Saturday, 19 December 2015

Podgórze

St Joseph's, Rynek Podgórski
Podgórze district sits on the other side of the Vistula River from the main body of Krakow. For many years it has been neglected, run down and its place in history stained by the fact that it became the Jewish ghetto during World War 2.
Sad and neglected Podgórze

Sad and neglected Podgórze

Look closely - buildings still pockmarked with bullet holes
However, it is rising like a phoenix, assisted by the new Bernatek pedestrian bridge which links it directly to Kazimierz, allowing it to feed off the regeneration the latter is basking in. For many visitors to Krakow they may whizz around Podgórze by means of one the myriad of electric tour golf carts like Bubba Watson on steroids. However, there are several notable sights to visit here, as well as some lesser known attractions, that require time and consideration.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Old Kazimierz

Ciemna, Kazimierz, 1991. I took this 35mm photo back in 1991 when Kazimierz was a very run down, deserted district. This building now houses the Hotel Eden. The Hotel David is now in the boarded up building next door. Changed days!!
For more on Kazimierz, click on the link to the Kazimierz Page at the top of this blog.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Krakow Christmas Market

Check out this superb link for finding out about the amazing Krakow Christmas Market and the traditional Polish run down to the big day itself.

Krakow Christmas