Measuring between 1.3 to 1.5 metres long and 50cm in depth, the cylindrical metal canister was found in the conservatory of an 18th century palace used by Hitler’s SS as a brothel.
The Bishops' Palace in Kielce, which was built as a home for wealthy Kraków bishops, was constructed in the early 17th century, a time when Poland had reached its largest geographical size and had recently occupied Moscow.
A place of quaint, quiet side streets and random little wonders, Webber falls in love with the copious charms of Krosno.
Regarded as one of the area’s finest architectural jewels, the fate of the palace in Kopice now hangs in the balance with many fearing that if the court’s decision comes too late the remarkable structure could completely collapse.
Poland is a country that never ceases to surprise me – and can there be anything more surprising than the mind-boggling castles and palaces that have been built from scratch in the last few decades?
Driving in, it is hard not to be wowed. Brooding silently, it could have come from the imagination of Lovecraft or Poe.
The display, which includes a 75-metre-long tunnel of light, is designed to emphasise the history and beauty of the royal palace and gardens.
The meetings would take place in the drawing rooms of influential people and they were places to see and be seen. Refined taste ruled and men and women of the higher classes would discuss new phenomena and trends in art.
Though lacking in overt attractions like a ‘Visit Me Old Town’, it’s got enough pleasures and treasures to make it quite special. In fact, I’ve actually started calling it The Special K.
Once cited as one of the city’s finest and earliest examples of Neo-Classical architecture, the war-ravaged ruins of Wrocław’s Hatzfeld Palace have been placed on the market.