Photographer's Note

Recent days are in Christian culture related to remembering people who passed away. Starting from the Halloween celebrated mainly in the English speaking world on 31st October, through the All Saints' Day on 1st November and finally the All Souls' Day on 2nd November.

I have showed you recently a picture from the Old Cemetery in Tarnow, my hometown, here:

There are two chapels in that cemetery. The previous photo showed the Radzikowski chapel from 1805. The second chapel located in the centre of this cemetery (in this photo) is a neo-Romanesque chapel of the Sanguszko Princes, the last owners of Tarnów. It was established in 1870 according to a design by Michał Zajączkowski. It houses an altar and beautiful tombstones of Izabella Sanguszkowa née Lubomirska, and Władysław and Roman Sanguszko by the sculptor Antoni Madeyski. In total, there are nine sarcophagi in the crypt. Holy Mass is celebrated there once a year on the All Saints Day. At that time, and on All Souls' Day, the chapel is open to the public.

The Old Cemetery in Tarnów was established at the end of the 1880s in the suburbs of Zabłocie. The exact date of establishing the cemetery is still unknown. It is assumed that the first burial took place in 1788. The oldest preserved tombstone is the grave of Anna Maria Radziwiłł née Lubomirska, wife of Prince Karol Radziwiłł, who died in 1795. The Tarnów cemetery is one of the types of extra-urban cemeteries that began to be established in Europe in the 2nd half of 18th century. It was established in accordance with the Josephine Edict of 1784 prohibiting burials in church cemeteries located within the city limits. The Tarnów cemetery is one of the oldest in Poland, as well as one of the most interesting and valuable cemeteries in Małopolska. It is several years older than the Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków (1803) and the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw (1792), equal to the age of Łyczakowski Cemetery in Lviv (1786).

The info about the chapel and the cemetery comes from the following website (in Polish):

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