|I liked the pops of color and that the shelves and lights were incorporated into the headboard|
|The bathroom was split into two separate, adjacent rooms, which seemed like a poor use of space,|
considering the spatial economy of the rest of the hotel room
|View from our room on the 5th floor|
The afternoon we arrived, Mirek, one of Rita's co-workers who lives near Kraków, kindly picked us and a few of our friends up and took us to see some sights and have dinner. First, we went to Krakus Mound, which is the oldest structure in Kraków and the highest point. It is 52 feet high and has a base diameter of 197 feet. Its exact age is unknown, but it is thought that it could be about 2,500 years old.
|View of Kraków from the top of Krakus Mound|
From the top of the mound, you can also see Liban Quarry, which is a limestone quarry that was established in 1873 by two Jewish families. During World War II, it was converted into a Nazi forced labor camp. The site was also used as the concentration camp set in the movie Schindler's List (the Płaszów concentration camp site is nearby).
|Some flowers on the side of the mound|
The next day, I went on a group tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp site and museum. I'll do a separate post about that.
Rita and I also walked around Kraków in the evening, taking in sights, getting gelato, and picking up a few souvenirs. I got an orange scarf to go with my navy trench coat from Wisła and some postcards to send to family (which were mailed at the end of May and arrived in mid-July!).
|St. Mary's Basilica|
|St. Florian's Church|
|Main Market Square (Cloth Hall)|
|Town Hall Tower|