Wroclaw – 5

Excerpt from the new book about visiting Poland and The Baltics.

The painting was created over 100 years after the battle at the behest of some patriots in the then Polish city of Lwow. The group of painters completed the work in around 9 months. After WWII the painting was sent to Wroclaw but the authorities didn’t wish to display it because they thought the subject matter would upset their new Soviet friends. It was only in 1985 that the canvas was shown for the first time in Wroclaw and it has been a popular attraction ever since. Visitors get 30 minutes to see the painting and should use the audio-guides as these provide a detailed overview of all the scenes. The numbers of people are limited so things don’t become too crowded. 

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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