The Crane in Gdansk, Poland is the sight that identifies the city. Located at the side of the river, the crane was built in 14th century for the purpose of loading and off-loading cargo from the ships and to set masts for the vessels going to sea. It is a wooden structure which at one … More Gdansk – The Crane
The Golden Chapel – or the Chapel of the Polish Kings in the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul is a monument to first kings from the Piast dynasty – Mieszko I and Boleslaw Chrobry. In AD 966 through his baptism Mieszko I accepted Christianity, effectively creating the Polish state and establishing the … More Poznan – Golden Chapel
The Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznan, Poland is one of the oldest – dating from the 10th century. One reason Middle Age architects designed such grand and tall buildings was for people to feel the magnitude of God and in comparison the smallness of oneself. The idea was to put … More Poznan – Gothic Cathedral
The corner house in Poznan, Poland. The whole side has been painted to resemble multiple buildings and you can see how the original windows have been incorporated into the mural. Instead of bare wall this mural now draws people to the little square. On one of the corners there is a little cafe that sets … More Corner House / WPC
The arcades under the Town Hall. Cobblestones were used long time ago but nowadays when historical buildings are renovated, similar stones are used to bring back the atmosphere of times long gone. The only one who sometimes complains is the lady in high heels – it takes a skill to walk on them without spraining … More Brzeg – Arcades in the Old Town
The entrance to the castle is a masterpiece of masonry, as you had the chance to see in my last post. Carved in stone on the other side of the portal are the emblems of the family and on the central pilar their faces look down at the passing of time and people.
The entrance gate to the castle in Brzeg is one big masterpiece of masonry. Some pieces start on the bottom and reach to second or third story. Others tell their tales horizontally. I am always amazed at the skill of these craftsmen – how they could create scenes that reflect life and emotion out of … More Brzeg – The Texture of Art – WPC
I am back from my extended vacation in Poland. It was simply wonderful to visit my country again, travel all around it, see familiar and new places, spend so much time with my family and friends, eat excellent food, and collect new experiences and new photographs that enrich my memory. Now I want to share … More Brzeg – The Castle of Silesian Piasts