Photographer's Note

Branicki Palace is a historical edifice in Bialystok, Poland. It was developed on the site of an earlier building in the first half of the 18h century by Jan Klemens Branicki, a wealthy Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth hetman, into a residence suitable for a man whose ambition was to become King of Poland. The palace complex with gardens, pavilions, sculptures, out buildings and other structures and the city with churches, city hall and monastery, all built almost at the same time according to French models was the reason why the city was know in the 18th century as Versailles of Poland.

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