Though we had hoped for a white Christmas in Cracow, we happily settled for the next best: sunshine and temperatures around 15°C each day. Clayton Theodore was all too happy to take extra long constitutionals in the pretty early morning and late afternoon light with me and my camera.

The park down the street from our apartment.
There seemed to be one bridal salon every two blocks in Cracow.

One of the arcades of the Old Cloth Market in Rynek Glowny (Main Square).


A boy and his dog out for a morning walk. 😉


A lovely store filled with Galician goodies, many of which came home with us.



Local color.

Rynek Glowny by day.


Basilica of the Virgin Mary.

I do not know if my people have an historic attachment to birds. I only noted that the parks were sprinkled with bread each morning; there were birds of prey in the markets; and the “Love the Pigeon” culture seemed to be as popular in Cracow as in Piazza San Marco.


The Main Square and Wawel Castle at night. We took a late afternoon horse carriage ride one day; our horses had blankets and jingle bells, and the city was aglow with holiday lights. A perfect addition to our holiday!