Here he could compose away from the pressure and busyness of Warsaw.
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One of the most famous residents was Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), internationally reknown classical music composer. Szymanowski (pronounced Karl Shiminovsky) died in a sanatorium in Lausanne, Switzerland from tuberculosis at the age of 55. His house, the Villa Atma, is now a museum dedicated to the artist. (The name 'Atma' is derived form the Sanskrit word for 'soul'.) Here he could compose away from the pressure and busyness of Warsaw.
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One
Villa Atma of Karol Szymanowski One of the most famous residents was Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), internationally reknown classical music composer. Szymanowski (pronounced Karl Shiminovsky) died in a sanatorium in Lausanne, Switzerland from tuberculosis at the age of 55. His house, the Villa Atma, is now a museum dedicated to the artist. (The name 'Atma' is derived form the Sanskrit word for 'soul'.) Here he could compose away from the pressure and busyness of Warsaw.
Traditional wood buildings typify Zakopane
Traditional wood buildings typify Zakopane
Traditional wood buildings typify Zakopane
Traditional wood buildings typify Zakopane
Beautiful architecture characterizes Zakopane
Beautiful architecture characterizes Zakopane
Beautiful architecture characterizes Zakopane
Beautiful architecture characterizes Zakopane
School boys
School boys
A contrast of lifestyles passes by every minute along the
A contrast of lifestyles passes by every minute along the main street in Zakopane.
A contrast of lifestyles passes by every minute along the
A contrast of lifestyles passes by every minute along the main street in Zakopane.