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The Carmelite Church

Warsaw, Poland

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph (Polish: Kosciol Wniebowziecia NMP i sw. Jozefa Oblubienca) commonly known as the Carmelite Church is a Roman Catholic church at Krakowskie Przedmiescie 52/54 in Warsaw.

The Carmelite Church has Warsaw's most notable neoclassical-style façade, created in 1761-83. The church assumed its present appearance beginning in the 17th century and is best known for its twin belfries shaped like censers.

The present church is the second building to have arisen here, erected over the site of a wooden church originally constructed for the Discalced Carmelite order in 1643 and burned down by the Swedes and Brandenburg Germans in the 1650s. The new building was founded in 1661 by Polish Primate Michal Stefan Radziejowski, who also established Warsaw's Holy Cross Church. It was built in 1692-1701 to the plan of Jozef Szymon Bellotti. The church's basic structure had been largely completed by the end of the 17th century, but the present façade was not begun till 1761. It was erected by Karol Stanislaw Radziwil, who commissioned the Hungarian architect Efraim Szreger to draw up a plan for a comprehensive new façade. This impressive façade was built in a style typical for the reign of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, with dominant columns supporting the cornice.

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ac10-Jan-2010 09:08
Beautiful night shot.
poetry66611-Dec-2009 22:39
Terrific lighting and composition Tomasz.BV!!
Randy Adams10-Dec-2009 14:37
Beautiful work Thomasz! V
Guest 10-Dec-2009 11:54
Beautiful with great history!
marie-jose wolff10-Dec-2009 09:22
stunning light and wonderful composition! V
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography10-Dec-2009 08:23
Paco López10-Dec-2009 05:51
Great!!!!!!!! V!
Ed McConnell10-Dec-2009 03:29
great shot and story..and so sharp..
Cindi Smith10-Dec-2009 03:14
Abolutely perfect!!!!! Love the story behind this!;)
Lieve Snellings10-Dec-2009 02:39
so beautiful light
Michael Shpuntov09-Dec-2009 23:30
Very graphic image. Perfect composition, excellent work with light. Vote.
J. Scott Coile09-Dec-2009 22:06
Erez Marom09-Dec-2009 21:37
Very nice night shot!
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad09-Dec-2009 15:04
Beautiful image of this grand old church. Thank you for the detailed description, as well. We get to learn a little that way too. V
Milan Vogrin09-Dec-2009 13:57
Very nice light and compo!V!
Jim Coffman09-Dec-2009 13:11
Another gorgeous capture! Outstanding work. BV
Guest 09-Dec-2009 12:36
Beautifully captured moment. v
Colin Storey09-Dec-2009 12:18
Absolutely stunning night shot. v
Gerard Koehl09-Dec-2009 12:13
De toute beauté... V
Steve Pepple09-Dec-2009 11:26
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak09-Dec-2009 11:17
Excellent shot! ~V~
Stephanie09-Dec-2009 10:59
A stunning night shot with another great story! V.