• January 5, 2017
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Rajmund Rotkiewicz in the Guinness World Records book!

Rajmund Rotkiewicz, an IT specialist and a graduate of Szymon Konarski High School, has finally made it into the Guinness World Records book thanks to his hanging orchard. The title of the article in the reference book listing world and national records is “Largest himmeli ornament”.

The work of art made from straw is 221 cm high, 153 cm wide and weighs about 3,5 kg. It was created in February last year and a couple of months later it was entered in the Lithuanian Guinness Records book. In July last year Mr Rotkiewicz have received a confirmation of the recognition of the record and a certificate from the representatives of Guinness World Records book.

I have finally received an official confirmation and a certificate. I still can’t believe it. When I was going through the Guinness World Records book as a child, I was always thinking what would I have to do to be in it. I guess everything is possible. Two last world of the certificate give me the biggest joy – OFFICIALY AMAZING” – said Rajmund Rotkiewicz in an interview with Wilnoteka.

The first days of 2017 have brought another good news – now we can read about the achievements of the young Pole from Vilnius region on the website guinessworldrecords.com.

R. Rotkiewicz dispels the doubts of the skeptics, presenting straw plaiting as a genuinely manly occupation. He emphasizes that this kind of a hobby is a great way to relax and to meditate. “It is an amazing feeling. A properly made chandelier suspended under the ceiling should respond not only to the wind or an imperceptible movement of the air. It should respond even to your look… – he said in an interview with Wilnoteka.lt.

The reporters of Wilnoteka were looking for the answers for the questions “what an orchand is?”, “how do you grow it?”, “how does a grower feel?” last year when two-meter high work of art was created. If you are interested in the details, we invite you to read an article and watch a documentary in Album of Vilnius that was broadcast on LRT.

Translated by Joanna Jastrzębska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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