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Wawel is the most important, royal castle in Poland, in Cracow. it is famous for its renaissance courtyards. Other castle with courtyards are often also called "Wawels". Co this is the courtyards of Silesian Wawel in Brzeg.

Firstly mentioned in 13th century, rebuilt in 16th century, the castle of Brzeg is the great monument of Reinaissance architectonic style. In Brzeg, the part which is especially worth noting is the main gatedecorated with the sculptures of 12 Polish kings and 12 princes of Silesia region. Over 150 years the castle was the cultural centre of the region - till the year 1741, when it was damaged by Prussians. Later, it was used as a tavern and barracks what slowly changed the beautiful place into ruins. Fortunately, after the second world war it was renovated and now the visitors can enjoy the renaissance interiors of the Museum of the Piasts of Silesia Region.

There is something wrong with my old eyes. I did not notice that the column in my yesterday picture was not vertical. And then all of you wrote about it :(. I checked with grid - it WAS a bit slant but not so much (2 degrees).

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