SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Damage caused by acid rain & air pollution in general to this statue on the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Cracow, Poland. The church was built in the baroque style in the early 17th century. In contrast to the blackened, eroded statue, some of the surrounding, honey-coloured stonework has been cleaned, with evidence of restoration work. In 1988, some of the worst-affected statues were replaced by replicas. Restoration work performed in the 1950's is currently (1990) requiring more attention. Cracow contains a wealth of historic buildings & is deemed a World Heritage Site. Whilst 80 buildings have been restored to date, some 1700 need urgent attention.
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