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Czaplinek is a town in Drawsko County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Exaltation of the Cross Church - This impressive post-evangelical church was built in 1829 - 1830 in the form of a Greek cross in the Neo-Classicism style with some Neo-Romanesque features. Carl Friedrich Schinkel was an author of this temple design. He was one of the most fomous German architects in the fist half of the XIX century. Looking from outside on walls of transepts and a chanel, you can see stepped portals with tympanums. Inside the church, on the left, there is a still existing gallery, one of two, with an organ from 1862. It was produced by a then well known company B. Gruneberg from Szczecin. The tremendous wall polychromy was painted in 1954 by Wladyslaw Drapiewski. And mosaics were installed in the eighties of the XX century. You should also remember to have a good look at wooden sculptures at side altars. They were made by a local sculptor, Edward Szatkowski.

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Additional Photos by Tadeusz Rzepka (tedesse) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 320 N: 2097] (25147)
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