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A Winter Revisit to Kraków

Kraków, the cultural capital of Poland, has to be one of my favorite cities anywhere in the world, full of history, fantastic old architecture, ornate churches, museums, palaces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, superb restaurants and more. It's a very green city that's quite walkable with vibrant and friendly residents who will surely make any stay there one to be remembered.

We spent a week in Kraków last summer but decided to return in winter to see the szopka (Christmas crib) exhibit http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/szopki at the history museum, making the 14-hour round trip from Budapest by car.

I have decided to make a sub-gallery for this short trip since my major Kraków gallery is getting a bit unwieldy because there is just so much to photograph here. I tried not to re-photograph the entire city on this visit, so please have a look at the main gallery http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/krakow for a more well-rounded view of this lovely city.
Back to Kraków in winter
Back to Kraków in winter
Market Square on a rainy day
Market Square on a rainy day
Goings on in Market Square
Goings on in Market Square
Kraków's Fantastical Christmas Cribs
:: Kraków's Fantastical Christmas Cribs  ::
Classic Kraków transportation
Classic Kraków transportation
Was it something I said?
Was it something I said?
Kraków denizen
Kraków denizen
Gull attack!
Gull attack!
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Shopping at the Cloth Hall
Inviting lights on a quiet street
Inviting lights on a quiet street
Too young
Too young
Kraków specialty!
Kraków specialty!
More Christmas color
More Christmas color
Kraków street art
Kraków street art
Plac Szczepanski
Plac Szczepanski
Teatr Stary, detail
Teatr Stary, detail
Teatr Stary
Teatr Stary
Palace of Art
Palace of Art
Market Square, Cloth Hall, Town Hall tower
Market Square, Cloth Hall, Town Hall tower
Kraków's Amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine
:: Kraków's Amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine ::
Festive business premises
Festive business premises
Floral entry
Floral entry
Clash of styles (16th century, 20th century)
Clash of styles (16th century, 20th century)
Vestiges of Christmas
Vestiges of Christmas
Transport on ul. Grodzka
Transport on ul. Grodzka
Less touristy side of the Cloth Hall
Less touristy side of the Cloth Hall
A deserted Kraków Cathedral, Wawel Hill
A deserted Kraków Cathedral, Wawel Hill
Royal Castle, Wawel Hill
Royal Castle, Wawel Hill
Royal Castle arch detail
Royal Castle arch detail
Oskar Schindler's Factory
:: Oskar Schindler's Factory ::
Kraków ghetto
Kraków ghetto
Ghetto Heroes Square
Ghetto Heroes Square
Ghetto door
Ghetto door
Mały Rynek
Mały Rynek
Empty Planty in winter
Empty Planty in winter
Kraków Fire Department headquarters (1879)
Kraków Fire Department headquarters (1879)
Polish papercutting, my other prize souvenir of Kraków
Polish papercutting, my other prize souvenir of Kraków