Landscape Photography: Church of Our Lady of Sorrows peeping out from Silesian landscape

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phortun
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13 days agoBusy2 min read

Hi there my Steemit friends and followers!

Through my entry for today´s #landscapehotography contest hosted by @juliank, I will show you a beautiful place that I discovered during one of my recent bike trips.

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There is just one spot that offers this breathtaking scenery of a majestic Baroque church peeping out from the lush Silesian forests - it is the Cvilin Lookout Tower, one of the most famous landmarks of the Silesian town of Krnov.

The church itself, however, is another important landmark and tourist attraction of the town. Officially known as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the magnificent church was built on the top of the Cvilin Hill above the town between 1722 and 1728.

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Listed as a Cultural Landmark of the Czech Republic since 1958, the church is also a very popular pilgrimage site with the main and most visited pilgrimage of the year held on Sunday closest to the Day of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15).


Hey, I am @phortun, the author of this post. Thank you for visiting my blog. If you like posts about #nature, #animals, #traveling and discovering secrets and beauties of the #world, feel free to follow me as these are the topics I mostly write about. Have a wonderful day and Steem on! :)

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