Wooden churches of Lesser Poland (re)visited

Surrounded by the architecture and nature of southern Lesser Poland, we had the unique opportunity to discuss important issues of cultural heritage preservation during a journey along the trail of wooden churches located in the Polish-Slovak borderland. The picturesquely situated churches in Orawka, Dębno Podhalańskie (a 15th-century temple listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), and Harklowa captivated us with the simplicity of the log construction and the contrasting rich polychrome of the interiors.

Discussions about the climatic conditions in such specific buildings gained additional value owing to the research carried out in the Dębno church in 1999-2001 by prof. Kozłowski, founder of our group. Such trips are especially educative!

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