Poland: White X’mas in Zakopane and Krakow

I had never seen snow before and the first I saw was in 2010. Thanks to one really kind polish family, I spent my first white X’mas in Poland! Wesołych Świąt! Merry Christmas!

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This was where I stayed – the traditional wooden house in Zakopane
Christmas tree
The preparation for the Christmas eve began with the decoration of the Christmas tree. There were presents under the tree!
Christmas eve dinner
After a day of cooking, we had our traditional Christmas eve dinner! 🙂
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After dinner we went to a Catholic midnight mass.
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A funicular took us up the mountain.

 The following photos were taken during the day trip to Krakow:

Die Tuchhallen
Krakow has one of the largest market square in Europe.
the Cloth Hall
In the centre of Main Market Square (Rynek Główny) is the 16th-century Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), with souvenir shops on the ground floor and a gallery of polish paintings on the upper floor.
St Mary's Church
On the way to the famous Gothic architecture in Krakow – St Mary’s Church. The construction of this church lasted from 13th century to the 16th century.
Es werde Licht
This is the most amazing, most breathtaking, most majestic stained-glass window I have ever seen! It is found inside the Franciscan Church. The title of this church window has an impressive title: “God, the Father – let there be light!”, and it displays God’s creation of the world. Upon closer look, there are four elements – fire, air, water, and earth – being painted as the ingredients for this dramatic moment of creation.
Kazimierz
Kazimierz – the Jewish quarter in Krakow
The Tempel Synagogue
Tempel Snagogue – 24 Midowa Street, a reformed synagogue in Kazimierz

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Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Cathedral

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