Monday, January 2, 2012

Krowiarki Palace

Aren't these the most extraordinary images? All of Krowiarki Palace. Unfortunately, with very little information available. Here is a rare glimpse inside what was once one of Poland's grandest palaces. Spared destruction in World War II and shuttered for more than 40 years, it is supposedly being restored to its former glory. I do hope so, or at least preserved to some degree anyway...

Those windows...

And these beautiful images, shot by Gajda Marcin:

Via here, here and here


  1. It's so very beautiful, a sort of decayed beauty. In fact, I think that perhaps I may like it better like this than after they have restored it. This has a fabulous sense of history about it.

  2. I couldn't agree more. I am slightly obsessed with the Miss Havisham look. But, somehow (with this particular palace), further deterioration has to be prevented. And I always worry about vandals...

    Thank you so much for reading!

  3. I absolutely love these details! The old palaces in Europe & Asia are amazing and I sure hope they can be saved and properly restored. The beauty of yesteryear puts us to shame in this day & age.

  4. This palace is a Prussian palace built for the family of the Silesian Counts Henckel von Donnersmarck from the late 19th century.
    The village Krowiarki was a village in the German province Silesia and was called Polnisch Krawarn. until 1945.

    Now it's Polish since 1945 and is called Krowiarki.

    If you search via Google for Schloss Polnisch Krawarn (in German) or for Zespół pałacowo-parkowy w Krowiarkach you can get more information in the German or Polish Wikipedia.

  5. Here the link to the German Wikipedia

    and to the Polish one