Archiwum Rodziny Krzeszowiaków

collection Archiwum Rodziny Krzeszowiaków
authors Leszek Krzeszowiak
length 03'01
country Poland
year 1979
format 16 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0017 001

Leszek Krzeszowiak was a skier (among others a Polish vice-champion in slalom in 1949 in Karpacz), ski coach, academic lecturer, judge, director of the Department of Judges and General Skiing in the Polish Ski Association. He was also passionate about filming sports and important events, not only family events. The pictures were shot with the Czechoslovak Admira 16 mm camera.

The film was recorded on the last day of John Paul II’s first pilgrimage to Poland, June 10, 1979. Shots from the balcony on the first floor of the Krzeszowiak family’s apartment at ul. Królowej Jadwigi in Cracow. In the distance, we can see a characteristic altar and crowds of believers gathered in front of it in Cracow’s Błonia.





keywords Cracow  pope  John Paul II  pilgrimage  mass  altar  crowds  priests  bishops  Admira camera  faithful  Catholicism  historical events 
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage