Photographer's Note

I went to Brzeg to see the Silesian Wawel - the castel of Silesian Piasts. But nearby there is a Holy Cross Church - I went in ... and my jaw dropped. I haven't expected such a rich decoration. I am not special fan of Baroque churches, I prefer Gothic and without later additions, but I was impressed.

Holy Cross Church in Brzeg, was built between 1734 and 1739 (the towers were built in between 1854 and 1856) in the location of the destroyed in 1545 monastery of the Dominicans - for the need of Jesuits which arrived to the town in 1677 (architect J. Frisch). The church has a single-aisle, with a number of side chapels and the tribunes. The ceiling stands out due to J.Kubena frescoes (1739-1745) presenting the glory of the Holy Cross, the missions of the Jesuit Order and figures of saints.

Luciano likes similar compositions, I hope he will like it . Not the taste of Gert, though :).

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12846 W: 136 N: 33228] (152060)
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