Tag Archives: Kraków

Nowa Huta: Krakow’s cuddly ideal city

I went to Nowa Huta to gawk at a dreary communist dystopia and found myself in a Renaissance ideal city.  Oh man, I just love when this happens, the travel surprise.  In fact, not including that time we traveled to Ghent and accidentally encountered a blackface Christmas celebration have I ever had my expectations so […]

The entirely real glory of the Viet Stoss altarpiece in Krakow

When it comes to looking at altarpieces, I consider myself a professional.  I have so much experience, I could teach a class. Hmmm, how about it?  Let’s have a quick class, right this minute. How to View a Famous Altarpiece by the Wife of Bath Show up early and buy a ticket to see your […]

Nope, no one’s having any fun in Kraków

Just kidding: Krakow is a fun zone all around, especially for students.  The night we arrived the street in front of our apartment was shut down for a rollerblading party.   When not rollerblading these lucky students are busy snacking. Belgian fries from food trucks are a big hit.  And whoa, ice cream (lody in […]