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.
Let us continue our tour of the castle in Brzeg. We have started it somewhat upside down – with the place of the last “sleep” of the royal family. But however elabotate their funeral arrangements might have been, this was only a short episode in their lives. Today I want to show you how the … More Brzeg – The Royal Attire
Let’s continue our walk through Brzeg, the residence of the last Piasts. We will start in the underground crypt ( in fact a series of crypts ) where the remains of them are preserved. You may wonder why I want to show you a bunch of old coffins. It is because these coffins in themselves … More Brzeg – Princely Coffins
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
Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Week 16: Behind. Poland – Lubiaz. What you look at is the shell of a once magnificent church that belongs to the Cistercian Abbey. Inside, very sadly, the church stripped of all decorations. What remains is the building – still beautiful in its structure. Soon I will take you on … More Behind the Latticed Window