Raining in a world heritage (72)
|After several rather odd photos it could be time for a postcard.|
This is from Levoča, a small town (population about 15.000) in north-eastern Slovakia, since 2009 classified by the UNESCO as a world heritage for its well maintained historical centre, fortifications and outstanding work by the 16th century artist Master Paul of Levoča. Among his works is the largest wooden painted altar in Europe, situated in the church in this photo, the Basilica of St. James (Bazilika svätého Jakuba), partly from the 14th century.
In the foreground is the Old Town Hall, built in 1615 on the same spot as an earlier building from the 15th century which had been destroyed by fire.
Unfortunately the time I spent in Levoča, slightly less than two days, was mainly cold and rainy, so none of the photos I took in this charming little town were very cheerful. I finally decided to show two of them anyway. You will see another one in a workshop. A second workshop shows a huge medieval castle not far away, taken from a bus as I was proceeding my journey. The castle is included in the world heritage.
The map coordinates for this photo are 49.025631, 20.587955. Here is a larger version.