Izabela (of house Poniatowski) Branicka (1730-1808), Great Crown Hetman’s wife, royal sister, almost 60 years so almost her entire life had she tied to Podlachia Versailes. Without her own will she was brought into political intrigues of political camp so called “Familia” Czartoryski and the enlightenment age conventions.
Branicki family coat of arms Gryphon comes from Branica and Ruszcza near Cracow. In middle ages and the beginning of modern times Branicki family advanced step by step their career taking over castellan and provincial governor’s offices in Lesser Poland
When it comes to architecture project contests Białystok has a quite interesting historic experience. On 14 April 1926 a contest for “the construction of Divine Providence Temple in Białystok for 3000 people” was declared. The contest was about the church on St. Roch’s hill
The description of Białystok from XVIII century was taken from a diary of a certain Courland (today’s Latvia) traveller, Fryderyk Szulc. He got to Białystok in 1793 and described it: “A town that I just came to after sixteen miles of journey is the freshest and most beautiful sight so far, it is in Podlachia region.
Podlachia Versailles was known in entire Poland. Beautiful balls, charming ladies, rich choice of beverages and exotic dishes with a Venetian gondola cruising the canals and dwarf jumping from pate. Feasts at Branicki were amazing the Saxon king himself,
Jan Klemens Branicki III (1689-1771) was one of the richest and characteristic characters of XVIII century Republic. His vast wealth were very vast and located on Podlachia, Lesser Poland and Russian voivodeship.
In Israel there is a settlement called Kiriat Bialystok. It was founded after Second World War those who miraculously managed to survive holocaust. Spread all across the globe Białystok Jews gathered money to build a neighbourhood where in 1950 first Białystok survivors settled.
The history of the fountain starts in 1892, the time that Białystok waterworks were created. As the first fountain in the city, it quickly became Białystok’s people favourite so much that in about eight years after its creation, in 1900 it was decided to additionally decorate it.
The fountain existed already in the interwar period as a ground tank. In 60’s it was modernised and for central harvest festival celebration in 1973 colour reflectors and controlled sprinkler system were installed.
Fontanna wybudowana w 1998 r. Konstrukcja żelbetowa, płyta denna i bortnice marmurowe, pojemność niecki – ok. 2 m3. W centralnym punkcie niecki znajduje się rzeźba w kształcie walca z obracającą się kulą o średnicy 0,7 m. Fontanna pracuje w obiegu zamkniętym przy zastosowaniu jednej pompy.