Monday, September 29, 2014

Wawel Castle - Krakow, Poland

Linking to Rubbish Tuesday


Wawel fire-spitting dragon. Early medieval legends tell stories of a dreadful dragon that lived in a cave on Wawel Hill, about his slayer Krakus and about the daughter Wanda who drowned herself in the Vistula rather than marry a German knight.


Wawel Castle on the Vistula River
 It was definitely a big hill to climb up to the castle especially on a hot day.
 Gates were open. For those with special permission, the barriers in the middle of the driveway lower when cars pass through.


Wawel grounds
Original footings of older buildings. 



10 comments:

Holly Myers said...

Interesting place!

LV said...

Thank you for this great tour of an area I never will see otherwise.

TexWisGirl said...

quite a neat entrance to that fine place!

Luis Das said...

Schöne Bilder zu einer interessanren Reise !
Schönen Gruß,
Luis

Roan said...

Beautiful old building and love that entrance with all the greenery! Thanks for linking up!

Gattina said...

Must be an interesting place to visit !

Ida said...

Very cool. Loving the Dragon and the legend as well.

Jocee said...

An impressive looking place.

Marie said...

Oh, love the stories! What a magical, interesting place! Not so great for the daughter, though...that was sad! Lovely photos of the castle and grounds.

orvokki said...

Beautiful place !!

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