My Trip to Poland with Zen: Day 11 – September 5, 2015.

Today I spent a great deal of the morning searching for a great gift for my niece Olivia. I had in mind a necklace made of amber for which Poland is so famous.

After shopping a bit in the Cloth Hall (see below), I went up to the Sukiennice Museum on the 2nd floor of the Cloth Hall which features great 18th Century Polish artists. A couple of my favorites are below although the images were difficult to take because flashes are not allowed.

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Cloth Hall at Day …

 
fot2 … and Night.  This building was major center of international trade during the 15th Century.

 

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Interior of the Cloth Hall which is used to sell souvenirs to tourists today.

 

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On the way out of the museum, there is a balcony on the second story of the Cloth Hall that affords a wonderful view and photo opportunity of old Krakow.

 

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For dinner I went to the Jewish quarter which features restaurants at which Klezmer music (Jewish folk music), is played.  It was fantastic and I wish I’d heard of it before.

 

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This is what a perfect bowl of Zurek and poor handwriting looks like. Had some of this with pierogi.

 

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Klezmer band at a restaurant in the Jewish quarter.

 

Later I continued the musical theme and went to a Jazz Club in a cellar from the 1400s.

 

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Jazz Club u Muniaka.

After a couple of sets and drinks, I was off to bed.

Dave

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