10.28.2010

Krakow, Poland

Mike has been traveling a ton for work lately. I was lucky enough to come on one of his trips. We went to Krakow, Poland. It was AWESOME! I loved everything about it...the European charm, the food, shopping, and sightseeing. Mike worked the first 3 days and the last 2 days we packed in all the sights and sounds of Krakow and the surrounding area.

Salt Mines

The miners carved out a beautiful cathedral about a mile deep into the mine.

We visited the Auschwitz concentration camp (about an hour drive outside Krakow). It was a truly sobering experience.

The infamous entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camps states "Arbeit macht frei" or "Work will make you free."
We also made it to the Schindler's Factory museum. It was a really neat, interactive museum that detailed the history of Krakow, the prelude to WWII and the occupation by the Nazis.


Krakow is a beautiful city. There are over fifty cathedrals spread throughout the city.



This spot was used to film a scene from the movie "Schindler's List."

The tattered building on the left is the remnants of the Jewish Ghetto dating back to WWII.
Mike and I ate at the oldest restaurant in Krakow. It has been open since 1364.







2 comments:

Emily said...

love to see the pictures of all of yall's adventures! Charlotte would love to play with Kate again. Let us know next time you're back in CS.

Ben and Molly said...

Julia did you take all these pics with your new camera?? They're amazing!! Will you take our family pic :)?