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First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland

First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland

The Main Square of Kraków (Rynek Główny) is the central element of the city and no tourist will ever visit Kraków and don’t walk on this square. On this photo you can see the Kraków Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) with the Adam Mickiewicz Monument in the foreground. The sun just made its way over the roofs and throws the town’s silhouette on the walls of the Cloth Hall.

Altarpiece of Veit Stoss | Kraków, Poland

Altarpiece of Veit Stoss | Kraków, Poland

The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss is the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world. It was built in the 15th century by the Bavarian sculptor Veit Stoss and comes with a long history. For centuries it was located in the St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków (Kościół Mariacki) until the Nazis carried it off to Nuremberg during the Second World War.

Sky over Kazimierz | Kraków, Poland

Sky over Kazimierz | Kraków, Poland

Does that sound familiar to you? You’re on a 10 days trip and would like to make some photos. Half of the time you have to cope with thick clouds or even rain. You set your alarm at 5am to maybe be surprised by a nice sunrise (which works from time to time). And then on the last day, when you’re on the way back home, it happens – the best sunrise of the whole trip.

Wawel | Kraków, Poland

Wawel | Kraków, Poland

The Wawel, residence of the Polish kings for so many centuries, was still enlightened and offered, together with the clouds, a breathtaking scene. I set up my tripod in the mud of the Vistula river bank and just as I finished shooting, the lights went off. I guess, once more I was incredibly lucky, but next time I rather wake up 10 minutes earlier.

St. Mary’s Basilica | Kraków, Poland

St. Mary’s Basilica | Kraków, Poland

St. Mary’s Basilica on the Main Market Square in Kraków is one of the town’s famous landmarks. Extraordinary are the two unequal towers, the higher one is 81m high, the other one is 12m smaller. According to an ancient legend, the towers were built by two brothers – each worked on one tower.

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