Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Krakow #5




If you ever visit Krakow, Poland, you will hear people talk about touring Kazimierz district, which is the Jewish quarter.  It is heartening to know that the city pays homage to this section of town, which was once a bustling center of Jewish trade and activity, but became the ghetto during WWII.  This area was decidedly more run-down, but was also rich in culture. 

11 comments:

Meg said...

That would definitely be something to see -- and remember. I really hope to get to Poland someday -- land of my ancestors! -- and will think of you when I'm there!

bermudaonion said...

It is nice to know that they haven't forgotten. I always get chills when I visit a place like that.

Stepping Out of the Page said...

Wow Sandy, this is such a great post. I love the photographs, they are certainly affective - especially with your words. It's such a harrowing subject.

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Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

It's funny how tiny all the cars in Europe are. Here we're surprised when we see a little smart car and there it's shocking to see a big SUV.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have heard of Jewish ghettos but have never seen them before. I can imagine how it feels to be there and think of those who were there before. They are never to be forgotten!

Alyce said...

Those old brick buildings certainly look as though they've seen a lot of history.

caite said...

Great old buildings..love the doors on the wine place in the first pic.

softdrink said...

Have you talked to the Krakow tourism office? Because they should be paying you good money for all the Krakow posts you've done that make me want to visit!

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

What an amazing place! I would love to visit there someday.

Zibilee said...

It would be great to see this neighborhood in person. I imagine it's character just comes off in waves. Great photo today!

Darlene said...

Wow, this would be a place I would want to visit for sure if I ever got out there. It's nice to see they haven't forgotten and still honor this neighborhood.