Cathedral Island, WroclawSeptember 5 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
This is one of the 20 islands of this city: this one entirely owned by the church. There are 6 churches here, including one built on top of another (really). It seems a Duke and a bishop were at odds over who was in charge. Finally, the duke moved across the river with the authority to build a church to his family's patron saint: Bartholomew. During excavation, they found a root shaped like a crucifix, Jesus included. So the bishop insisted that the new church be called Holy Cross, but it was already promised to St. Bart. In the end, St. Bart's was built, and Holy Cross was put on top.
The 1st picture is of the cathedral from the side, and the 2nd is in the nave. The 3rd is that double church.
The 4th is some 13th century artwork: one sculpture and one bas relief. The 5th is a seminary that is still active, and the last was a medieval orphanage.Read more