Welcome to the 12.12.2013!!! We have 12 more days until the eve before Christmas! Can you believe how time passes us by? Recently I have been thinking of it and as I grow older (not necessary more wiser, but I would love to believe that!) it seems that more and more time slips by me. A week ago my parents were here and I was taking my lovely sister and my adorable mum out for a stroll in old and beautiful Krakow...
Bona and the pink fluffy place with tea and sweets ;))) yes, that is exactly how I put it! :) And of course my big sister picked the pink place :) So we went to the Cupcake Corner Bakery for some amazing cupcakes ;)
Just look at this awesomeness :) this was mum's and she loves chocolate :)
|The lovely tea for me and my sister :)|
I always love the display and if I go in with an idea of what cupcake I want it is hard not to change ones mind when you get to see all the others smiling at you :) I tell you, it is a hard thing to do ;)
|My lovely sister <3|
|A very fitting streetart in Kazimierz :)|
My lovely sister and mum in Kazimierz :)
|Eye catching handmade sign for one of the shops in Kazimierz|
More streetart and window display in Kazimierz, when we were on our way to the old synagogue :)
|Lovely StreetArt I bumped into by mistake, right next to the Isaac Synagogue :)|
|My parents and my sister, next to the synagogue|
|More StreetArt :) In Kazimierz they appear like mushrooms after rain ;)|
|My sisters shop ;) p.s. My sisters name is Dana :)|
|Old Synagogue - my mum and dad visited|
"The Jews proved to the world that whenever humanity can gain, they would not spare themselves." – General Tadeusz KosciuszkoThe Synagogue was built in 1407 or 1492; the date of building varies with several sources. The original building was rebuilt in 1570 under the watchful eye of an Italian architect Mateo Gucci. The rebuilding included the attic wall with loopholes, windows placed far above ground level, and thick, masonry walls with heavy buttressing to withstand siege, all features borrowed from military architecture.The Old synagogue is a rare, surviving example of a Polish Fortress synagogue.
The synagogue was completely devastated and ransacked by the Germans during World War II. Its artwork and Jewish relics, looted. During the occupation, the synagogue was used as a magazine. In 1943, 30 Polish hostages were executed at its wall.The Old Synagogue was renovated from 1956 to 1959 and currently operates as a museum. It is a Division of the Historical Museum of Kraków, with particular focus on Kraków's Jews. The exhibits are divided into themes dealing with birth, prayer rituals, diet, divorce and death. "The beautiful women's prayer room, which dates from the 17th century, is often used to hold temporary exhibitions.
**I did not get payed in any way to review Cupcake Corner Bakery, not to tell you about the 2 synagogues. But I do love Krakow and I do love being a guide to my friends and family so I recommend all of the above named with all my heart ;) You will love them! Especially if you are into history and art and culture ;)**
A Kitten LadyBug :)