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PostPosted: 24-03-2004 18:31    Post subject: Krakow - a Fortean city! Reply with quote

Krakow

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Krakow’s churches shelter some 25 sacred images whose supernatural powers are well established.

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Bodies get mummified by themselves in the crypts of a picturesque Baroque complex of the Reformed-Franciscan monastery and the adjoining church of St. Casimir’s.

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Subterranean world of labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculptures in the crystalline salt and rich ornamentation carved in the salt rock. Nine centuries of mining in Wieliczka produced a total of some 200 kilometers of passages as well as 2,040 caverns of varied size


And I'm going there this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: 24-03-2004 18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot: Cool - let us know how it goes? fancy writing it up for the Fortean travel section?

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PostPosted: 25-03-2004 08:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly will!
We are off there today, travelling overnight.
Can't wait- the webpage makes it look sooooooooo exciting!
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PostPosted: 26-11-2013 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

the salt mines...

http://forteana-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/more-underground-art.html
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PostPosted: 16-12-2013 08:10    Post subject: Krakow Reply with quote

Krakow is the heart of Polish culture and is immersed in history. The city has numerous cafés, restaurants, museums, bars and clubs to relax and full of attractions for the tourists. Some attractions’ names are under:
• Krakow Old Town
• Wawel Castle
• Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
• Ethnographical Museum
• Czartoryski Museum
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PostPosted: 16-12-2013 12:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

take some of their jobs while you're over there
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