Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Krakow in Pictures - Pt. 2

That is a giant sculpture of a head in the Main Square, and Francisco is picking its nose. Francisco was the other American couchsurfing with me in Krakow. He is in the army and based in Italy, spending the off time traveling around Europe. We spent the day walking around the town together, and yes, we are being stupid Americans in this picture.

Another view of the Main Square with St. Mary's Basilica in the background.

This is a replica of the Shroud of Turin in Pope John Paul II's home church (the name escapes me now). Even though it is a replica, it is still considered a Holy Relic because it has touched the original. So if I touch Bob Dylan, can I be considered the world's best folksinger as well?

The plaque marks the pew where the Pope sat and prayed (before he was the Pope).

The entrance to Krakow's main attraction: Wawel Hill and Castle. More on that in the next posting...

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