Remuh Synagogue was built in 1553 in the old part of Krakow called Kazimierz. In the 15th century it was one of the largest Jewish communities in Poland. Although it was the smallest of all synagogues in Kazimierz, today it is one of only two that are still active. This is the prayer hall.
One summer afternoon this was the view from my window. Storm was approaching, heavy grey clouds hanging low above my city. In my apartment as I was waiting for the thunder and rain, I was amazed at the rich colors of the building. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Window.
This type of architecture, timber framing, was very popular in Europe in 19th century and earlier. This house functions as a small cafe at the corner of the street. Timber framed houses can still be found in old cities as well as small villages in Poland. Sometimes the houses are renovated in such a way … More Gdansk – Timber Framed Houses
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 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.