Photographer's Note

Wroclaw Reflections

Centrally located in Europe, Wroclaw has a turbulent history. Located in a fertile agricultural area along the Oder and at the crossroads of two main trade routes (Via Regia and Amber Road), the city has been at the interest of many different rulers' struggles for supremacy.
We see this reflected in the different names under which the city is known: Polish: Wrocław, German: Breslau, Silesian German: Brassel, Czech: Vratislav, Latin: Vratislavia

The rich history can still be seen in the center of the city with a beautiful town hall, various churches, commercial buildings, cultural buildings, etc.
Much of this can be seen in the series of photos that Lars posted of Wroclaw on this site some time ago.

I start my impressions of our visit to the city with three reflections.

The first photo invites you to choose appropriate glasses to view the city.
A photo taken in the Kuźnicza (51.112972, 17.034538)

With our new glasses we can view the double portrait of the beautiful, richly decorated old town hall.
From the Oławska, (51.109088, 17.032923) we see the building and its reflection in a shop window.
The first parts of the town hall date from the thirteenth century.

The third photo shows that also in Wroclaw old and new can enhance each other's beauty. We can see from the Stare Miasto
(51.109103, 17.039093) the reflection of St. Adalbert's Church (Dominikanie we Wrocławiu - kaplica bł. Czesława) in the modern facade of a hotel.

■ Picture 1: Spectacles . . . . . . . . . . ► ◄

■ Picture 2: Old Town Hall . . . . . . . . ► ◄

■ Picture 3: Church of St. Adalbert. . ► ◄

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