Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland

 

In 1038, Krakow, was the capitol of Poland with Wawel Royal castle, becoming the residence of Polish kings.

 

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The Cloth Hall structure is dated back into the 13th century, it’s importance was to be the center of the east-west trading post for textiles, fabrics, silk, leather and spices.

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Nowadays  the Cloth Hall Market place is surrounded by old cafe’s and restaurants, horse  drawn carriages for tourists; just a pulsing center of the town . Well somehow it reminded me a bit of Venice just without the canals.

The main tower of the square place

The main tower of the square place

Krakow has become a combination of old and new generations in it’s own very unique character. It’s old history still remains, yet there is such a fresh lifelines  continuing to change the city’s old burdens of the 2nd World War.

The Old train station , where Jews arrived to be transported to close by camps. The train station is closed and not really a tourist attraction.

The Old train station , where Jews arrived to be transported to close by camps. The train station is closed and not really a tourist attraction.

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A restaurant with old Singer sewing machines as tables

A restaurant with old Singer sewing machines as tables

A rushing nun in her Birkenstock's

A rushing nun in her Birkenstock’s

 

Twin motorcycles

Twin motorcycles

Love locks on the main bridge.

Love locks on the main bridge.

Overview of the old city from top of the Music Academy

Overview of the old city from top of the Music Academy

From the old gate, which was the first opening to the city. Krakow is enclosed by an old wall, along the Vistula River.

From the old gate, which was the first opening to the city. Krakow is enclosed by an old wall and surrounded  with the Vistula River. Great for bicycle lovers , you can bike around the entire city.

A boat ride on the Vistula river

A boat ride on the Vistula river

Old and new architecture

Old and new architecture

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A dinner with Gregorian eggplant rolls filled with walnuts

A dinner with Gregorian eggplant rolls filled with walnuts

...and polish dumplings  filled with mushrooms. And a spectacular view

…and polish dumplings filled with mushrooms. And a spectacular view

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9 Responses to Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    It seems those stupid locks have made their way to Kraków too.

  2. What a unique old/new city! You chose some wonderful details to share your impressions with us.

  3. Lovely pics. I know very little of Poland. When I used to direct TV commercials, quite a few of which were for Poland, I visited Warsaw on a few occasions. I only used to go for meetings, as we shot the films in London, so I never saw much outside of hotels, advertising agencies and the airport:)

    • Thank you Roger. Krackow’s city has been saved during the war , where only 5 % of the city was destroyed, so there is really wonderful architecture to be seen. I had contemplated to take the train to Warsaw, which had been destroyed a lot more, yet as being German it is a real challenge to go see those cities.

  4. Thank dear Judi, my photography buddy, indeed Krackow is a city of diversity combining the new generation with it’s old history.

  5. Amanda says:

    Very cool history. Beautiful as always.

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