a scene from the square.
to single out one thing about krakow would be unfair,there are so many things to see.the square is a hustle and bustle of people,with many street entertainers some of them like the white lady,now legendary.see the guy busking on a night,with a good audience who also sing along.just sit down at one of many cafes that surround the square the coffee or kawa in krakow tastes so good. try a kebab,the kebabs in krakow are as good as ive tasted.and for about £1.00,great value too.
Public Art on the Square
During my 2nd visit to Krakow there was a sculpture exhibit on the square. Various objects of art were scattered on pedastals giving prominence to the reputation for the Poles' long history of art appreciation. I wasn't sure if the exhibit would continue or change periodically, but it was obvious the pieces would be seen and enjoyed by many tourists and residents. They really brought the art to the people...almost placing it in your walking path. Great idea.
I went to see a movie in a local cinema. The movie was great but spolied by the Polish idea of a cinema.
I used to places where it is forbidden to smoke, drink or speak aloud.
I went to this place in Krakow where smoking is allowed and in fact the concept of a cinema is different here. There is actually a bar in the tidy room. Ther are even tables, it s more like being in a bar with a screen. The screen seems to be a detail here, not the main thing. Poeple do actually chat during the movie, and most of the time it s not even related to the movie. If you try to enjoy the movie, it can proove to be really difficut.
And if u cant stand smokey places, forget about movies.
They made us laugh :-)))
The Krakow's folklore band we met made us laugh - look at smiling faces of Kathy (Kodi01) and Urszula. They (the band) were dancing, playing and singing for us and people walking around started to stop and look what's going on :-)))
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Also be sure to visit this fantastic work of art. It used to be one of the world's biggest and most profitable industrial establishments when common salt was commercially a medieval equivalent of today's oil. Always a magnet, since the mid-18th century Krakow's Wieliczka salt mine has become increasingly a tourist attraction in the first place. Today visitors walk underground for about 2,000 m in the oldest part of the salt mine and see its subterranean museum, which takes three hours or so.
The workers would carve these sculptures out of salt on their own time for no pay.