Saturday, April 5, 2008

Krakow, Poland

This is a card sent to me by a former and present pen-pal, Nicole from the Netherlands....she is my present pal thanks to HER and to her willingness to look for me and find me :)

This is a card from one of her trips to Krakow in Poland....sent in the now distant 1994!
If it wasn't for this blog and all this collection I'm doing, i wouldn't have known that actually this is a UNESCO card i owe, representing the Historic center of Krakow.

The historic center of Krakow, the former capital of Poland, is situated at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle. The 13th-century merchants' town has Europe's largest market square and numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with their magnificent interiors. Further evidence of the town's fascinating history is provided by the remnants of the 14th-century fortifications and the medieval site of Kazimierz with its ancient synagogues in the southern part of town, Jagellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.

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