WAWEL HILL in Krakow, Poland

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You gotta love the royal  downspouts of the past.

May 12, 2015

Wawel  Hill is  a most  important  cathedral and castle complex in Krakow, Poland.   There has been a castle on this hill since Poland’s  recorded history, and according to legend, a fire-breathing dragon lived  in the caves under the hill  before that.  Wawel  Cathedral is the national church of Poland.  It also is  home to  the tombs of Poland’s most important rulers and historical figures, including the much loved  King Kazimierz of Poland’s 14th century.  Wawel  Hill is  the most visited sight in Poland.

It takes  effort and patience to try and decipher  the different buildings and add on’s  in this complex.  The white building  tucked in the middle is the original part of the cathedral and , over the centuries,  20 or so chapels have been added to an outcome of  many assorted  styles of architecture.  The castle  now holds several museums and one of the towers is available for climbing.

As a side note, the  Hindu concept of Chakra believes there are seven chakra points on earth where  a powerful energy field is concentrated.  In one  corner of the castle’s  courtyard is, supposedly,  one of those seven points.   The Wawel administration will not discuss the belief and has done it’s best discourage Chakra-seekers by blocking off   the point from the public.

It was a  wonderful day to  enjoy and marvel at the beauty  and complexity  of all  the buildings  hugging  each other like a Lego creation …..or maybe I was feeling the effects of the Chakra.

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What a surprise to see a Hot Air Balloon  also!

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Thanks for reading!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tomek
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 05:12:30

    I read your story with a little hankering… I have so many great memories from Krakow 🙂 Great photos! Greetings!

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  2. Dane Dodson
    May 29, 2015 @ 09:11:21

    Loving these pics Jeannie! (and the stories too! )

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