Wawel Castle, 1845 y by andy551

Digital painting
Sketch,PS, my brushes and texture.
Inspired by the beauty of old architecture.
FAV – 51 (14.11.10)
In 1978—the same year UNESCO placed Kraków on the list of World Heritage Sites—Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Kraków, was elevated to the papacy as Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and the first ever Slavic pope.
Wawel is an architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone outcrop on the left bank of the Vistula River in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above the sea level. It is a place of great significance to the Polish people. The Royal Castle with an armoury and the Cathedral are situated on the hill. Polish Royalty and many distinguished Poles are interred in the Wawel Cathedral. Royal coronations took place there also
At that time Wawel became one of the Polish main centres of Christianity. The first early Romanesque buildings were erected there including a stone cathedral serving the bishopric of Kraków in the year 1000. Since the reign of Casimir the Restorer (1034–1058) Wawel became the leading political and administrative centre for the Polish State.




  • Aase
    Aaseover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and I like the tone very much.

  • Thanks for your comment and the fave!

    – andy551

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago

    Always look forward to seeing your work Andy, and this is no exception.

    Thanks for the history too.


  • Many thanks for your visit and comment , I so appreciate it!

    – andy551

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 4 years ago

    Wow, fabulous creation Andy. Fantastic work as always.

  • Awesome feedback, thanks so much ,Teresa

    – andy551

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Andy. Val

  • Thanks very much, really appreciated.

    – andy551

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 4 years ago

    wow. fabulous image! xoxoxoxo

  • Many thanks for your visit and comment , I so appreciate it!

    – andy551

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 4 years ago

    Wow! Fabulous work Andy! Love this!

  • Many thanks for this wonderful visit , and what a lovely comment, thank you!

    – andy551

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank You ,I am very pleased and honored.

    – andy551

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Outstanding work, Andy!

  • Many thanks , Bela,I much appreciate your visit

    – andy551

  • julie08
    julie08over 4 years ago

    Great work :)

  • Thanks,Julie, I appreciate your stopping by.

    – andy551

  • Marie Luise  Strohmenger
    Marie Luise S...over 4 years ago

    This is breathtaking.

  • Thank you so much for the great comment!

    – andy551

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