An old post that deserves to see the light once again.
This morning, as I flipped through my photos of Poland taken this past October, I came across a series of shots of the famous Gothic St. Mary’s Church in the Main Market Square of Krakow. Page after page of different angles, intriguing details, Monet-esque studies of various lighting and different times of day. My own camera told me what I had not realized at the time – I was obsessed with St. Mary’s Church and in particular with the north tower.
For anyone who has been blessed enough to stroll the enchanting streets of Krakow, Poland’s spiritual and medieval capital, you know the story of St. Mary’s North Tower. As legend goes, when the Tartars, nomadic warriors descended from the mighty Genghis Khan, descended upon Krakow, the town watchman in this tower sounded a warning song from his bugle, allowing the city enough time to rally a defense at the…
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