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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 19 December 2015

Don't forget to look up!

I spent a morning on my own in Krakow just wandering around gazing at the architecture and of course remembering to look up. Come with  me and see what you think. I didn't make notes so the names and purpose of the buildings escapes me.
The Singing Frog Building. So I apologise in advance to Gosia who is probably shouted out all the names of the buildings.












Known as The House under the Globe.

























Jan Matejko, a well known Polish painter lived here from 1888-98



























I just managed to catch sight of the bugler in the high tower of St Mary's Basilica who plays a five note anthem four times on the hour, to the North, South East and West. At noon it is broadcast on Polish national radio so the whole country can hear it.

17 comments:

  1. My dear friend yopu did a perfect job. You took great photos. I know all the buildings..

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  2. These are awesome!!! I love to see such architecture with lovely and whimsical things!! Your photos made me smile :)

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  3. Those buildings are all so beautiful! I wish they still built them like that.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these wonderfully curious sights!

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  5. Wonderful wonderful!



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  6. So man features on buildings. Animated clocks appeal to me and the bugler must be good to see. The peacock is beautiful too.

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  7. It's always amazing what you can discover when you look up ! I like to do that too and once hit a letter box !

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  8. So much proof that it's wise to look up!

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  9. I am so glad to hear of others who liked to look at the tops of buildings. You found some real treasures there. Most people are oblivious. Are you back now from your trip or still posting from Poland?

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  10. Beautiful! What a fine place, and that bugler is a great catch. :-)

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  11. Spectacular architecture. I don't know the history of Krakow I'm afraid so I'm guessing that it wasn't as badly damaged during WW2 as Warsaw for example?

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  12. ha ha

    I say 'always look up' often. Nice shots :)

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  13. The architectural/art detail is amazing. I've never seen anything like it.

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  14. I love those photos and can't wait to see them for myself! I once wandered around in Leipzig and I will have to go back someday because I only looked up and was amazed at all the beautiful architecture above my head. I never saw a single thing at eye-level! Unfortunately we only had one day there, so it has always been on my list of cities to visit (again).

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  15. wundervolle details in den häusern. eines ist schöner als das andere. was für eine prächtige architektur. ich liebe es nach oben zu schauen.
    schöne weihnachten
    gusta

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  16. What fine details! I can't even choose what I like best. Maybe the animals.

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