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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Trip In The Past: Weekend Of May 2012

Dear friends,

Again I shall take you with me in a trip down "Memory Lane" and tell you about a lovely weekend I had in May, last year :) On a lovely Saturday we had a small trip with friends in Zakrzówek - ex quarry and a place in which "Karol Wojtyła" worked. You may know Karol as  Pope Joan Paul second.

When days are really hot, Cracovians go to Zakrzówek Lake. First there was a limestone quarry and during the II World War Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) was working there as a stone-cutter from November 1940 to October 1941. In 1990 this area was flooded and it was the beginning of the reservoir. Now there is a diving place with its 32 m of depth. Because of dangerous caused for example by high cliff and lack of safe shore it is forbidden to swimming there. It is better to admire the view. In the neighbourhood of lake there is very interesting park with limestones. You can find there many rocks climbers. From the area of Zakrzówek you can see the city centre, because it is about 5 km from this and the Zwierzyniec district with its The Little Bielany Rocks nature reserve and Camaldolese monastery from the 17th century.

If you would like you can find HERE  more info about The Ex-Pope's trail in Krakow ;)


I really like this picture as it showing the match between the pair of friends that went with us :) Without knowing, pairs do tend to copy from each others behavior - the way they sit, the way they dress, the way they talk, the way they think :) Of course couples as a whole... Human beings are different but as pairs you learn much more about yourself and your other half :)



When I took these pictures I was thinking this place so reminds me of the movie Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley - the scene where Elizabeth Bennett is on the cliff... I shall post the movie photo below and you let me know what you think ;)


Huh?! What say you? :p Of course in the movie the place is more rocky and deserted... but... you get the idea ;)



Here you can see one of my 2 fav bridges in Krakow :)  It is called The Lovers Bridge and it is pedestrian + bike trail :) It has 2 sides and on both you can find hundreds and hundreds of locks put on by people from different parts of the world :) cross it and you will easily get to lovely Kazimierz ;)



Here we are! Already in Kazimierz... Near the "Plac Bohaterow Getta" or how I call it "Chairs Square"... It is the work of two Krakow architects, Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Latak. The memorial was officially opened in December 2005. It features an arrangement of empty chairs on the main square as well as the tram stops.
The inspiration and reason behind this design was the witness account provided by Tadeusz Pankiewicz's book, The Pharmacy in the Krakow Ghetto, in which he noted the scene in the streets after the ghetto's ultimate liquidation, the poignant scene of furniture and belongings left behind by the people of the ghetto, the majority of which were either murdered in the ghetto or transported to their deaths.
 

On Sunday we had a shorter walk - just to have a small picnic near the Wawel Castle as the weather was perfect for such a treat ;) From where I was laying down near my fiancee I could take this picture of one of the tower of the Wawel surroundings :) You can visit the tower if you would like and it quite a nice route ;)


Also going home we passed my beloved Mariacki Church :) and we listened to the trumpet song :)

Yours truly,

The LadyBug :)