This is photo from today's morning. Because of the fog, the special-natural effect were marvelous :-)
The Basilica of Virgin Mary - The huge church, Kosciol Mariacki set at an angle to its northeast corner dominates the square. There was a church built here in the 1220s, partly destroyed by the Tartar raids of 1241 the present basilica was built on the remaining ruins (hence its orientation). The facade is dominated by the two unequal towers; the lowest, topped by a Renaissance dome is the bell tower holding 5 bells, whilst the taller, 81 metres high, belongs to the city and serves as a watchtower. It was given a gilded crown (c.4 metres in diameter) in 1666 - the gilded ball further up is said to contain the written history of the city. The hejnal is played from this tower every hour and on Polish Radio at noon. legend has it that a Tartar arrow pierced the throat of the bugler whilst giving the alarm; in commemoration the bugle call breaks off suddenly. Inside the church the east wall of the chancel is taken up by the altar of Wit Stwosz, the Dormition of the Virgin a huge polyptych carved in 1477-89 (about 13 metres high and 11 metres wide, it is the largest piece of mediaeval art of its kind). The altar is opened daily at noon. In the right aisle is a Baroque altar with a stone crucifix (again by Stwosz). The chancel also features original 14th century stained-glass and e.Baroque stalls. The wall paintings are by Matejko. Above the organ loft is Art Nouveau work by Wyspianski and Mehoffer.
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fyrste (999) 2008-11-10 3:03
Jak zobaczylem to zdjecie to tak sobie pomyslalem, ze wreszcie ktos poza Pawlem super sfotografowal Krakow. No niestety.... :))))))
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-11-10 3:05
Czesc Pawel! Bardzo efektowna fotografia. Jestem pod wrazeniem. Swietna praca. Nie ma co sobie strzepic jezyka. Tylko podziwiac. Klaniam sie!
Piotrek80 (672) 2008-11-10 5:02
Słusznie powiedziane: Tylko podziwiać. A jest co.
mapek61 (3913) 2008-11-10 8:06
to jest poprostu CUDNE zdjęcie!! Brak mi słów zachwytu. Było już setki zdjęć tego miejsca, ale coś takiego widzę pierwszy raz. Będąc pod wrażeniem, pozdrawiam
Jackos (3542) 2008-11-10 10:16
Takie obrazy głęboko zapadają mi w pamięć. Znakomicie zrealizowany temat. Duże brawa dla autora!
Nefaryta (2582) 2008-11-10 11:28
Duze brawa za to zdjecie.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-11-10 13:19
marvelous is the word, great effect of the combination of the mist and the light, well done, you were at the right place at the right moment
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2008-11-11 7:33
Excelent effect caused by the fog. I like the depresive autumn mood.
- Copyright: krakowiak KR (krakowiak) (4762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18 - 200 mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/11
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-10 2:09