A shot of the inside of St. Mary's Basicila. The entire church is
impressive. A picture of the outside of the church (red brick) is on
part 4 of my sabbatical pictures.
On the outside of Castle Wawel, looking up towards the side with the
Inside the grounds of the castle. Krakow was the capital of Poland for a
long time (before being moved to Warsawa). Many kings lived and ruled
A shot of a picture of an aerial view of the center castle, along with
tourist sites. I saw them all, of course. I lost my lens cap to my
camera climbing up the narrow stairs of the castle church's bell tower
to see Sigismund's bell.
The inside courtyard of the innermost portion of the castle, where the
A picture of part of Krakow from castle Wawel.
Left: A statue of 'smog' the fabled dragon that a Polish hero
slew while establishing Krakow and the Polish nation. The story reminds
one rather a lot of St. George and his English dragon. This statue
actually occasionally belches fire.
I left the next morning bright and early (4 am local time) as the
airport is a fair distance outside the central city. I returned to Tartu
after a full day's travel on Friday the 24th of August.
The University of Tartu officially opens on Monday 3 September 2007,
and my classes begin on the 12th.