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Rzędzin, which you see in this photo, is a suburb of my hometown Tarnów. I grew up in a different part of town, but I thought I will show you one more church, which has not been presented before. Its construction started actually before WWII but it was not entirely finished before the war. German army has used it as a storage for weapons as they did with other churches during the war. That is the reason why so many churches in Germany were badly damaged. Russian army used it as a stable for horses. The towers were added after the war.

The hill which you see at the back with a transmitter on top, is called St Martin’s Mountain. It is a nice recreation area. On the top of the mountain there was once a lovely castle. Today only ruins remain, and they are not very photogenic. The view over the whole town from the top is spectacular though. Most of the town is not visible in this photo, what you see is one of residential areas.
This photo was taken from the same POV as this picture which I showed before:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Poland/photo1588815.htm

More information on the hill from Wikipedia:
St Martin's Mountain (384 m above sea level) - a hill located to the south-east of the center of Tarnów, partly within its administrative borders. It is the northern edge of the Carpathian Foothills threshold. The name of the mountain (popularly known as Marcinka) comes from the historic church of St. Martin located in the present-day village of Zawada, which is the oldest parish church in Tarnów and its vicinity. Near the top of the hill and the church there is a terrestrial transmitter belonging to the operator EmiTel. West of the top of Mount St. Martin, there are remains of a Gothic castle, built in the first half of the 14th century by Spytek from Melsztyn. The castle was built on an irregular, oval plan with a tower on the west side. During the Hungarian invasion in 1441, the castle was conquered and destroyed. It was rebuilt by the castellan of Kraków, Jan Amor Tarnowski (junior) in the mid XV century. The Grand Hetman of the Crown, Jan Tarnowski, rebuilt it as a family residence in the Renaissance style in the first half of the 16th century. From the end of the 16th century, the castle was successively owned by the Ostrogski, Zasławski, Zamoyski and then Sanguszko families. Its demolition began in the 17th century.
In the 1980s, remains of an early medieval settlement from the 10th-11th centuries were also discovered on the hill.

Source: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B3ra_%C5%9Awi%C4%99tego_Marcina

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