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Fresh Pumpkin

I saw this lovely display of fresh pumpkin & squash outside a restaurant in Krakow. It looked so great and colourful. All I can think about when I look at them is a hot and tasty vegetable curry.

Mixed squash
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Pumpkins
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Old cart in Poland

This lovely old cart has clearly been retired for many years. It is now serving the rest of its live as a flower box.

If you want to visit it, you need to get to Chocho?owy Dwór just outside of Krakow, Poland, which is a lovely log-cabin hotel (my brother-in-law got married there).

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Classical guitar on Krakow Square

It is a blanket statement to say that most street musicians are awful, but in my experience most buskers can play one or two tunes badly, simply using their instruments to get cash from the tourists.

But not all; in Krakow they have a great system. There are specific places where the musicians are allowed to play and they have a roster. Every hour or so all the musicians get up and move away, to be shortly replaces by another musician. They are also (mostly) very good.

Once such muso was this guy. He was playing classical guitar; most of which he was improvising on the spot. He was exceptionally good; clearly classically trained. We ended up sitting for quite a while listening to his guitar singing.

The system is Krakow is great (Prague has a similar setup). It lets you can sit on Krakow Square and enjoy the music without being harassed by buskers. Well except for the unofficial buskers that disappear at the vaguest sign of authority.

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Happy New Year

For my Jewish friends have a wonderful new year (I wish I got 3 days to celebrate new year), I hope you have a wonderful new year. For the rest of us, just enjoy the rest of the weekend.

I took these pictures in the Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Poland. There is a lot of Jewish history and culture in Krakow which I will discuss further in another post.

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Jewish Quarter in Krakow

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Synagogue in Krakow

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