Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Cross

I visited the war cemetery few weeks ago. To my surprise the cross commemorating Polish soldiers that fought and died for homeland on all fronts of the world had been replaced.
This is the old one. It was made of wood and had 'God. Honour. Homeland' engraved on its arms.
Pictures taken March 2015.
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Odwiedziłam cmentarz wojenny kilka tygodni temu. Ku mojemu zdziwieniu krzyż dla polskich żołnierzy poległych za ojczyznę na wszystkich frontach świata został zmieniony.
Tak wyglądał stary. Był drewniany i miał napisy na ramieniach: 'Bóg. Honor. Ojczyzna.'
Zdjęcia zrobione w marcu 2015.

The commemorative table says: ' Eternal honor and praise for Polish soldiers who died for homeland on all fronts of the world. Sybiraks, Soldiers of the Home Army, combatants, Polish Army, citizens of Kołobrzeg'.
The new cross has modern design. I don't know what kind of material it's been made of.
There is neither a placard nor an engraving explaining the meaning of the cross. I expect it hasn't been finished yet. I'll check it again in the future to see if it's been changed.
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Nowy krzyż został zaprojektowany w nowoczesny sposób. Nie wiem, z jakiego materiału go wykonano. Nie ma żadnej tablicy czy napisów mówiących o znaczeniu krzyża. Myślę, że nie wykończono go jeszcze. Za jakiś czas na pewno sprawdzę, jak sprawy się mają.
On the left side of the cross (both the old and the new one) there is a field altar made of stones from St. Jerzy (St. George) church, which was destroyed during the WWII.
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Po lewej stronie krzyża (starego czy też nowego) znajduje się ołtarz połowy, zbudowany z kamieni pochodzących z kościoła pw. św. Jerzego, który został zniszczony podczas drugiej wojny światowej.
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8 comments:

  1. The crosses are so different and beautiful. I bet the modern one makes a lovely shadow when the sun is low! Great photos. :)

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    1. Thank you.You're right with nice shadow...

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  2. ...the new steel cross with last a long time, but I like the old wooden cross best.

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    1. Me too actually. I guess we just need to get used to the new one.

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  3. Guess I like both, because each fit best in the time the particular cross was/is displayed. Thank you for showing both in this post and sharing it with ALL SEASONS! I love war monuments,so we never forget who fought for our freedom! Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thank you for visit. And thank you for hosting ALL SEASONS.

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  4. The new one does not have the same effect as the old one and the new one I think should have been larger

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  5. They give different esthetic impressions.

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