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Poland

Krakow

When i arrived in poland my first thought was to spend time in the country's capitol, warsaw, but after i thought about it i decided to go to Krakow first. Krakow used to be the country's capitol but they changed it. The first place i went to was the Wawel castle just south of the city square. when i first saw the castle i wasn't sure i was at the right place, it didn't look like any of the other castles or palaces i saw. To me it looked like a bunch of big buildings with a cathederal in the middle. Then i saw it was just the wall around it that made it look different, inside the wall looks like any other castle. When i was walking around the outside of the castle i noticed that, by the river, there was a statue of a dragon which i learned was a very famous dragon in polish folklore. After Krakow i went to Torun, i didn't have a particular sight in mind. Torun is a old medival town so i thought it would be interesting to just look around. It was strange the whole city wasn't medival style, but there was a section of the city that was put aside, i guess, to preserve its medival theme. In that section it was just how i pictured medival houses, dark wood and brick, castle like tops, mini towers and doors that looked like it would take 5 people to open. Before i left poland i decided to stick to my first instinct and visit Warsaw. In Warsaw i went to see the palace of culture and science, it is the tallest building in warsaw, and its not a real palace, they just call it that.
Wawel castle

Wawel castle


torun gate

torun gate

palace of culture and science

palace of culture and science

Posted by shelby hrapchak 07:02 Archived in Poland Comments (0)

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