Photographer's Note

OLSZTYN - another stone castle credited to The King Casmir the Great. Its ruins are visible from a distance. The castle was a part of protective system of the whole Little Poland region. It was later extended, then destroyed by the Swedes and partially dismantled in 1722-26. The only survived part of the former fortress is a round tower. The monument near the castle commemorates 2,000 victims murdered at that site by the Nazis during 1940-45.
Every autumn thousands of spectators gather to watch how magnificent firework displays and laser shows illuminate the stately ruins of the castle.

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Additional Photos by Artur Turyna (sixTL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 0 N: 638] (8596)
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