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Report - St. Benedict's Fort, Krakow, Poland - November 2009

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Adders, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Adders

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    St. Benedict's Fort was started in 1853, and completed in 1856 by the Austrians as one of the first parts of the city defences. It remains one of the few surviving fortifications in the region, and is currently sitting unused.

    The fort was used in the 1990's as an art exhibition space, with some of the pieces still installed in permanent situ on the walls. It has more recently housed renovation works and is awaiting it's next use.

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    The high rounded brick ceilings and walkways are awe-some, and the blatent patch up work with no tacky cover ups adds to the character.

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    The inside of what was the main entrance. Now sealed.

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    Some of the previous tenants are still wandering around in a couple of the rooms.

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    Itza nice staircase.

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    In the centre of the building was this round courtyard which ran all the way up to the roof, which looked to have once covered it. Only parts remain.

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