Wawel. Treasury of Polish Faith and Identity
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Here, the heart of Poland used to beat and still beats. The Wa-wel Castle – the thousand-year-old Cathedral and Royal Castle – towers over Kraków, the ancient capital. It is a veritable treasury of old and more recent monuments, from Romanesque to Young Poland. Wawel is a testimony to the strong faith of Poles and the power-state called the Republic. It is the necropolis of great kings, distinguished hierarchs, brave heroes, and national bards. The album shows the uniqueness and beauty of the architecture, the abundance of numerous works, including paintings, sculptures, weavings and woodcarvings.
We see all these splendours through the lens of a native of Kraków who grew up at the foot of Wawel – the great master of photography, Adam Bujak. Thanks to him, we look not only into the rich castle chambers and great cathedral chapels but also into places inaccessible to visitors. It provides us with a unique opportunity to admire priceless works and monuments of art stored for generations in the cathedral and castle treasuries. Proud sarcophagi of rulers, ancient books, magnificent altars, royal flats and chambers, tapestries, armoury, fortifications... More than ten centuries of Poland’s glorious history pass before our eyes.
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