A while back I started on my Instagram page a series about Krakow's doors / entrances. I never shared it on the blog until now, but I thought that I should... each door in Krakow, for me at least, has a story to tell. Let me know if you think the story fits or if the picture tells you a different story than the one I think of :)
Short story number 1 - The One About The Deserted Smokes Stand: Sometimes I miss the old advertising signs... the handmade ones, that felt way more personal that the ones nowdays. This smokes/cigarette shop has been closed for a long while... Even 5 years ago when I first passed this street it was closed and this door is never changing. Sometimes I like to imagine the 1950s-60s when gentlemen dressed up proper would stroll with their lady on their arm and stop for 5 minutes to buy themselves some smokes... now only pidgeons gather on the sign, making it look maybe even more dismal...
Short story number 2 - The Entrance To Cafe Zakatek: Krakow is full of hidden gems, you just need to take your time and explore this beauty of a city. Every entrance, every door has it's own Neverland. There are hidden gardens everywhere and small pubs and cafes waiting for you to try them out! Tiny shops with handmade goods... drop the tourists path and stray from the heard of flocking tourists ;) you will enjoy this city more. I recommend you the #cafezakatek on Grodzka for some light breakfast ;) it's on your way to the Wawel Castle, on the Royal Road.
The Twisted Red LadyBug That Loves Magical Doors That Tell Stories