Monday, 3 August 2020

Żernica

On a small hill in Żernica, where the local stronghold supposedly used to be in the Middle Ages, a wooden church of Saint Michael the Archangel is visible among old trees. Based on the recent dendrochronological research, the final date for the construction of the temple was set for 1661. The unique value of the temple is also evidenced by the entry on the Wooden Architecture Trail in the Silesian Voivodeship.

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel
Żernica - The Roman Catholic Parish of St. Michael the Archangel


After the war, the wooden church deteriorated and became too small, the inhabitants were forced to build a substitute church. On September 27, 1970, the Bishop of Opole, Franciszek Jop, consecrated the new church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Żernica - Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross


The "God's Passion" stone cross is located at the stairs leading to the church. It was built in the mid-nineteenth century.



In the center of the village in close proximity to the wooden church, there is a different than the usual chapel of St. John of Nepomuk. The building is made of brick, plastered, covered with a semicircular roof. The entrance to the chapel is finished with an oval arch and it is closed with a decorative grille. Inside the chapel, a figure of St. John of Nepomuk, which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. The figure is made in the folk style. The saint is holding a large crucifix.

 
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk
Żernica -  The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk


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Sunday, 19 July 2020

The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie

The Cistercians were brought to Poland in the middle of the 12th century. One of the first places they chose was Jędrzejów in Lesser Poland. And from there they ended up in the Ruda River valley. In 1252, they started building monastic buildings.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery was taken over by the Prussian state, and later it was taken over by the Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingfürst family. They transformed the palace and planned the park.

Currently, the monastery and palace complex consists of a basilica, medieval monastery buildings, and a baroque palace.


The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie
The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie

The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie
The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie

The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie
The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie

The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie
The Post-Cisterian Monastery Complex in Rudy Raciborskie


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Friday, 6 September 2019

Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico

Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico - the fort from the mid-17th century. It is situated at an altitude of 111 meters above sea level in the center of Funchal. The fort was part of the city's defense system against pirate attacks. Later, it served as the city's gunpowder warehouse and supplied all the fortresses and towers on the island. From the fort, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Funchal.
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico
Fortaleza de São João Baptista do Pico



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