When you live in a hamlet or small town, life has a quaint, endearing quality to it.
I refer to the kind of location where practically everyone is acquainted with one another. First-name greetings are accepted as the standard, there is a neighborhood bar where people congregate, and there are possibly a few more buildings, such as a post office, a funeral home, and some kind of retail establishment.
My point is that, on occasion, it’s pleasant to impart the feeling of a close-knit group to others. It’s not for everyone, of course, but it seems that quite a few of us prefer living in a flock to being isolated out in the wilderness.
Having said that, I genuinely wonder how many individuals can claim they’d prefer to live in a community where everyone has a home on the same street.
That is certainly the case for the citizens of a European community that gained notoriety earlier this month on Twitter after an aerial shot was shared online.
Surprisingly, a single nine-kilometer street in the southern Polish town of Suoszowa is home to all 6,000 of its inhabitants.
According to CSO Poland, the community, which has been dubbed “Little Tuscany” because of its design, had 5,819 residents as of 2017.
Each home on the street is believed to come with a lengthy strip of land, which residents use for a variety of purposes, including farming and homes for animals.
Suoszowa locals replied to inquiries about the weird but undeniably stunning aerial photographs by describing life in their community.
“I wouldn’t trade this place for anything else. It has its own charm and atmosphere. As the saying goes, there’s something about it,” one said.
“The whole place looks the same: there is a house and then a strip of field, hence the beauty of the photos. One has grain, the other has rapeseed, and the third has something else. The colors look beautiful from above.
According to reports, a second photograph was shared on Reddit along with a query on if the strips of land that extend out from the village are owned by each home on the street.
Someone responded: “I just showed this to my Polish friend and he said yes!”
They continued: “Each house has that strip of land to do whatever on, hence different colours and they are using the land for different purposes. Some grow crops on it, others have animals, some just leave it.
“I said I didn’t believe him but he says it’s true.”
What a remarkably odd setup. This village is unlike any I’ve ever seen, I believe.
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