Polish Carpathians

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Zakopane in southeastern Poland is the jumping-off place for the Carpathians (also called the Tatras) in Poland. This area, reached by funicular, is more like an amusement park than a mountain getaway.


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The mountains, though, are pretty impressive.

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St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow

The Wit Stwosz altar in Krakow's St. Mary's Basilica is a stunning piece of work: supposedly the largest wooden Gothic altar in the world. Click photos to enlarge them.

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These figures are about life-size.

Krakow Cafe

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Jewish Sites in Krakow

The Kazimierz district in Krakow was an important center of Jewish life and an area where Jews and Christians lived together peacefully. Today it's a leading tourist attraction. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Ceiling of the Isaac Synagogue


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Old cemetery

Krakow - Antique Tone

Seen along the street in Krakow, Poland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Polish Catholicism

Two photos from Krakow. The deceased Pope John Paul is still the most prominent religious figure in Poland. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Krakow Scenes

Today I'm beginning a series of photos from our recent trip to the Carpathian Mountains region of eastern Europe. We start with Krakow in Poland, but not the stereotypical "medieval city" views. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Looking at used clothes at the flea market.


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Table in the outdoor courtyard of a restaurant.

Black and White

Three recent photographs, trying to emphasize the darker tones of the images. Click photos to enlarge them.

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