Jan. 9th, 2007 02:42 pm
metaphorge: (WTF!?!)

DSCF0537, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

Does this sign really need a caption?

metaphorge: (fox in the box)

DSCF0555, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

After yesterday we needed something a bit more hopeful. The Fabryka Oskara Schindlera Emalia filled that bill nicely.

About to hop a train from Kraków to Budapest, Hungary. Catch you guys there.

metaphorge: (secret society)

DSCF0351, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

There's no shortage of amazing architecture in Kraków. Here you see the statuary from Kościół śś. Piotra i Pawła w Krakowie (completed in 1619) in the foreground, with the Kościół św. Andrzeja w Krakowie (completed in 1098) right next door....

metaphorge: (outfawkesed)

DSCF0268, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

You wouldn't normally think that a salt mine would qualify as a must-see location, but if you're in the Kraków, Poland, area the Wieliczka Salt Mine that [livejournal.com profile] tyrsalvia and I visited Friday certainly qualifies.

The mine has been in continuous operation since the 13th century, and still is producing table salt today. The mine stretches to a depth of 327 meters and is more than 300 km long.

In addition to its ancient purpose as a mine, Wieliczka features a 3.5 km tourist route lined with statues of historical and mythical figures, all of them sculptured out of salt by miners.

Click here to see more.

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BTW, I lied in my last post. We're going to Auschwitz tomorrow; there's been so much to do here in Kraków that we'll be departing on Monday night for Budapest, instead of tomorrow night as originally planned....

metaphorge: (minotaur)

DSCF0347, originally uploaded by metaphorge.

Long exposure shot of Kościół Mariacki, in the Rynek Główny of Kraków, Poland. Many more photos of Kraków's Old Town (including many more long exposures) can be seen here.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is tomorrow edit: Sunday.

in Kraków

Jan. 4th, 2007 05:24 pm
metaphorge: (consecrated cock)
All checked in at our hostel in Kraków. Very tired. More later.
metaphorge: (ardanarishvara)
In a couple of hours we're hopping a night train from Berlin to Krakow, Poland, where we'll be spending three days (including the day trip to the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau).

I'm going to miss my 23c3 con assault crew. Shout out to [livejournal.com profile] artkiver, [livejournal.com profile] dymaxion, [livejournal.com profile] foxgrrl, Hikari, [livejournal.com profile] ioerror, [livejournal.com profile] shephi: you guys are the best.

Raw photo dump from the last couple of days:

Day 08:

Photos at our hostess Meggie's place:

The Pergamon Museum of antiquities:
(that, btw, is Hekate kicking ass)

I'm not sure how readily accessible the net is going to be from this point on, but I'll upload when I can.

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