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Last itinerary of Karłowicz - photos, videos, maps
 Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909)
 Karłowicz's Stone
This page presents the last itinerary of Mieczysław Karłowicz, a great Polish composer, who perished in an avalanche in 1909. Passionately fond of the Tatra Mountains and photography, on Monday 8th February 1909 Karłowicz left the villa "Lutnia" at Zakopane for a solitary trip in the mountains. After having passed by Kuźnice and Skupniowy Upłaz and a short rest in the shelter on Hala Gąsienicowa, he headed towards Czarny Staw which he never reached, buried in an avalanche that hit from the slope of Mały Kościelec. The place of his death was marked by a memorial stone.       ZOOM: move the cursor over the image on the right.

More information on Mieczysław Karłowicz:  Wikipedia   PMIC 

 Photos from the 1900s 
Photos from the 1900s by courtesy of the  The Tatra Museum at Zakopane  (click on any photo)
 ...and those taken 100 years later 
Photos taken in December 2008 in two formats: the bigger photo opens the gallery suitable for 1024x768 monitor, the smaller one - for 800x600
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 8th February 2009 
Celebrations in the Tatras Mountains (click on any photo)
 Concert in Paris on 26th February 2009 
The concert took place in the Polish Library (click on any photo)
 Concert at Bougival on 10th May 2009 
The concert took place at the Ivan Turgenev Museum (click on any photo)

On this page (photo n° 9) you will find a map showing the shelter “Murowaniec" and the place of the accident (click on any photo)
You can also trace Karłowicz’s last itinerary on the two maps below: that on the left is a tourist map obtained by courtesy of the  Society Sygnatura , the second one is a Google interactive map
Zoom on Google Maps:  Villa "Lutnia" at Zakopane   Kuźnice   Shelter "Murowaniec"   Karłowicz's Stone 

Here is our  YouTube channel  entirely consecrated to Karłowicz and a  playlist 
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Following the last Karłowicz’s itinerary
Celebrations in the Tatras Mountains of the 8th February 2009 - click on the photo below to access to the page of the site  containing this video
Mieczysław Karłowicz - Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 8 by Konstanty Andrzej Kulka
(each photo opens another movement)

Andrzej Hiolski sings five songs by Karłowicz Andrzej Hiolski sings "Weep not over me"
    Andrzej Hiolski   Andrzej Hiolski