Dear friends, thank you for your kind comments on my previous posts about my trip to Europe. It was a fantastic time of my life and it’s so wonderful now to experience it again by sharing the pictures and stories with you!
From Ukraine, my husband and I took a plane to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. There we changed planes and flew to Krakow, another old Polish city.
The purpose of our visit to Poland was a friend’s wedding that was to take place in a small village two hours by car away from Krakow. We, however, arrived to Krakow a few days prior the wedding, so we could explore the city.
It was late evening when we finally got to our hotel, which was located near the Main Market Square of the Old Town.
Neither my husband nor I had been to Poland before, so despite being tired from the flight, we set off to explore the city. We walked narrow streets to the Main Square, which dates back to the 13th century. I was absolutely fascinated by its grandeur!
We walked around the square and strolled inside the Cloth Hall, a Renaissance building in the middle of the Square.
There were many beautiful skillfully crafted things to explore (and buy) inside. Probably because it was a long tiresome day for me, I didn’t buy anything though I was particularly drawn to a few booths with gorgeous amber jewelry.
I fell in love with Krakow right away! In the dark of the night, everything seemed so perfect. A clean and quiet town, alive with pedestrians but hardly any cars. The majestic toll of the bell from the tower of the Cloth Hall announced the time, and it utterly felt like a town from another time!
The following day, when the sun came out and I saw the city in a different light, I was not any bit disappointed. On the contrary, I was certain it’s going to be one of my favorite cities in the world!
More about daylight Krakow next time.