Because it was raining, we took the opportunity to go to the Rynek Underground museum our last day in Poland. Here, we’re looking up at St. Mary’s Basilica through the Louvre-Pyramid-like fountain that’s above ground in the Kraków town square. Archeologists figured out that there were historical artifacts under the Sukiennice in the center of the city, and in 2005, they began digging up the entire area, only to discover that there was an entire Medieval market preserved in tunnels under the street. When you enter the museum, you’re actually in the remains of that market, and you walk on transparent catwalks to look down into the stalls. You can also learn about POLISH VAMPIRE BURIAL, which is reason enough to visit.
It rained our last full day in Poland, so here we are in the Kraków town center under the roof of the Sukiennice, trying to keep dry and watching the horse-drawn carriages ferry people around in their ponchos. They always have an attractive younger woman and a sturdy-looking old man driving the carriage, and we decided it’s because wives want the carriage ride and can only be convinced to take one by the idea of sitting behind the hot chick.
Like the Hungarian kurtos kalacs or the trdelnik in Prague, Poland has the Rurki z kremem (“pipes with cream”). It’s like a cannoli except way longer, and you know a bigger dessert is a better dessert.
Trying to capture a picture of the bee that was flying around these flowers outside of Wawel Castle. And failing.
Flowers outside of Wawel Castle. (Truthfully, one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken, and the main image on ettible.com!)