Crakow

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Crakow

  1. 1. CRAKOW
  2. 2. Wawel Hill viewed from the Vistula river
  3. 3. The Royal Castle at night- Wavel castle
  4. 4. The courtyard of Wawel Castle, home to Polish kings before the court moved to Warsaw
  5. 5. Cracow Cathedral
  6. 6. Walking up to the main gate The Gothic Wawel Castle was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard. In the 14th century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland. Their reign saw the addition of the tower called the Hen’s Foot ( Kurza Stopka ) and the Danish Tower.
  7. 7. Cracow Cathedral
  8. 9. Wawel Cathedral – the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav
  9. 10. Tower clock
  10. 11. Church of Saints Peter and Paul
  11. 12. Main entrance
  12. 13. Statues at the entrance to the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Baroque.
  13. 14. Floriańska street Florian Gate
  14. 15. Main Market Square
  15. 21. St. Mary's Basilica is a Brick Gothic church built in the 14th century, adjacent to the Main Market Square. Standing 80m (262ft) tall, it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
  16. 22. Interior of the Basilica
  17. 23. Gothic altar veit stoss
  18. 24. Vistula River meander with the view of Dębnicki Bridge, downtown Kraków
  19. 25. Amazing city
  20. 27. Music: Chopin- Minute waltz Pps by Raissa These photos is made by Raissa april 2008

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