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Visit a Painted Village in Poland

Zalipie, painted village, poland
Written by Gary

When I was younger I used to paint half-naked women in acrylic paint directly on my wall. My mom chalked it all up to artistic expression. I think I just painted things that I couldn’t understand. My point with all this is that I love a good arts and craft project, and believe that if you are doing to do something you might as well go balls deep. Thus the painted village of Zalipie in Poland is right up my proverbial alley.

Zalipie, painted village, poland
Zalipie has an adorable little tradition of have the womenfolk paint beautiful, bright floral murals on all the outside surfaces, including windows and roofs. According to folklore, the tradition started back in the day when women cooked with wood stoves and had to do something to cover up the soot stains, but I think it’s more likely that the women were just bored out of their fucking minds. Take a look at the beautiful paintings on Zalipie, but don’t try this at home. I doubt your landlord would take kindly to you painting carnations on the side of your 4th floor walk-up.

Zalipie, painted village, poland

Zalipie, painted village, poland

Zalipie, painted village, poland

Zalipie, painted village, poland

Zalipie, painted village, poland

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Gary

Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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