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!
This was where I stayed – the traditional wooden house in Zakopane
The preparation for the Christmas eve began with the decoration of the Christmas tree. There were presents under the tree!
After a day of cooking, we had our traditional Christmas eve dinner! 🙂
After dinner we went to a Catholic midnight mass.
A funicular took us up the mountain.
The following photos were taken during the day trip to Krakow:
Krakow has one of the largest market square in Europe.
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.
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.
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 – the Jewish quarter in Krakow
Tempel Snagogue – 24 Midowa Street, a reformed synagogue in Kazimierz