In the middle of our week in Zamość and Szczebrzeszyn, we took a
short side trip to Kazimierz Dolny. The Handshouse crew had just
finished a workshop there right before we arrived, but we wanted to go
back with Rick and Laura Brown to talk about architecture. Kazimierz
Dolny’s Renaissance and Polish vernacular buildings have been very well
preserved and are great living examples of what the Gwoździec synagogue
would have looked like.
Besides filming in the historic Kazimierz Dolny synagogue, we also wanted to film Rick, Laura, and a small group of students walking amongst the old buildings. The best light was at dawn and, unfortunately, in Poland in the summer, this meant getting everyone up around 4am. Just as the first rays of the sun were touching the tallest roofs, Ivo and Yari were rushing up to the top of the Three Cross Hill just outside of town. From there, they were able to see across the multitude of tiered roofs and film the small group venturing out.
After that, we were able to get everyone off to breakfast to look over the footage and drink down lots of coffee.