Poland 2014 -- Eastern Europe https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/ Poland 2014 -- Eastern Europe Inmates in the men's section (Auschwitz I) -- women were in Auschwitz II (Berkenau). https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195989719 195989719 Actual housing of the inmates with writing still on the walls and the cramped conditions very obvious. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195989726 195989726 Chocolate tools so real you don't know whether to work them or eat them... https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=195989734 195989734 Back at the tram stop...headed back to the apt. 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This same memorial stands in Jerusalem's Warsaw Ghetto Square depicted at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472906 205472906 Jewish monument on the grounds of the newly opened Museum of Jewish history in the country of Poland, a nation very open to immigrating Jews; and treating them well. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472707 205472707 Colorful entry to a restaurant on the old city square https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472708 205472708 An organ grinder seeks attention to his show https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472709 205472709 https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472710 205472710 https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472711 205472711 https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472712 205472712 https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472713 205472713 Beautiful street lights https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472714 205472714 Rapid transit in Warsaw downtown https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472715 205472715 Huge cross on the grounds of a 250 year old church on the way to Warsaw https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472718 205472718 Jewish section of Krakow, known as Kazimere. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472720 205472720 Interesting architecture straddling the river https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472721 205472721 Judy stands in front to the 250-year-old church now under renovation. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472838 205472838 There are few single homes throughout Poland. Here in Krakow, we stayed in the lovely Garden Apartments for our 5 days in the city https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472812 205472812 Exiting and entering the trams is a well-honed skill of the people of Krakow https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472722 205472722 Our first venture in Krakow was a city tour in a motorized cart. Vladimir was our driver and we had a great time with him and his friend Vladimir. Both Vlads are from Ukraine with their families. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472839 205472839 A Jewish wedding in the section of Krakow called Kazimere. After snapping this picture, the groom gave us a thumbs up! https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472764 205472764 Which way did you say? https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472723 205472723 Another beautiful church interior https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472724 205472724 The college where Nicholas Copernicus studied astronomy. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472725 205472725 Another beautiful church interior, crowded at regular periods as the people of Krakow enter to pray and worship https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472726 205472726 A couple of students for the priesthood walking along the outskirts of the old city square https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472727 205472727 Couldn't pass up this devout young man praying to God https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472728 205472728 Food stands are everywhere in the old city square and are very busy at the lunch hour. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472729 205472729 Interesting piece of sculpture in the city square. Kids like to climb inside, perhaps checking to see if the gentleman has any brains. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472730 205472730 What used to be a watery moat around the old city of Krakow has since been filled and made into a green park of paths, benches, trees and vendors. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472731 205472731 Building marking the boundary of the Jewish section of Kazimere in Krakow https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472733 205472733 Seeing the old city in style https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472734 205472734 A gigantic ball in which kids would hold tight for a roll around the city square...often losing anything loose in their clothing. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472742 205472742 Polish food is tasty delicious focusing on meats and vegetables cooked in unique ways and in large quantities to be sold and shared https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472743 205472743 Cooked small golden potatoes and in the other half, whole mushrooms delicately cooked. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472745 205472745 Church view https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472744 205472744 Outside Krakow to the west about an hour or so are the Auschwitz and Berkenau death camps. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472739 205472739 Actual boxcar which carried Jews to the death camps https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472738 205472738 Entrance to the infamous Auschwitz https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472736 205472736 Fences preventing escape, electrified with barbed wire everywhere throughout the camp https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472735 205472735 Fences kept inmates of the death camp on pathways from bunk houses to crematoriums https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472740 205472740 Berkenau...once entered, women who polulated this camp were never intended to leave alive. https://www.adventures-in-living.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=205472737 205472737