Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cinderella Night

Main Market Square, Old Town of Krakow, Poland  © Doug Hickok

Like a scene in a fairy tale, these ornate carriages in the Main Market Square of Krakow seem poised to rescue Cinderella from a ball, and rush her away into the cover of night. But, as of yet, there is no hint of the glass slipper.
This plaza (Rynek Glowny) dates from the 13th century, and is Europe's largest medieval town square. Surrounding it are historic churches, palaces, and townhouses, which help create the charming atmosphere of an era long past. Shown above are the illuminated Gothic towers of Saint Mary's Basilica.

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