Krakow, Poland
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A visit to Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

A statue of a medieval student between the churches of St. Mary and St. Barbara in Krakow’s Medieval Centerpays tribute to the city’s heritage as a university town.

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

Originally built to defend the city, the fortified walls of Krakow’s Medieval Center have given over to pacifist pursuits. The wall shown here is by Florianska Gate, the main entry to the old city.

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

World War II-era objects are for sale in the market on Plac Nowy (New Square). The theme of the market changes daily and could be antiques, clothing or pet birds.

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Krakow, Poland

The food stalls at the corner of Wawrzynca and Waska streets would feel right at home in L.A.

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Krakow, Poland

At the corner of the corner of Wawrzynca and Waska streets, the Big Red Restaurant is a former London double-decker bus now fitted with a kitchen downstairs and table and chair seating upstairs. It serves fish and chips.

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Krakow, Poland

Hasidic Jews visit the Remuh Synagogue (1553) in Krakow’s old Jewish quarter.

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Krakow, Poland

Gravestones at the New Jewish Cemetery in Krakow’s Kazimierz neighborhood. The thick trees lend a forest-like atmosphere.

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

A gray sky frames this tower of gravestones in Polish, German and Hebrew in the New Jewish Cemetery.

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Krakow, Poland

MOCAK, Krakow’s contemporary art museum, is in one section of the former enamelware factory of Oskar Schindler, who employed over 1,200 Jews during Nazi occupation, saving them from the death camps. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg told this story in the Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List.”

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

Herring Embassy is a boisterous gathering place for herring, hot meals and vodka in Krakow’s Medieval Center.

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

“wait... loading brand new me” is a 2004 painting by artist Laura Pawela on display at MOCAK, Krakow’s contemporary art museum.

 (Andrew Bender)
Krakow, Poland

Facade of Schindlers Fabrika factory.

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