Sophie, the daughter of Brian and Heather Tinneny of
Chalfont, Pennsylvania, is a 10th grade student at
Pennridge High School. She had the opportunity to spend about 17
days in July and August 2015 in Poland. For about a
year prior to the trip she had studied Polish at thePolish School at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa
in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.This
trip, although not school related, was an intensive Polish
language emersion course. Her time in Poland was spent primarily
in Kraków but she did make side trips to the neighboring towns
of Oświęcim and Wieliczka.
Her favorite place during the trip was the Main Market Square (Rynek).
She describes the neatest thing she saw as a museum called the
“Rynek Underground”. She said, this site in downtown Kraków, was
excavated a few years ago and a museum was created with
artifacts found at the site from the Middle Ages including
original cobblestones on the walls. Anna Sophie
previously visited Turkey, Senegal and Australia on earlier
Sophie (center) with friends and roommates, Jenny and Laura
from Germany, in Rynek with St Mary's Basilica (Mariacki) in
Basilica (Mariacki) built in the 13th and 14th
Anna Sophie, center, in cooking
class with other course mates.
Anna Sophie with my friends and roommates Laura,
Jenny and Vasylyna.
The Main Market
Square (Rynek) in Kraków taken from the roof of a museum
in Cloth Hall
All photos courtesy of
Anna Sophie Tinneny
Anna Sophie is the great-great-great granddaughter of
Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler,
County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland
and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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