A glimpse of Poland's primeval past

Poland's Białowieża Forest, far to the north, may seem like a long way away - but a campaign to save it from destruction is gaining steam right here in Krakow. Białowieża is a primeval forest, rich in both animal and plant life, and unique in Europe. Yet the European Earth Centre Foundation says it is in danger of extinction, which would wipe one of Europe's richest eco-systems from the map. To raise awareness of the danger to the forest, an exhibition of photographs is being held in Krakow. The pictures were taken over the course of 25 years, by Jan Walencik and his wife Bożena. Between them they have selected around 100 pictures from their personal collection, which are being presented for viewing, free of charge, in the city until January 31 next year. The exhibition will be on the square in front of Wawel Castle until October 31. From November 14 it will be at the Galeria Krakowska mall next to the railway station.

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