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Krakow 2011

we're baaaaaack! after 3 years...
we're baaaaaack! after 3 years...
...with more info about M's g-g-aunts who schooled here
...with more info about M's g-g-aunts who schooled here
the weather is nicer this time, too
the weather is nicer this time, too
here's the Jagiellonian University department of Philology, where Bronia studied
here's the Jagiellonian University department of Philology, where Bronia studied
oh, and another famous student
oh, and another famous student
stepping out of old town, past the remains of the city defensive walls
stepping out of old town, past the remains of the city defensive walls
this is an apartment building where Bronia lived as a student
this is an apartment building where Bronia lived as a student
still a cozy corner for bookish work!
still a cozy corner for bookish work!
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138257055.e0KV6GGG.jpg now we're on Retoryka street, home to a lovely set of buildings by Teodor Talowski
now we're on Retoryka street, home to a lovely set of buildings by Teodor Talowski
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138257070.pIVRLAFm.jpg rounding the corner onto Pilsudskiego...
rounding the corner onto Pilsudskiego...
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138257078.s1PBDjxB.jpg an ornate sokol (community gymnasium)
an ornate sokol (community gymnasium)
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138257085.kjMNWBaC.jpg as we continue outward, the buildings become more Secessionist
as we continue outward, the buildings become more Secessionist
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138257093.Wo2Z5Byd.jpg an old theatre, now market
an old theatre, now market
here's the Jagiellonian's main library and archives...
here's the Jagiellonian's main library and archives...
...where Marla gets some great help to find school records of her relatives
...where Marla gets some great help to find school records of her relatives
that data leads us to a quick stop at the Polish Academy of Arts & Sciences...
that data leads us to a quick stop at the Polish Academy of Arts & Sciences...
...then back to Pilsudskiego street, called Wolska when Bronia lived here
...then back to Pilsudskiego street, called Wolska when Bronia lived here
is this the spot?  maybe, but it looks like the building has changed
is this the spot? maybe, but it looks like the building has changed
back in old town for the evening, as lights come up
back in old town for the evening, as lights come up
walking back to the hotel after dinner, every street has a surprise
walking back to the hotel after dinner, every street has a surprise
the next day, we start in old town again...
the next day, we start in old town again...
...and find a few buildings on the national register of historic places
...and find a few buildings on the national register of historic places
out in Kazimierz, here's a historic factory, right next door to...
out in Kazimierz, here's a historic factory, right next door to...
...the Galicia Museum, which we visit again, this time with an excellent commentary by Gina of the education staff
...the Galicia Museum, which we visit again, this time with an excellent commentary by Gina of the education staff
afterward, we visit with Leopold Kozlowski, 'the last klezmer'
afterward, we visit with Leopold Kozlowski, 'the last klezmer'
then a looping walk back, via a remnant of the Kazimierz city wall
then a looping walk back, via a remnant of the Kazimierz city wall
some more monuments to note
some more monuments to note
this building isn't on the historic register...
this building isn't on the historic register...
...but sure looks like it should be!
...but sure looks like it should be!
as the day wanes, we head back to the hotel...
as the day wanes, we head back to the hotel...
...with a final look at Krakow's spires
...with a final look at Krakow's spires