Chapelle St. Kinga | Wieliczka, Pologne

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

La mine de sel de Wieliczka et surtout la chapelle Sainte-Kinga, située à 101 m sous terre, sont exceptionnelles. Une immense salle (465m² et 11m de haut) si profondément sous terre, éclairée par des lustres et ornée de nombreuses pièces d’art. Mais le plus impressionnant pour moi était l’autel vieux de plusieurs centaines d’années fait de sel.

La chapelle a été nommée en l’honneur de Sainte Kinga de Pologne, qui est également la patronne des mineurs de sel. Et la chapelle est toujours utilisée ! Jusqu’à 400 personnes peuvent y entrer pour des services religieux, des concerts ou même des mariages.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 13mm
ISO: 400
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 8
Exposure time (middle): 1/2s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 14.5 MPx
Date: Taken in November 2013

Location: In St. Kinga’s Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Kraków

Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

St. Kinga’s Chapel is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

St Kinga’s Chapel and the whole Wieliczka Salt mine are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978, inscribed as Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines. It was among the first 12 inscribed World Heritage Sites.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines 
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos

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