Golden Capital

Photo essay: Krakow is more than just the Poland's second city

by Keyvan Tabari
Krakow may give you the impression that it has a “second city” attitude. Its rivalry is with Warsaw, more than twice its size in population and the capital of Poland. Krakow, of course, was the original capital and remained so through Poland’s Golden Age in the 15th to 17th centuries... In this most Catholic of all countries, Krakow is not restrained even to claim the past glory of its Jewish residents, and in the process, not only putting all the blame for the stain of the liquidation of their Ghetto on the occupying Nazi Germans but asserting that its other citizens helped the Jews. The comfort that such shaping the narrative of a city provides may, on the other hand, make it sound provincial. Krakow, however, is not resting on its laurels. The intellectual ferment that its many universities sustain by the large number of their students ensures a future of change >>> more

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by shamsi on

Just came back from visiting Rome, Venice, and Athens, God willing, next stop Poland.

Esfand Aashena

Nice pictures! I'd like to visit Poland too one day.

by Esfand Aashena on

The 3 player chess set seems interesting.  Presumably the same rules apply except I guess you can veer left or right! 

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