Adam Bujak Wieliczka The Jewel of Poland

ISBN 13: 9788388918643

Wieliczka The Jewel of Poland

 
9788388918643: Wieliczka The Jewel of Poland

Wieliczka: The Jewel of Poland
Wieliczka: Klejnot Rzeczypospolitej

Photographs: Adam Bujak
Concept: Leszek Sosnowski
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There is a salt kingdom, hidden deep beneath the ground. Over 300 kilometers of corridors, three thousand chambers, nine levels, chapels and lakes - all subterranean traces of miner toil. Seeing it all would require over two hundred hours. Unusual and unique artifact of Polish culture possesses unspoken historical and natural value. It is one of the world´s very few mining preserves and living museums, and since 1978 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is full of art. There is even a monument to John Paul II. The underground teems with life. Close to a million tourists come through here annually. Wieliczka is a priceless gem. It has got no equals anywhere in the world.

Just as Wieliczka is permanently connected with St Kinga, the town´s history goes hand in hand with the mine. Throughout the centuries Wieliczka continued bringing great wealth to the Polish Republic. This volume shows the beauty and uniqueness of both, the aboveground city, and the one chiseled in salt below. The photographs of Adam Bujak, made with the help of the latest digital technology, wonderfully and faithfully capture the site´s magic and beauty. What is even more difficult, they capture the true colors of this salty abyss.

Publishing House: Biały Kruk, Kraków 2005
Laminated HardCover book measuring 9.5" x 12.1" x 0.95"
200 pages, color photographs
English Language Version

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