The Church of Peace in Swidnica that you can see on this picture is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Its interior is unbelievable beautiful. Everything is made from wood and yet it is so colorful and huge. When you’re inside you don’t know where to look first, it has capacity of 5.500. But unfortunately this trip was before I had my tripod, so you can imagine how I was almost lying on the floor to keep the camera as steady as possible to get good shots. Not many good came out in the end, but this is one of them.
The Church of Peace in Swidnica was built in the 17th century. What’s special is that it is an evangelical church. Why is that special? In that time it wasn’t easy to be an evangelic believer in that region. The Catholic Church was too powerful in that time, so they only allowed evangelical churches to be built outside of the city walls and only to be built from wood, sand, clay and straw. This is also the reason why today are only two Churches of Peace left as it is quite hard to protect them from fire.
What’s even more stunning in my opinion is the fact, that the building process was completed within one year. That was also one of the strict conditions.
Camera: Canon 500d | Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 IS | ISO: 100 | Exposures: 3
Aperture: 3.5 | Focal length: 18mm | Exposure time (middle): 1.3 | Tripod: none
- UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica