Photographer's Note

Krakow is without a doubt the most beautiful Polish city. I had the pleasure to spend there 5 years of my life. It was far in the pre-digital times. Every time I visit my family if possible I try to spend some time in Krakow as well. This was the case also last week.

I have presented on TrekEarth photo from a very similar POV but to the opposite direction (CLICK HERE). This picture complements the previous one, together they give a 360 degrees view and allow to better imagine the beauty if this unique square. In the foreground you see Adam Mickiewicz monument. He was a national poet of Poland. At the back you see St. Mary’ Basilica. There is so much history and interesting facts related to this place that I won’t even attempt to mention it all. For example every hour from the tower of this church you can hear Hejnal Mariacki (St. Mary’s Trumpet Call). The call is suddenly stopped in the very middle. This is supposed to remind about the first Mongol invasion of Poland in 1241. The legend says that the trumpeter who played the alarm was shot with an arrow and could not finish his call.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 91 N: 10289] (42449)
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