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EdwardTurJ on February 9, 2012

Чудовий храм!
Вітання з Чернівців, Едвард!

Viktor Mandryka on February 12, 2012

дякую Едвард! 1772 рік...

李敬裕 on July 22, 2012

感觉它好孤独

Viktor Mandryka on July 23, 2012

Thank you 李勇进! In the old days, people have built better than now ...

MARELBU on November 9, 2012

The church was built in 1772 by Adam Myszka Choloniewski, a member of the Polish nobility. The Polish population was forced out at the conclusion of WWII and the church used for storage of building materials. Local citizens contributed to the destruction; almost all of the sculptures from the main altar were removed, sawn into bits and burnt.

Former and now-resettled Polish inhabitants of Łopatyn organized the Association for the Restoration of the Church (Stowarzyszenie Odnowienia Kościoła w Łopatynie) in 2005. Thanks to their own contribution of funds, in cooperation with the Higher Vocational School in Nysa and with the support of the Polish Senate, the roof and facade were renovated.

Since 2006, work is continuing. The Ministry of Culture has allocated funds for the maintenance and reconstruction of damaged historic murals depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary by Stanisław Stroiński. The first phase of the restoration of the roof of the chancel has also been completed. The main altar houses a copy of the image of Our Lady of Łopatyn - a gift from the former Polish citizens. The original, thought to be a miraculous Image, was saved from destruction and now resides in Wojcice in Poland.

Viktor Mandryka on November 9, 2012

That smacks a bit of propaganda. The government and not the local citizens has contributed to the destruction! The Ukrainian population was forced out from other part of Galicia, what belongs now to Pole, too...

정인우 on January 29, 2014

Hello ~~

Fantastic shot !

Very good photo ! Like it ! !!

Thank you so much my dear ...

Viktor Mandryka on January 29, 2014

thank you 정인우!

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  • Uploaded on April 9, 2009
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    by Viktor Mandryka
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX2
    • Taken on 2007/09/20 11:21:31
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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