Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reflections of Czestochowa

Hotel Mercur  Czestochowa Centrum - I would rate this three star hotel closer to a four or five star.  It is a great place to stay and it is so close to Jasna Gora (monastery). I walked up the slight incline which, to people in the flatlands of Poland, is a mountain to Jasna Gora early in the morning before all the tourist busses rambled in and was able to do a self guided tour without crowds. 

Jasna Gora possesses a painting of the Black Madonna which was painted by St. Luke on the cedar table of the holy family in Jerusalem. It was brought to Czestochowa in 1384 by Constantinople. People of Poland have been making pilgrimages to this monastery every since. 

 Look to the left wing for reflections of the phone.

Klobuck Cemetery - I never thought I'd get a selfie on a tombstone.

Building reflections of Jasna Gora on phone booths. That young man wanted to be in my phone so he showed off his leg.

More tombstone reflections of flowers and candles at Klobuck Cemetery.


Gosia k said...

Yes, Czestochowa it is worth visiting so nice and crowded. Beautiful photos. Greeting from Bytom 70 km from Czestochowa

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, some very unusual reflective surfaces! how wonderful to see a painting of the Black Madonna, from what I've read, she's quite an inspiring art piece.

Mersad said...

Can't wait to see where your journey takes you next. Mercure hotels are nice. (they are a chain of ibis hotels)

Mersad Donko Photography

Ginny said...

Very clever reflections. Do they have many phone booths? There are hardly any here now anymore. They are much more modern and prettier than ours here. You make me laugh abut the man's leg, you are so witty.

'Tsuki said...

That is such an awesome serie... I love the fact that you captured a self portrait on a tumbstone : it changes the atmosphere of the place.

A Quiet Corner said...

A great array of reflections...:)JP

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of great reflection shots!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Michelle said...

Excellent reflections

Łucja-Maria said...

Ruth, I hope that you publish a post about the monastery in Czestochowa.
An image of a black Madonna is a Polish holiness.
Greetings from Polish.

orvokki said...

Rarely gets his own picture of the gravestone still in your life. Lovely reflections :)

I haven't seen Phone huts in a long time. When all have a cell phone at all, so we haven't the public telephones any more (maybe somewhere still have).

James said...

I like your Poland series of pictures! I'd like to go there myself someday.

Also this reminds me to go checkout The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa which is only a few miles from me.

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