Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cards from Poland

These 4 polish cards, like the previous Prague cards, have been sent by Emerich.

Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Krzeszów is a Roman Catholic church and abbey of the Order of St. Benedict in Krzeszów. Built around 1728-1735, it is a notable baroque church in Silesia. It is a shrine to the Virgin Mary, with a 13th old painting. It is a basilica since 1998.

"Toruń is an ancient city in northern Poland. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO's World Heritage Site. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland.
The Old Town Hall, begun in 1274, extended and rebuilt between 1391 and 1399, and extended at the end of the 16th century; one of the most monumental town halls in Central Europe.

The Lublin Castle is a medieval castle situated in Lublin, adjacent to the Old Town district and close to the city center. It is one of the oldest preseved Royal residencies in Poland, established by king Casimir II the Just.

The Wawel Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav, is a church located on Wawel Hill in Kraków-Poland's national sanctuary. It has a 1,000-year history and was the traditional coronation site of Polish monarchs.
Pope john Paul II offered his first Mass as a priest in the Crypt of the Cathedral on 2 November 1946.
The current, gothic cathedral, is the third edifice on this site: the first was constructed and destroyed in the 11th century; the second one, constructed in the 12th century, was destroyed by a fire in 1305. The construction of the current one begun in the 14th century on the orders of bishop Nanker." - in: wikipedia

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