May 3, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [2] - Kwiaton

Today you can see other shots from the church in Kwiaton. We managed to go inside:) This church will be renovated soon - we even saw scaffoldings inside.
This church is an example of Lemkos culture. Until 1947 this region was inhabitated by great group of Lemkos. Unfortunately beacuse of the action of communist authorities in Poland they were displaced to different regions in Poland. You can read more about this action (called 'Operation Wisla') here.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

Sorry to read about the displacement...love the architecture of this place...the inside looks quite ornate and beautiful.

Saretta said...

Those are lovely wooden spires. Displacement is always a tragedy...

Juergen Kuehn said...

Political purges are always a tragedy. All people, rich or otherwise, should be treated equal.
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The angle of the first photo is stunning and the ceiling painting of the second is glorious and very ancient.

Hilda said...

This is such a fascinating church! Of course, I looked at your post yesterday too. It looks like there's more roof than room! And wood. Wow.

The interiors are fabulous too. I wouldn't have thought it to have such an ornate interior based on its exterior. Amazing.

cieldequimper said...

The outside reminds me of Norway but the inside is simply stunning! Glad it's being renovated!

Vogon Poet said...

Following this route is a great idea, these building are stunning. I have read of the Lemkos and is really sad that this tragedy is quite unkown.

valeria said...

Very impressive!!

joo said...

Nigdy nie udalo mi się jej zobaczyć w srodku! Jest cudna:)

Leif Hagen said...

WOW - I love the wooden buildings and churches. Your blog is like a jewelry box of gems! I'm new to CDP; I started EAGAN daily photo. Greetings from Minnesota, USA