Sunday, 1 September 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. This is my second visit to this place - you will find other attractions in this post.

The first place worth seeing is a slightly neglected palace - a late baroque building that was erected in 1755 by Karol Józef von Hoditz in the place of a medieval castle. Near the palace, there is a landscape park. From 1965, it houses the Nursing Home "Ostoja".

Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Nursing Home "Ostoja"
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace Park
Sośnicowice - Palace Park
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Sośnicowice - Palace
Saint John of Nepomuk is a frequent visitor to the Silesian land. He is an advocate during the floods but also a patron of bridges. According to folk tradition, he was a saint who protected fields and crops against floods, but also drought. That is why the statues of John Nepomuk can still be found today along the roads near bridges, rivers, but also on public and church squares and at road intersections. It is similar in Sośnicowice - it stands behind the Saint James Church.

Sośnicowice - Saint John of Nepomuk
Sośnicowice - Saint John of Nepomuk
School building from 1927.

Sośnicowice  - Primary school
Sośnicowice - Primary school
Sośnicowice - Primary school
Saint Mark's Chapel is a brick building with facades and a renovated image of Saint Mark.

Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel
Sośnicowice - Saint Mark's Chapel

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