Poland Photos - Travel & Fine Art for all

There are some countries to which we have special connection – friends, family, great experiences, mentality of people who live there. Such country for us is Poland.

Krakow St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica | Kraków, Poland

St. Mary’s Basilica on the Main Market Square in Kraków is one of the town’s famous landmarks. Extraordinary are the two unequal towers, the higher one is 81m high, the other one is 12m smaller. According to an ancient legend, the towers were built by two brothers – each worked on one tower.

Pier Molo in Sopot on a sunny day

Pier in Sopot | Poland

The pier (Molo) in Sopot is with more than 500m the longest wooden pier in Europe. If you’re not a resident of the small town you always have to pay a little fee to enter, but anyways it was always very crowded there.

The Wawel Castle in Kraków enlightened at night. HDR Photo taken just before sunrise from the opposite side of the Vistula

Wawel | Kraków, Poland

The Wawel, residence of the Polish kings for so many centuries, was still enlightened and offered, together with the clouds, a breathtaking scene. I set up my tripod in the mud of the Vistula river bank and just as I finished shooting, the lights went off. I guess, once more I was incredibly lucky, but next time I rather wake up 10 minutes earlier.

Altar in the St. Kinga's Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland

St. Kinga’s Chapel | Wieliczka, Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine and especially the St. Kinga’s Chapel 101m below ground level are exceptional. A huge room (465m² and 11m high) so deep underground, enlightened by chandeliers and ornamented with numerous pieces of art. But the most impressive for me was the several hundred years old altar made from salt.

Sunrise over the Rooftops of the Jewish district Kazimierz in Kraków, Poland

Sky over Kazimierz | Kraków, Poland

Does that sound familiar to you? You’re on a 10 days trip and would like to make some photos. Half of the time you have to cope with thick clouds or even rain. You set your alarm at 5am to maybe be surprised by a nice sunrise (which works from time to time). And then on the last day, when you’re on the way back home, it happens – the best sunrise of the whole trip.

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