KAZIMIERZ. Basilica Bożego Ciała.

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The church was founded in 1342 by King Kazimierz the Great. Conceived in the Gothic style, its stark, lofty interiors are given a surprising and marvellous dash by the gilded furniture and altar-piece. These elements were largely added during the 17th century by the rich burghers who patronized this mighty parish church. An evocative statue of one of these fellows emerges from the wall of the southern aisle. He is carved in stone with a plumed helmet at his feet and a sword brandished in his right hand. A delightful touch can also be found in the pulpit. This golden boat, replete with oars and a mast, appears to sail across the church. It is held up by two bronze mermaids and a couple of over-weight looking fish.

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Nadia Kushnir on July 14, 2015

Many thanks, Jun!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

KesaKoat on August 23, 2015

Just stunning!

Nadia Kushnir on August 25, 2015

Many, many thanks, KesaKoat!!!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on October 25, 2015

Impressive photo, well done. LIKE155.

Regards, Leif.

Nadia Kushnir on October 25, 2015

I thank You, Leif!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

Darja Brus on December 23

Excellent! like! Greetings from Slovenia, Darja.

Nadia Kushnir on December 23

Many thanks, Darja!!!! Warm regards. Nadia.

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Nadia Kushnir
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  • Uploaded on April 27, 2012
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    by Nadia Kushnir