Just photos today:
center of Europe?
Jagellonian University – Collegium Maius: one of the oldest universities in the world. Copernicus studied here.
Order of (Franciscan) Friars Minor church. There was beautiful brown light coming in through the upper left windows.
“Eros Bendato” by Igor Mitoraj (1999)
our tour guide
celebrating the Polish-Lithuanian victory over Teutonic Knights at the Battle of Grunwald – 1410
the 4km circumference of the old town (previously a defensive moat?) was turned into a park
St. Mary’s Basilica in the main square (Rynek Glowny)
on the hour, a trumpet is played…and abruptly cut short.
Sukiennice in the main square. This was a medieval cloth market and now amber, cloth, and other souvenirs are sold. The original layers have been carefully excavated – we toured the museum underground.
cathedral in Wawel Castle