Monday 11 May 2009

Ząbkowice Śląskie, Poland

Unused, undated.

Ząbkowice Śląskie
Gothic style Town Hall.

Ząbkowice Śląskie, then known as Frankenstein, suffered badly in the plague during the 17th century when around a third of the population died.  It is thought that some events at the time may have inspired the story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.


  1. A nice looking town hall.

  2. I love the postcard of Frankenstein! AND I love Mary Shelley's novel.

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  3. Oh, wow! Really! I love that story. It is so deliciously awful. But your postcard is lovely! Thanks for sharing it and the history behind it.

  4. I just wanted to say hello Sheila, I hope all is well with you. God bless.


  5. Hi Sheila,

    Imagine the place without the plague, it would be overpopulated. Perhaps him (or her of course) above meant things like this to happen.

  6. Lovely! Between you and JaPRA, I am now dying to see Poland one day!

  7. Plague or no, "Frankenstein" is a lot easier to pronounce.


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