It’s incredible how many beautiful places lay just behind the corners.

We often travel all around the world in search of monuments and other cultures. But many of these “pearls” can be found so close to our doorsteps. Like Olkusz – a small city just 1 h drive from Gliwice.

I visited it by chance, during business trip and under really cold weather. With freezing hands I managed just a few photos but the tower from the main one is worth mentioning.

It’s a full reconstruction on the XIV-century foundations. It’s one of more then 10 towers that were parts of defending system surrounding Olkusz. What I like the most are the shades of stones (taken from the same region as the original ones). They make the tower extraordinary elegant.