May 6, 2009

The Wooden Architecture Route [4] - Hanczowa

Today we're moving from Kwiaton to Hanczowa - a village situated about 50 kilometers from Nowy Sacz.
This church was built in the second half of the 19th century and, similarly like the Kwiaton's one, is a great example of Lemkos culture. More information about this temple you can find in the last photo (click on it to enlarge).

17 comments:

PAK said...

To widać. "Tutaj" się budowało zupełnie inaczej.

Aż nie wiem kiedy umieścić Św. Józefa na blogu, tak jakoś ubogo by wyglądał...

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, beautiful, fantastic, places I would love to see and smell.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice! I like the wooden architecture. Looks like a masterpiece too me. Great capture.

Vogon Poet said...

Great images, it is really great to see the inside.
Do you think there are still around (in Poland) people capable of building such architecture in wood? I mean the real craftsmen with skills and someone to draw a project in wood.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous pictures!
Léia

joo said...

Następna perełka:)

Hilda said...

The architecture looks very similar to the other church, and equally beautiful! I find it so fascinating.

I followed your Lemkos link to know more about this culture and people. Andy Warhol was on the list of famous Lemkos — cool!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

never seen a building like this one

Jacob said...

These are so intriguing! I've never seen anything like it, but I probably said that before. Does it smell musty and churchy inside?

m_m said...

@Vogon Poet - we don't know - maybe there are people who can do it, we hope.
@Jacob - yes, there is specific smell inside - some kind of mixture of the old wood and the holy water:)
Thanks for all your comments, we are happy that you enjoy places we show you!

this too will pass said...

fascinating; and a lovely photo too

Peter said...

This architecture is just wonderful! I also opened the link to Lemkos, until not a for me completely unknown culture and population (and also found Andy Warhol(a))! Thanks! You always learn something from blogging! :-)

nobu said...

Another beautiful wooden church.
Wonderful!!

That is the chicken said...

I love it...it looks like a wooden spaceship that just landed...does it smell of wood inside? In Canada many homes are built of cedar and they smell wondeful inside.

bfarr said...

These structures are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Cristóbal said...

Wow... really beautiful churches. I'm amazed by the great craftmanship.

I didn't know about Lemkos too, but it's good to learn about them now :)

alice said...

Inside and outside, these churches entirely made of wood are reaaly amazing.
Thank you for all your visits and comments to Arradon DP, always appreciated. And sorry for not coming here as often as I might...
I wish you a nice day!