Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sośnicowice

Sośnicowice - a tiny city whose origins date back to the Middle Ages, it was founded among beautiful pine forests. There are no pine trees anymore, the town is now surrounded by arable fields, but the name was left as a reminder of those times. All the attractions that I describe in this post are in a very close neighborhood of Saint James Church.

Sośnicowice
Chapel of St. Barbara is on the square next to Saint James Church. The chapel was built in 1986 and it looked like a fragment of a drift in the mine. The walls are made in the shape of curved arches supported on a metal frame. Such frames are used in mines for the construction of drift. Inside the chapel, there are helmets and mining lamps. Above the chapel is the inscription "Szczęść Boże". Inside the chapel, in its central place is a figure of Saint. Barbara - patrons of miners. St. Barbara, wearing a white robe and a crown on her head, holds a sword in her left hand, and a goblet in her right hand.
Sośnicowice - Chapel of St. Barbara
Sośnicowice - Chapel of St. Barbara
Sośnicowice - Mining lamp
Conciliation cross is located nearby. It was probably created between the 14th and 16th centuries. According to tradition, such a cross was put by the killer at the crime scene. However, it is only a hypothesis that this medieval, stone cross is a conciliation cross, which has no basis for any evidence so far.

Sośnicowice - Conciliation cross
Sośnicowice - Conciliation cross
Sośnicowice - Conciliation cross
Saint James Church - a late-Gothic parish church from 1447, rebuilt in the Baroque style in the years 1786-1795. Next, to the church, there are crosses about various causes of the foundation. One cross is founded in honor of people, who died during both World Wars.

Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Sośnicowice - The cross is founded in honor of people, who died during both World Wars
Sośnicowice - The cross is founded in honor of people, who died during both World Wars
Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Sośnicowice - Saint James Church
Monument erected to commemorate the inhabitants of Sośnicowice who died in the battles for the Polishness of Upper Silesia in 1919-1921.

Sośnicowice - Silesian Insurgents' Monument
Sośnicowice - Silesian Insurgents' Monument

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