Spire of Notre Dame in Paris

:: in April 17, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

A fire in cathedral Notre Dame in Paris that occurred on April 15th 2019 was a shock to entire World; I have also followed all the news about fight with this fire, and now I wait for detail information on what has been damaged and what survived. What is left…

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Medieval low-budget solutions

:: in April 7, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Cracow Cathedral on Wawel hill is one of the most important churches in Poland; it is a great gothic building, created (in present form) in the 14th century. Unfortunately, even in case of such a high-profile investment (also in political terms), and in spite of spreading its completion for several…

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Medieval beasts you want to avoid

:: in March 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Some time ago I have written about animals from medieval bestiaries (post available HERE) and back then I have mentioned that this topic is a subject for more than one post. That post focused on “real” animals described in medieval books, so now it is time to take a look…

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Our lady of the Plague

:: in February 24, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Almost obligatory decoration for market squares in the former Habsburg monarchy is so called Plague Column, in most cases late-baroque. They were erected after plagues, and we may find a many examples of such monuments in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, or Silesia (in Poland) and most of them date…

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Mysterious Prince of Scribes

:: in February 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Since many years now I have a pleasure to run lectures during calligraphy & illumination workshops provided by Barbara Bodziony. Obviously, those lectures focus on medieval manuscripts. Medieval books’ lovers usually are familiar with particular 12th century miniature, depicting monk working in scriptorium, inscribed as a portrait of scribe called…

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