Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Polish wooden churches

Have I ever mentioned that I love wooden churches?! They're usually so architecturally beautiful and unique. 
Thanks Natalia "shena" for both cards, they're great. 

The Greek Catholic Parish Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Owczary was built in 1653. The church was renovated repeatedly, and underwent a complete overhaul in the 1980s. At that time they restored the shingles on the walls and tented roofs, and the conservation work as a whole was awarded the Europa Nostra international prize. The interior is covered by polychrome decoration from 1938. The complete church fittings consist of an 18th century baroque iconostasis with a rare icon of Christ in the Tomb, two baroque side altars – the north one with an icon of Madonna with Child (C19th), and the south one with an icon of St. Nicholas (C18th). - in: http://www.drewniana.malopolska.pl/?page=obiekty&id=141&l=en

 fot. © A. Szczerbicki
The wooden Greek Catholic church of St. Demetrius in Piatkowa was built in 1732. It is one of the most valuable wooden churches of the region and a perfect example of the church barroque architecture. The not do not funcion nowadays and its furnishings do not survived. 

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