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Wawel Castle in Krakow , history and legend .

The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, 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 TowerThe Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Po­land. For centuries... continue reading

Krakow Legends part3

Krakow pigeonsNumerous legends purport to explain the presence of numerous pigeons on the Main Square.According to one legend, Henry IV Probus,who tried to take over the Senioral Province during the period of regional disintegration of Poland, attempted to go to Rome with financial offerings in order to gain papal approval for his coronation.However, a certain enchantress turned his knights into pigeons.They pecked out some pebbles from the walls of St. Mary's Church, which then turned... continue reading

Krakow Legends part2

THE LEGEND OF THE TRUMPETEROF KRAKOWOne of the most famous legends about the city of Krakow is the Legend of the Trumpeter.Historically, the city of Krakow could be seen from the tallest of the two towers of the Mariacki Church of Saint Mary.In a little room at the top of the tower a watchman stood guard over the city protecting it from danger.If an emergency arose, he would blow his trumpet alerting the people.In the 13th century, the brutal Tartars invaded the land, burning... continue reading

Krakow Legends part1

Wawel Dragon LegendA popular version of the Wawel Dragon tale takes place in Kraków during the reign of King Krakus, the city's legendary founder.Each day the evil dragon would beat a path of destruction across the countryside, killing the civilians, pillaging their homes and devouring their livestock. In many versions of the story, the dragon especially enjoyed eating young maidens, and could only be appeased if the townsfolk left a young girl in front of its cave once a month.... continue reading

Market Square events

The main market square in Kraków – the main old town square Krakow, regular, square, at the confluence of the 11 streets, laid out in 1257. To the East from the main square to trace the small market (secondary market)The main market takes four quarters of the city lokowanego on the Magdeburg Law, delimitation of the Board; It has the shape of a square (200 x 200m)Market history dates back to the 13th century; is the largest (4 ha) square of Krakow, and also one of the biggest markets in Europe.... continue reading

My Krakow

I live in Krakow a very old town. Its old part was the UNESCO.Here was long the capital of the Polish. Krakow is known as the city of Kings. Here is the very many places to photograph. I am most fond of Kraków by night.Now a bit of the history of the cityKrakow (lnn. Cracovia, in German. Krakau) is a town in southern Poland, county seat of authority, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, second in the country in terms of number of inhabitantsand in terms of the surface .Situated on the Vistula... continue reading

small milestones - finally 100$ and new photos

I am so happy - finally I managed to collect 100$ though it took almost 13 months..I really hope it will take less time to obtain next 100 $ since now, as the beginning of August was quite good for me, but last week I had no sales :(I am also trying to upload new photos taken in my hometown Krakow, Poland in order to differentiate a little bit my "Indian" portfolio.Thank you all for support and, of course, to buyers!And here are my last images:Still, a little bit of India:And summer in... continue reading

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