What’s a difference between two wooden churches?


Wooden church in Zakopane

I’ve written about them before, the world heritage site “Wooden churches of Southern Lesser Poland“. I’ve seen them, I’ve admired them and the one on the photograph is not one of the world heritage churches. This one in is the same one. Terrible misstake maybe. I still agree with the grade, but I will have ro show you acurate pictures another time.


Side view of the same church

Wooden Churches of Southern Lesser Poland and Subcarpathia of the UNESCO inscription are located in Gorlice, Nowy Targ, Bochnia counties, and Brzozów County and are in Binarowa, Blizne, Dębno, Haczów, Lipnica Dolna, and Sękowa. There are in fact many others of the region which fit the description: “The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since the Middle Ages…”

The wooden church style of the region originated in the late Medieval, the late sixteenth century, and began with Gothic ornament and polychrome detail, but because they were timber construction, the structure, general form, and feeling is entirely different from the gothic architecture.

The one that I have on my photographs is from Zakopane and, even if it fits the description is not a part of the world heritage. Shoult it be? I think so. Why was omitted? I have no idea. Maybe is not as great or maybe is not as old as the others? Maybe because it’s located in a place that every Polish tourist have visited at least once. I don’t know, but my goal the comming summer is to visit at least one and show you how great it is. Deal?

But while I’m writing I can tell you a little about Zakopane. It is a tiny town in Tatra mountains in Southern Poland. Not many people live here, but even more visit this town every year. In winter you can go skiing, in summer hiking. The mountains are high and majestic and I love them. Hiking here is quite easy and the best part is that you can stay in town and only make day-trips.

The culture here is colorfull. People have ships on mountain slopes, are great singers and have even greater temper. The food here is great and drinks even better. But don’t think that you can be better at drinking than the locals.

No grade today, but a recomendation to stop by Zakopane, when you are near.


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2 thoughts on “What’s a difference between two wooden churches?

  1. TBM says:

    It’s amazing that they still stand.

  2. […] What’s a difference between two wooden churches?. […]

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