Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Cracow..it is always charming place to visit.

7th October 2015
Cracow is well known  city in Europe. It is the first place when I was on school trip. At that time I was seven and it seemed me a very big city. Since that time I have been to Cracow many time and I love this city ....
Market Square









You can buy flowers in each season here..






Information from wikipedia

Kraków (Polish) also Cracow,  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. 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 the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596;the 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 1998. It has been the capital of Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999.
The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre. The city has a population of approximately 760,000, with approximately 8 million additional people living within a 100 km (62 mi) radius of its main square.
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 Germanextermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz never to return, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.[5]
In 1978, Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Kraków, was elevated to the papacy as Pope John Paul II – the first Slavic pope ever, and the first non-Italian pope in 455 years.] Also that year, UNESCO approved the first ever sites for its new World Heritage List, including the entire Old Town in inscribing Cracow's Historic Centre.] Kraków is classified as a global city by GaWC, with the ranking of High sufficiency.Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities,] its extensive cultural heritage across the epochs ofGothicRenaissance and Baroque architecture includes the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Castle on the banks of the Vistula river, the St. Mary's Basilica and the largest medieval market square in Europe, the Rynek Główny. Kraków is home toJagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world and traditionally Poland's most reputable institution of higher learning.

13 comments:

  1. I enjoy visiting Poland through your blog. An interesting city.

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    1. I am very glad you are satisfied with ny blog. I love yours..

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  2. Cracow certainly has had the word - HISTORY - associated it for hundreds of years.
    The city features prominently in the James A. Michener book called "Poland".
    Definitely a book to read - so well researched historically.
    My parents and both my sisters have been to Cracow and loved the city and the areas
    of history around it. I guess I am from a family of "history buffs" - ha ha.

    As for having a blog - I did. And got rid of it.
    Diane above helped set it up. See Diane's blog on Papua New Guinea, Diane and I went up there in the same year - October 1963 and now we both live in Brisbane - she on the south side of the river and me on the north side.
    We meet when other mutual friends arrive for a stay/holiday or travelling further north in Brisbane for lunches - we can talk the "legs off a table" - ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin now your turn to visit Poland. I live about 70 km from Cracow. I am waiting for you. I read all posts by Diane - great blog,

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  3. I am in the middle of reading a book called The Girl from Krakow.

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    1. Andrew, I didn't read this book but I am going to borrow it from library.

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    2. Andrew, I didn't read it but I will borrow it shortly from library..

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  4. A nice place to visit. Enjoy the tour with you.
    Gosia, if you are interested in the onion pancake recipe, you can click and view it here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1be3CB_tc1g. And there are other onion pancakes there as well. Enjoy your pancakes.

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    1. Nancy thanks for recipe. I am going to make them at the weekend

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  5. Interesting reading...looks to be a lovel array of flowers to choose from..

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    1. Margaret it is a magnificent city

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  6. Beautiful architecture and flowers, too.

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