February 19, 2009

Krakow Poland - winter scenes in 1000 years old spiritual heart of Poland

Let me take you today for a trip to Krakow, my urban love - the oldest city in Poland. The history dates back to the 7th century. It used to be the capital of Poland from 11th to 16th century, then the capital was moved to Warsaw, but Krakow inhabitants had never forgiven that ugly move, so there is still kind of "silent war" between Krakow and Warsaw.



These pictures were taken on Tuesday, as I had the chance to have business trip to Krakow and combine duty and pleasure. Met few wonderful people and fed my eyes and soul completely.




















Reading obituaries.





If you plan to come to Poland, don't miss Krakow.
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19 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful pictures, of a beautiful city. Thank you.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you for posting these photos. I doubt that I'll ever be able to travel... so it was especially nice to catch a glimpse of this city. :-)

Kerri said...

Thanks, Ewa, for sharing these photos of Krakow with us. It's the only way that many of us will ever be able to see your fascinating and historic city.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi. The history itself awes me. The relative infancy of the USA makes it hard to fathom the history of your country--buildings that have been standing for centuries. Beautiful

mamawhatthe said...

Such beauty! Thank you for sharing your trip Ewa.

I haven't been around for a while. I hope all has been well with you and your garden.

chaiselongue said...

Thank you for these lovely pictures. I've always wanted to go to Krakow ... maybe one day!

Titania said...

Krakow is the one city I would like to visit and stay a while. Generally I want to get out of the city as quick as possible. I have read about Krakow. Has it not got the biggest library in the world? A city with credentials like that gets 10 out of 1o! Are the houses restored to their former glory and colours? I wish I could be there, but perhaps better for me in summer or autumn. I love the pictures.

Naturegirl said...

Ewa after visiting Europe this past summer..I realize that century old building all have similar arcitectural similarities..narrow streets..ornamentation...filled with history as does your Krakow.Thank you for the view of a city I may never see in person..NG

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Ewa, thanks for that magical tour round Krakow. I love old cities, especially when they are really, really old.

BTW love your new header, now I am able to see Ewa in her garden and with a big smile on her face.

Visual Vamp said...

Oh Ewa you make me long to see Poland!
Alberto just asked where I would like to go that I have never been - we travel alot and have seen alot.
But I have never seen the country of my ancestors, and would very much like to see Warsaw and Krakow.
Thanks for touching my heart today.
xo xo

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Hi, Ewa! So glad you posted a link on Twitter! What a gorgeous old European city. I lived in A'dam for three years, so I have an inkling, but, of course, it is different. It makes me long to return to Europe. Love the little angel outside the shop.Does it say Bohemian on the sign?? Kathryn xxoox

HelenJ said...

Thanks for the tour!
I have been in Poland but not in Krakow - I think I will have to try to visit that wonderful city too.

Victoria Cummings said...

Lovely photos which remind me of visiting Krakow many years ago. It does have an incredible spiritual heart.

garden girl said...

What a beautiful city Ewa. The architecture is stunning.

My oldest daughter visited Krakow several years ago during a visit to her husband's (then fiance's) birthplace in Poland. Krakow was her favorite place during her visit, and she longs to return someday.

Rose said...

Thanks for giving us this tour of Krakow, Ewa--a truly beautiful city! As Grace said, we Americans think any building over 100 years old is old. To see something that has been standing for centuries is truly fascinating and awe-inspiring.

Jan said...

From your pictures, I can tell you had a lovely trip. Even in winter, this city was beautiful. Thanks for showing us your photos.

Jan
Always Growing

Elsa said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing these.

Kylee said...

Ewa, these photos are absolutely stunning of such beautiful architecture and the charm of Krakow. Thank you for the wonderful tour!

Millie said...

Just delightful Ewa! Thank you for introducing me to such a stunning city - so much character & history to breathe in, a true treasure.
Millie ^_^

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