Photographer's Note

Many of us dream about traveling around the world, and visiting photogenic places. Other praise their homes and would never leave, saying that there is no place like home. There is actually a middle way. What if visiting your hometown becomes a travel-wise a challenge and walking its streets eventually with camera gives you a pleasure nearly as much as a travel to a faraway destination?

This is one more photo presenting the Holy Family Church in my hometown Tarnow. I will gather my photos of this church in a dedicated theme so that it is easy to see them next to each other photographed from various angles.

Info about the history of the church sourced from the church website (, translated with Google Translate:

In mid-November 1903, the bishop of Tarnów, Fr. Dr. Leon Wałęga came to Krakow, asking the Visitor of the Congregation of the Mission, Fr. Józef Kiedrowski, for priests to work in Tarnów. On February 1, 1904, two priests came to Tarnów: Stanisław Tyczkowski and Zenon Truszkowski. Krakowska Street was chosen as the location of the new church. The land for the church and the house of the Missionary Fathers was donated by Princess Konstancja Sanguszkowa from Gumniska. Thanks to the dedication of the Tarnów Diocese and Poles from America and Prussia, the construction of the church and the Congregation House was started and completed. The title of the church was the wish of Princess Sanguszkowa - the founder of the land. The church was built in the years 1906-1908 according to the design of the architect Jan Sas - Zubrzycki. The temple was consecrated on October 4, 1908 by Fr. Bishop Leon Wałęga. The church was damaged in 1944 during the war, and then renovated. It is a neo-gothic, three-nave building with a transept, chapels and a two-tower massif. The church furnishings, mostly neo-Gothic, made by F. Stuflerserr from St. Urlich. Figural and ornamental polychrome in the interior made in 1934 by prof. J. Krupski. In 1955 it was renovated by J. Bereś. The stained-glass windows in the transept were designed by S. Matejko. In 1976 the chancel was adapted to the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council.

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