May - August 2020
Bobolice - Pearl of Jura
Krzysztof Muskalski photographs
One of the greatest Polish rulers, King Casimir III the Great, went down in history as the one who brought the Kingdom of Poland to splendor. The chronicler Jan Długosz summed up his Reign: he already found wooden Poland and left it brick. 14th-century Poland gained international and economic significance, its defense system was strengthened. Its main element was the extension of the Eagles' Nests Trail and the construction of a network of 36 castles protecting the southern borders of the Kingdom. One of them was the castle in Bobolice erected on a rocky hill in the place of a wooden building. Many owners and invaders were part of the turbulent history of the castle. Both changed its appearance and meaning. Only the decaying skeleton of the walls at the top of the limestone hill has survived to our times.
And it would seems that the ruins of the castle will be a crumbling testimony to the likeness of the remaining ruins of the Eagles' Nests. However, the 21st century opened a new card in the Bobolice Castle thanks to Senator Jarosław W. Lasecki, a local businessman who bought and restored the ruins of the fortress. Thanks to his efforts, supported by archaeological and research works, the castle gained another new shape and image. He refers them to the rich history of the region shining like a pearl in the crown of the Eagles' Nests.
Krzysztof Muskalski, EFIAP/s, AFRP, ZPAF
Cycle "Jurassic Land":
1. The Wiercica Valley
2. Sokole Mountains colorfully
3. Ogrodzieniec - Power fortress
4. In the steelworks
5. Bobolice - Pearl of Jura
International Photo Salon - Grand Eurasia 2019, Russia