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Kraków is Poland's second city and was formerly the capital of the nation between 1038 an 1569. This ancient and picturesque city is one of the nation's most visited towns with tourists attracted to the 'old town' which features one of Europe's largest squares and some regal churches and official buildings. The one pictured here is the St. Mary's Basilica, of which the two towers were reputedly built by two competitive brothers to see who could build the taller one. Upon every hour a trumpet player would sound his instrument to the square below from the top of this tower, a tradition which has persisted for hundreds of years. I was in Poland for only a few days to see this interesting town and to also pay a somber visit the nearby Auschwitz Birkinau extermination camps (of which I'll post some photos in the future).

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