Wawel Cathedral | Poland

Wawel Cathedral in Krakow (Katedra Wawelska)
Wawel Cathedral as part of the Wawel Castle Complex - and it's little miniature representation

As a child, I was always fascinated by city models or miniatures. And just when I entered the inner courtyard of the Wawel Castle in Krakow, I saw a model of the very same thing. Not only that but the miniature is positioned in a way that you can capture reality and its copy in a single photograph. Sure thing, I had to do that.

Do you know any other places to enjoy such a combination of models and reality?

By the way, unlike my other photos from Krakow Old Town Square, this one actually wasn’t taken early in the morning. Instead, I used a little bit of magic to get rid of the tourists that were enjoying themselves at the Wawel Castle at this time, lining up to visit the Wawel Cathedral.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 18mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Aperture: 8
Exposure time (middle): 1/250s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Date: Taken in November 2013
Location: Inner Courtyard of the Wawel Castle in Krakow with view on the Wawel Cathedral (katedra wawelska)
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The Wawel Cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Wawel Cathedral and the whole Historic Centre of Kraków are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978. Together they’ve been among the first 12 inscribed World Heritage Sites.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Historic Centre of Kraków

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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