Have you ever seen an entire church carved out of salt? What about larger than life statues of saints and famous Europeans? Or how about a chandelier made out of salt? No? Well, neither had we, until we visited Krakow and the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine. On Sunday, the weather in Krakow was beautiful - sunny, a slight breeze, and cold in the morning. We were headed to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a half hour train ride outside of the city. There are lots of tour companies than organize tours…
In pictures: Layer: severe winter weather Daniela Miernik : 'I took this picture of severe winter weather through a layer of torn anti-pigeon netting, a common feature on balconies in pigeon-raided Krakow, Poland.'
Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, and More Breathe New Life Into 10 Old Structures
Made of glass and weathered Cor-Ten steel, the Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow, Poland, sits adjacent to the city’s more stately brick library. Designed by Ingarden & Ewý Architects and completed in 2009, the cultural events space is meant to echo the architecture of the surrounding buildings, as well as the brick façade of the old horse stable it now contains.