Sunday, December 13, 2009

Krakow, Poland

Loved Krakow - friendly people, beautiful city, and so clean!   Krakow really reminded us of Budapest.

The Wawal Royal Castle ...



Dragon water spouts at the Wawal Royal Castle...


We took a city tour of old town and the Jewish quarter on this "oversized golf cart".  It was a great way to see the city and get information about the different areas.


Rynek Glowny is the focus of Old Town.  It is Europe's largest medievel square and the holiday market is held here.


Tom ordering our Grzaniec Galicyjski (not so easy to say - also known as hot, mulled, spice red wine) - yum!!


Lots of meat!!



Looking for a bottle of red wine....



Oh my gosh!!!! Snow!!!!



Part of the old wall...


Auschwitz 1 ... absolutely evil and so terrifying that something like this happened 60+ years ago.



Birkenau (Auschwitz 2) is actually where the mass murders of Jews took place.  Horrifying..





Old Town...


Pierogies - yum!!




Opera house...


The best Georgian (not the US state but the country located in Eastern Europe) food ever!!



4 comments:

Leesa said...

Sooooo glad you loved Krakow as much as I did!!
What a lovely city with lovely people!! So beautiful and friendly, too... I must go back there!!

Notes from Noël said...

I knew that I would love Krakow since you had such a great time there!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Dawn it looks fantastic, pleased you had or having a great time ..!

Trubes said...

Yet another wonderful trip, marvellous pictures too....
We have snow here, we're praying it stays till Christmas,

Merry Christmas,

Di.x