2002 (11th Annual) International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow, Poland

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law/Uniwersytet Jagiellonski

On this page, you will find some photographs of Cracow. 

1.  Dancers on ul. Florianska

2.  Dancers With Ice Cream

3.  Selling Flowers in the Main Square.  

Flowers are very popular in Poland and beautiful arrangements of them are sold everywhere.

Here is an close-up view of some of these lovely flowers.

4. Folk Music in the Main Square

Here is a photo of a very famous landmark in the main square, the medieval Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).  In the middle ages, this was Cracow's main mercantile center.  It is still a market, with stalls and shops selling souvenirs including chessboards for three players, dolls in traditional costume, amber jewelry, and folk art.  Although there were earlier Cloth Hall buildings dating from the 13th century, this building dates from the 16th century and is a good example of Polish Mannerism.   The main square is a hub of activity at all times of day and night.  It is usually filled with people out strolling, shopping, or enjoying a drink/snack at one of the many cafes lining its perimeter.  There are often theater performances, concerts, or other special events taking place in the square.  

This large pink building is the 16th century Zabraski Palace, home to several Polish noble families over the centuries. It was remodeled extensively in the neo-classical style in the late 18th century. The classroom where International Intellectual Property is held is on the road intersecting the main square on the right-hand side of the Zabraski Palace (ul. Braca).

This street curving away from the square is ul. Grodska.  The big ochre colored building is the 14th century Hetman House, where the king's field commanders, or hetmans, lived.  Their heraldic emblems are still visible on the building's facade.  In the medieval cellar is a very good Italian restaurant, Da Pietro, a favorite haunt for program participants.  ul. Grodzka leads past many impressive churches toward the Wawel castle and cathedral. 

This 14th century Gothic tower on the Main Square is called "Town Hall Tower" because it was once part of the medieval Town Hall.  The rest of the Town Hall was torn down in the early 19th century.  

5.  Cracovian Street Food

On practically every corner one can buy Obwarzanki,  which resemble bagels, as well as soft pretzels flavored with caraway, salt, and poppy seeds.

This little Polish girl is enjoying some cotton candy, purchased on the main square.  Cracow is a popular destination for Polish school groups.

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Copyright 2002 Susanna Fischer.  Last modified Sunday, August 25, 2002 01:35:47 PM .