Trwała ruina zamku ogrodzienieckiego - próba adaptacji angielskiej szkoły konserwacji ruin
PRESERVED RUINS OF OGRODZIENIEC CASTLE: ATTEMPT AT ADAPTING THE ENGLISH METHOD OF THE CONSERVATION OF RUINS
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The English method o f the preservation o f ruins is discussed by the author against the background o f the work on conservation o f the remnants o f Ogrodzieniec Castle. In the case discussed, one had resigned from the picturesqueness o f the ruins, i.e. from the covering o f vegetation which they once had and removed it, the former Castle having been cleared o f rubble down to its original level. What was applied in conservation o f the coping of the walls was not, however, the old limestone used in England but rock-stone more resistant to Polish weather conditions. Moreover, no lawns were laid out in the original open level, the whole area concerned having been covered with concrete slabs with stones. Unlike in the English method, much attention was paid in the proceedings involved to exposition o f the ruins and their adjustment to tourist traffic. At the same time integrated archaeological, historical and architectonic research was initiated. Another essential aspect o f the conservation proceedings discussed was the tendency to make the ruins more ’’legible” by way o f separation o f the old material from the new in consonance with the principle that the old farms and material denote the historical parts and the new ones — new facilities intended for tourists. The castle sightseeing route has been provided with special surface, gangways, stairs, etc. It is also worth stressing that, in agreement with the Charter o f Venice, no reconstructed parts have been incorporated in the ruins discussed.
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