Krakow was my longest stay in Poland. A friend told me I shouldn’t miss it, but also because my only paying client for this trip had family in Kraków.
I had done a little research, but not enough. I had an idea of a few things in the city to look for. Mostly, I just wandered around and saw what I saw, and took a lot of pictures. I did a lot of walking; my feet were in pain for days. Unfortunately, that kept me from crossing the river to visit more things I should have seen. I didn’t know exactly where they were and did not feel up to wandering more.
My photos begin in a small park near the train station. I had an incredible knack for exiting the train stations in the wrong direction and ending up in the “back”. I walked through the park, then headed the long way around towards the front of the train station. I took a taxi to my hotel because my phone had again died, so it couldn’t lead my way.
After a nap, I walked to Stare Miasto, the Old Town of Kraków. I returned again two days later for two days, as the archive was also there.
I learned a lot about the things I photographed while adding these photos to the gallery. Want to know more? Here are some Wikipedia links.
- Wawel Dragon
- Krakow Old Town
- Town Hall Tower
- Main Market Square
- Sukiennica – Draper’s Hall
- St. Mary’s Basilica
- St. Florian’s Gate
- The Barbican
- Battle of Grunwald
- Church of Saints Peter and Paul
- St. Andrew’s Church
- Planty Park
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All photos and content Copyright 2012 by Banai Lynn Feldstein.