Krakow - Day 5

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This morning we awoke to no hot water in our apartment and the Krakow Hourly Trumpet Signal.  The bugler played his tune on the hour and stopped in the middle as is the tradition.  The story says that he stops because the original bugler from long ago was warned to stop playing, but continued to play every hour on the hour and was shot with an arrow in the middle of the song.  A better explanation can be found here.We talked to the girls managing the apartment in their office downstairs about the hot water and one of them came up and showed us how to reset the pilot light.  They also run Cracow-life.com from this office.  Today we walked around Krakow’s City Center (One of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland), St. Mary’s Basillica, St. Wenceslaw Cathedral at Wawel Castle and the castle grounds.  Along with wandering around the city center, watched part of a jazz festival and the World Cup final match between Italy and France in the Krakow city center Market Square.  Italy beat France in a shootout 5-3 (Game tied 1-1).  Walked = 10.28 miles.
charlene1983 says:
No, I have no idea when it was moved, sorry :( ... Yes I should be spending one day in Portree next August.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2009
the_bill says:
Any idea when it got moved? Its one of my favorite statues/sculptures. Are you going to Portree?
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
charlene1983 says:
Hi, sorry to intrude but I was looking for some information about Portree and found your blog by chance. First of all thanks for sharing this information.
I've seen the statue up here last year when I was travelling in Switzerland. Apparently it was bought by a bank and later donated to the city of Lugano where it's now placed in it's Independence Square :)
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
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Apartment in Krakow
Apartment in Krakow
View from apartment
View from apartment
Apartments Front Door
Apartment's Front Door
Apartment Stairs
Apartment Stairs
Apartment Entrance
Apartment Entrance
Third Floor Apartment
Third Floor Apartment
Our street
Our street
View of the square
View of the square
Looking back down our street. Apar…
Looking back down our street. Apa…
Cloth Hall in Krakows Historic Ci…
Cloth Hall in Krakow's Historic C…
Sculpture in Krakows City Center
Sculpture in Krakow's City Center
Church of Saint Mary in Krakows C…
Church of Saint Mary in Krakow's …
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