Lubiaz, Poland. The statues stand in the park that belongs to the Cistercian Abbey and Monastery. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Face.
Abbot’s Refectory is the last room on our walk through Cistercian Abbey and Monastery in Lubiaz. Paintings and frescoes are done by Michael Willmann. Very talented but capricious artist was known as the Silesian Rembrandt. His antics as an “artistic soul” are remembered to this day by the following story. Commissioned by the Abbot to … More Lubiaz – Abbot’s Refectory
We are continuing our walk through the Cistercian Abbey in Lubiaz. The Abbey Church is a beautiful and grand building. Before I invite you inside, I want to once again present to you the outside view of the church. I think that looking at it you can imagine how splendid the inside will be. And … More Lubiaz – Abbey Church
Prince’s Hall is one of the most elaborate and beautiful chambers that I have ever seen. It is two stories high and is located in the part of the Lubiaz monastery that belonged to the abbot. The ceiling is painted by Michael Willmann, who is also the author of all the frescoes in the abbey … More Lubiaz – Prince’s Hall
Out of the many, many chambers in the vast halls of the Lubiaz monastery only three are fully and beautifully renovated. Their splendor requires the use of a more sophisticated word than “room”. Tall windows; ceilings adorned with scenes from the past; marble sculptures standing in every empty space by the wall. Just to imagine … More Lubiaz – Summer Refectory
Cistercian Abbey and monastery in Lubiaz is one of the largest Christian complexes of that kind in the world. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture in Silesia, Poland, it was established in 1175. Its underground crypts house 98 mummified remains of Polish dukes, which unfortunately you would not be able to see. The first friars … More Lubiaz – Cistercian Abbey and Monastery