A weekend in Kraków | Photography Focus 2 – Architectural elegance
In my first post of this now concluding Kraków series, I described how the Kraków I first set eyes upon was like a gleaming jewellery box, so complete was its skyline with opulent, intricate architectural features, from bright green onion-shaped copper cupolas and elegantly curved wrought iron art nouveau domes, to neo classical pillars and extravagantly baroque church facades. In fact so abundant in architectural elegance is the old town of Kraków, that when I recently collected together sketches of every dome and cupola I had seen in the city into a single composition (a work which I am currently painting – I hope to finish the somewhat ambitious project this week), my Partner, who studied in Kraków for years, actually thought I must have invented a few, such was the proliferation of diverse architectural splendour assembled out of the Kraków skyline.
Well, with this final post and my last set of Kraków photographs, you can start to see just a few of the dazzling features which characterise the city, filling its skyline with glittering details and ensuring that from every approach and angle, the city looks like a work of art – a masterpiece of historical wealth and architectural diversity. From stunning gold tiles, so complete in their sheen and opulence that you feel diminished before their glorious spectacle, to clocks and door knockers which render even a cracking door or ageing building facade a masterpiece of design; these are a set of photos which pretty much sum up Kraków , jewel-box city in a single set – beautiful, decadent, charming, unspoilt – a city to be seen; a spectacle intended to wow. So, with the stage set for a dazzling photographic gala, I’ll let my photos of Kraków do the talking. Enjoy.
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- A weekend in Kraków | Photography Focus 1 – Urban details (daily-norm.com)
- A weekend in Kraków | Day 1 – Jewellery box city (daily-norm.com)
- A weekend in Kraków | Day 2 – Kings, Communists and the Kazimierz Ghetto (daily-norm.com)
- A weekend in Kraków | Day 3 – Stars and studies in an enlightened city (daily-norm.com)
- A Weekend in Kraków | Mariacki Sunrise (daily-norm.com)