Friday, December 10, 2010

Polish cards

Emerich had so many polish cards, it was really hard to choose but i think i made i nice selection.

"Poznań Town Hall or Ratusz is a building in the city of Poznan in western Poland, located in the Old Market Square (Stary Rynek) in the centre of the Old Town neighbourhood. It served as the city's administrative building until 1939, and now houses a museum. The town hall was originally built in the late 13th century following the founding of the medieval city in 1253; it was rebuilt in roughly its present-day form, in mannerist style, with an ornate loggia, by Giovanni Battista di Quadro in 1550–1560. The display of mechanical fighting goats, played out daily at noon above the clock on the front wall of the building, is one of the city's main tourist attractions." - in: wikipedia

"St. Mary's Basilica is a Brick Gothic church re-built in the 14th century (originally built in the early 13th century), adjacent to the Main Market Aquere in Kraków, Poland. Standing 80 m (262 ft) tall, it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
On every hour, a trumpet signal—called the Hejnal mariacki—is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. The noon-time hejnał is heard across Poland and abroad broadcast live by the Polish national Radio 1 Station.
St. Mary's Basilica also served as an architectural model for many of the churches that were built by the Polish diaspora abroad, particularly those like St. Michael's and St. John Cantius in Chicago, designed in the so-called Polish Cathedral style." - in: wikipedia

Gubin is a town in southwestern Poland.
The card shows the town all and a church that were burnt out when the central part of the city was seriously damaged at the end of World War II. While the town hall has since been restored, the parish church is today a stabilised ruin.

Jelenia Góra is a city in Lower Silesia, south-estern Poland. The name of the city means "deer mountain" in polish, czech and german.

"The romantic ruins of a fairy-tale-like castle are situated on so called Eagles' Nests Trail. Between Czestochowa and Krakow there are several castles and ruins, but Ogrodzieniec belongs to the most picturesque - not only on the trail, but in whole Poland. It was built in 14th century and rebuild in 16th. An italian architect turned the gothic castle into a renaissance residence, at the time almost as splendid as Wawel in Kraków, the King's castle.
Since the last owners family abondoned it in the beginning of the 19th century, the castle left and become a picturesque ruin." - in:

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