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FRANCISCAN CHURCH (1255)
18-MAY-2012

FRANCISCAN CHURCH (1255)

I was going crazy because I knew I had taken a picture of the exterior of this church but simply couldn't find it. Then I remembered I had a huge folder of discarded images on my laptop that I had with me on the trip. And there it was. It didn't have the grandest exterior, but the interior certainly was beautiful, if a bit dark.

The construction of the Franciscan Church was begun in 1255; it was rebuilt in the Baroque style after the Swedish invasion (17th century) and partially again after the great fire of Kraków in 1850 in the Neo-Romanesque style.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/13.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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bill friedlander01-Jun-2012 17:14
Glad you found it. Surprising how modern the upper part of the brick building looks. V
Stephanie01-Jun-2012 16:38
Surprise, surprise ~ more brick!!! Love the interesting architecture and delicate crosses! Reminds me a bit of the gabled buildings (is that the correct term?) that I've seen in Holland & Belgium.
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joseantonio01-Jun-2012 16:34
Fortunately you found it. It´s really beautiful