February 3, 2014
Kraków, Poland
The Vistula River snakes across the snow-covered southern city. The part of the river pictured flows from west to east as it winds northwards and empties into the Baltic Sea (not visible). Kraków sits in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and has a number of important nature reserves of great ecological value. Just north of the river, centre-left of the image, is the medieval Old Town or historic central district. The area is home to Europe’s largest market square, along with numerous historic houses, palaces and churches. Listed as a Unesco world heritage site since 1978, the Old Town was the centre of Poland’s political life until King Sigismund III Vasa moved his court to Warsaw in the late 1500s. (via Guardian)

Kraków, Poland

The Vistula River snakes across the snow-covered southern city. The part of the river pictured flows from west to east as it winds northwards and empties into the Baltic Sea (not visible). Kraków sits in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and has a number of important nature reserves of great ecological value. Just north of the river, centre-left of the image, is the medieval Old Town or historic central district. The area is home to Europe’s largest market square, along with numerous historic houses, palaces and churches. Listed as a Unesco world heritage site since 1978, the Old Town was the centre of Poland’s political life until King Sigismund III Vasa moved his court to Warsaw in the late 1500s. (via Guardian)

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