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Krakow at Night

Krakow, Poland

At first we were dazzled by the luxury of Europe. It seemed our bodies might have a fighting chance here. And then we quickly got used to it all.

No, I'm not used to it one bit. Three hundred dollar hotel rooms? I still spread my legs on the bedspread and marvel at the white, unstained sheets. Carpet! I don't even like carpet, but I like the sound of my bare feet padding around the room, so tripsy and carefree. We don't skip meals anymore but eat too much and feel hopelessly guilty (or I do, at least), a sort of false misery.

We sleep less.

I think at first Chris was a little determined not to like Krakow overly much, out of loyalty to Warsaw, but by the end of the night he was nearly as effusive as I was. It's not true what I used to think--that a city is a city is a city. Not here, at least. Truly "Old World."

But that's it for now. To bed. Maybe tomorrow I'll scrape together enough time to write some more.

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On the walls of the Jasna Gora Monastery

The monastery chapel, which is the sanctuary of the Black Madonna

Our fast-speaking tour guide at Schindler's Factory

Some of the factory's goods

Wawel Royal Castle at sunset

A caped wanderer spotted in old town Krakow

I can't stop laughing whenever I see this picture

Too short

All empty, except for us

"I beseech you...!"

We leave the castle

Ah, a bookstore

Dusk descends

The apostles in dramatic lighting

Can't resist ice cream

Beautiful old town

Wawel Royal Castle at night

Posted by chschen 05:00 Archived in Poland

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