Vanishing villages

Pictures presented in this gallery – made by Marek Angiel in the years 2001-2006 – show the, already non-existing, wooden cottages of the Carpathian Foothills (Wiśnickie Foothills, around Bochnia and Wiśnicz). These unique photographs recorded the rustic environment, which – along with many customs, traditions and rituals – has passed away in oblivion.

Present transformation of the villages, which influenced the changes of the landscape, makes no illusions – the villagers of this region deliberately and on a large scale destroy the harmonious cultural landscape of traditional village – notices bitterly Angiel. This process also refers to other rural parts of Poland. The dominant feature of the modern village architecture is a red tile of the roofs. To recall old village climates, photos are accompanied with popular 19th century paintings with rural motifs.

Past in paintings

Oberek

Józef Chełmoński “Oberek”, 1878

Sielanka Chełmoński

Józef Chełmoński “Bucolic”, 1885

Zagroda_w_Bronowicach

Włodzimierz Tetmajer “A farm in Bronowice”, 1900

Wesele Wł Tetmajer

Włodzimierz Tetmajer “Wedding”

Past in pictures

Angiel - wieś (1)

Angiel - wieś (2)

Angiel - wieś (5)

Angiel - wieś (6)

Angiel - wieś (8)

Angiel - wieś (7)

Angiel - wieś (10)

Angiel - wieś (11)

Angiel - wieś (12)

Angiel - wieś (13)

Angiel - wieś (14)