Castle in Nowy Sacz


From Wikipedia: “The partially restored ruins of the medieval Royal Castle date back to the 14th century during the reign of Kazimierz the Great. It was destroyed in 1945 at the end of World War II when it was used as a German ammunition store and was the site of mass executions. There are also the remains of the city walls nearby.”

Photos below show all whats left of it. Its in very bad shape and devastated too. There is lot of garbage all over the place and many parts are sprayed. Its sad as this is piece of city’s history and should be treaten as such.

Wide look at ruins of tower.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18 mm (27 mm equivalent)

And a bit less wide as we get closer.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 28 mm (42 mm equivalent)

Standing by the castle hill.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 30 mm (45 mm equivalent)

After climbing up icy stairs we see how interior part looks these days. Not much to visit, just whats on the photo.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18 mm (27 mm equivalent)

Not so far away we find another part of castle ruins…


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/500 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18 mm (27 mm equivalent)

…just two walls and some foundations.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18 mm (27 mm equivalent)

Another wall…


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/80 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18 mm (27 mm equivalent)

…and some badly damaged interiors. As you can see most of the floor is missing.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/125 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 35 mm (52 mm equivalent)

Suddenly, dark clouds covered the sky. Those are last rays of sun before snow flurry.


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/500 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 28 mm (42 mm equivalent)


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 35 mm (52 mm equivalent)

Castle is still guarded by a knight :)


SONY DSLR-A200, Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200, 30 mm (45 mm equivalent)