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Copyright: Mihaela SM (salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S6500fd
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/1300 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 16:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wawel (Polish Wzgórze wawelskie) is the name of a limestone outcrop situated on the left bank of the Vistula in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above sea level. This is a symbolic place of great significance for Polish people. The Royal Castle and the Cathedral are situated on the Hill. Polish Royalty and many distinguished Poles are interred in the Cathedral and royal coronations took place there.

The history of the medieval Wawel is deeply intertwined with the history of the Polish lands and Polish royal dynasties during the Middle Ages. The political and dynastic tensions that led to the final ascendence of Kraków as the royal seat are complex, but for most of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Wawel was the seat of national government. As the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth formed and grew, Wawel became the seat of one of Europe's most important states. This status was only lost when the capital was moved to Warsaw in the 17th century. When Poland lost its political independence during the period of the partitions, Wawel became a symbol of the lost nation; demonstrations and meetings combined contemporary political action with a claim for the significance of the once-powerful state, taking on nationalist overtones.

The significance of the Wawel hill comes in part from its combination of political and religious structures and functions. The cathedral holds the relics of St. Stanisław and stands directly adjacent to the Royal Castle. The hill has long had a religious function; some of the oldest extant architectural remains are those of the Rotunda of the Virgin Mary, which may be visited today in a tour that takes the visitors into the walls and foundations of the present-day buildings.

from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wawel

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Buna Mihaela,
interesanta nota asociata cu aceasta fotografie. Buna alegere a tonurilor A&N. Imi place unghiul din care ai facut fotografia.

Numai bine,

ps: multumesc penru vizita si comentariu. Inca sunt in Germania, maine plec... din pacate :(

Ciao Mihaela!
Imi place cum ai prelucrat aceasta imagine!
Claritatea, nuantele si perspectiva, foarte bune!
Excellent done!

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