Photographer's Note

I have now finished my short series of "small talk" and return to my general theme of forgotten or neglected digital photos, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some small talk going on among these people enjoying a warm and sunny day in early June.

This is from Kraków in southern Poland, the country's second largest city and today its most important tourist attraction. For more than 1.000 years Kraków has played a leading role in Polish culture and history.

I took this photo while walking along the Wisła (Vistula) river from the old town to a district called Kazimierz, where I was staying. To the left you see a small part of the walls surrounding Wawel, a hill containing the old Royal Palace and a cathedral, among many other buildings. It can be regarded as the heart and soul of Polish history. Most Polish kings (and a recent president) were buried in Wawel Cathedral.

The towers seen in the distance, to the left of the bridge, belong to the 15th century Church of the rock, Skałka, in which many distinguished Polish citizens from the worlds of art and politics are buried, among them the Nobel Prize winning poet Czesław Miłosz.

Here is a larger version.

Two other photos from the same area can be seen as workshops.

Workshop #1

Workshop #2

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