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RogerC24 Apr 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

So I spent 5 days in lovely Krakow and wanted to share some of the fantastic stuff mainly from the National Museum. Pictures and write up on the blog.


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

WOW ………………great post


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Wonderful. The city is on my bucket list.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Wow. The thing that amazes me is that Poland was able to save
all of this stuff. 200 years disappearing off the map, being traversed by multiple armies in some of history's biggest wars, then occupation by Nazis and Communists.
And almost all the occupiers had no love of Polish nationalism.

Greylegion24 Apr 2017 6:36 p.m. PST

Luv this stuff.

RogerC25 Apr 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

It was an amazing experience, hats off to the wife (no pun intended) for putting up with me wondering around the museums for hours.

Chinggis25 Apr 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Last year for my 60th birthday my daughter took me to Krakow for a long weekend, fantastic place. The aircraft museum just north of the city is an absolute must as well what with the Spit, ME109 and a Tante Junker. Some of the other museums in the city have some great paintings, I don't know if you got to see any of them.

We also went to Wawel Castle and I was all keyed up to see the husaria armour and equipment close up but when we went to buy tickets we were told the display was closed for two weeks for renovation or some such, it had closed the bl**dy day before so I was absolutely gutted. Came away with just a guide book. Mutter,mutter.

My main reason for wanting to go was that the Mongols got there in 1241 (our flight landed at 1315 (ha,ha)) and I wanted to see if there was anything left of theirs. The bugler was interesting as was seeing the only other church to survive the attack. I would love to go back.

goragrad25 Apr 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

Very interesting.

RogerC26 Apr 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

I missed the aircraft museum, maybe catch that next time, highlight was definitely the National Museum for me.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

Chinggis27 Apr 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Roger C, go on, rub it in. :)

RogerC28 Apr 2017 3:12 a.m. PST


Smokey Roan Inactive Member28 Apr 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

Great stuff! How are Polish weemen? Purty?

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