Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cracow - nice memory from 2011

29 th January 2015

Cracow one of the most popular city in Poland and not only. It was an old capital of Poland and it is a historical city. I have been there many times but each time is unique. These photos were taken in July 2011 when I was in Cracow with my daughter. At that time Kate was 11. The weather was perfect,..







Cracow's band


Kate in front of post office


Main Square 



 Barbican
 The Cracow uniform
New Queen ...

And horses - symbol of Cracow...






Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] ( )also Cracowor Krakow (US English /ˈkræk/UK English /ˈkrækɒv/) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (PolishWisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century.[2] Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596;[3] Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.






After the invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Kraków became the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to German extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz never to return, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.




21 comments:

  1. The lovely horses, costume and bike. The streets look great.

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    1. Cracow is an old city and worth visiting it. But it is yonger thsan my city which is 760 years old

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  2. Like here, I see the people are knitting to keep things warm, except our knitted covered things appear in mid summer.

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    1. Andrew, knitting is always in fashion.

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  3. It looks a nice city with big open squares.

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    1. There are a lot open spaces there...

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  4. Gosia, such a beautiful city with all the horses. Nice to see this, as I have heard of Krakow as a place of Jewish internment, not so pleasant. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Cracow before WWII was a place where thousands of Jews lived . It was a typical melting pot.... Then nightmare came...

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  5. Hi Gosia. It's so beautiful there, and I loved seeing the horses in all their finery!!

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    1. So you are welcome . Enjoy my photos

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  6. lots of horse carriages there! your daughter is cute. i like the yarned bicycle. :)

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    1. There are a lot of horses in Cracow. You can meet them only there...

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  7. Due to your inspiration, I have been reading a lot lately about Poland's cities. Krakow looks incredible. One of these days!

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    1. Mitchell, I am waiting for you...

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  8. Wow, lots of horses and fun transportation opportunities! I enjoyed the yarn bomb on the bike.

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    1. Cynthia there is a wide chgoice of transportation in Cracow..

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    1. It is great means of transport there but it is not cheap

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  10. Everything looks very nice. The horses are beautiful, and the brick/stone streets are neat.

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    1. Bethany, brick/stones streets were very popular in the past. But they are in a good shape...

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  11. I do love the colorful Cracow clothing.

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