Krzemieniec

Here are three pictures of pre-war Krzemieniec, Poland, since 1945, Kremenets, western Ukraine. Click on any of the images to enlarge and see more detail.

A photograph of the castle on Bona Mount, Krzemieniec, Poland, c.1930.

A photograph of the castle on Bona Mount, Krzemieniec, Poland, c.1930.

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The legend surrounding Queen Bona’s quest for eternal youth and Krzemieniec illustrated on an old Polish postcard.

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An old picture postcard complete with polish postage stamps of Góra Bony, Krzemieniec, Poland, c.1920.

Krzemieniec, and more specifically the castle, has much folklore connected with it. These legends are mostly connected with the Polish king Sigismund the First’s wife, Bona Sforza. Some of these stories involve Queen Bona Sforza’s quest for eternal youth and her showering or bathing in the blood of innocent virgins. Another legend tells of a rope bridge built out of female braids of hair, which the princess/queen used to enter and leave the castle. Yet another story involves Bona hiding in a well in under the palace, leaving only at Easter on a broomstick, holding in her mouth a key for her secret treasury full of gold!

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