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
If you step into Macy’s department store in Philadelphia, you will have a big surprise waiting for you. One whole wall of the 7-story court is occupied with the largest pipe organ in the world. Known as the Wanamaker Organ, it is played at least twice a day from Monday to Saturday, with many additional … More Surprise Organ Music at Macy’s / WPC
The cathedral of Saint Patrick was built by Irish immigrants in 1826. The altar was patterned after Bernini’s altar in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The forty four stained glass windows are imported from Munich, Germany. In my travels around Europe I have seen many churches like this … More Harrisburg – Cathedral of Saint Patrick
A few architectural details before we leave Wroclaw 🙂 There is so many of them, but I chose only two: a set of elaborately decorated windows and the apartment building with wrought iron balconies that give it the feeling of being covered with lace. If you ever visit Wroclaw I encourage you to look up … More Streets of Wroclaw XII
Today we cast the last view on Wroclaw and its beautiful architecture. You have joined me on many walks through its streets and I hope you have enjoyed it 🙂 It was a pleasure for me to show you this city, one of my absolute favorites, and one that never fails to astonish me.
This is one of the buildings of the University of Wroclaw – one of the biggest in Poland. Founded in 1702 it is one of the oldest college level institution in Europe. Many of the buildings are old, with elaborate architecture, beautiful to look at and I am sure a pleasure to study in. I … More Streets of Wroclaw XI
We should not forget about the many, many churches in Wroclaw. Since personally Gothic is my favorite style of architecture, I am presenting you with two churches. Between the Masses the churches are open and anyone can come in, sit for a moment in quietness, and contemplate the important issues of life – or just … More Streets of Wroclaw X
Choose the color you most like and you can probably find an apartment building in that color. The old part of Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful of the Polish cities. Krakow and Warsaw make the top three most visited towns.