A perfect example of the influence a time of the year may have on a place. The Bagry Lake is one of the liveliest and most crowded sites in Krakow (Poland) during warm summer days, however, it is completely different before the hot season starts. Going there during a gloomy spring day, when the lakeside is still grey and empty, makes an impression of a journey to a different dimension. Entering it lets see another, spooky face of the site which reminds nothing of the joyful one seen during summertime.
Time of the day is an element rarely taken into consideration when going to visit some place and is never treated as a part of it. However, it is also the one which has so strong impact on the site, that can turn it into a fairytale scenery. Photos below show the Anna and Erazm Jerzmanowski Park in Krakow (Poland) seen in an early October morning.
What can make you stop by some place while following a backroad? Sometimes it is just a peaceful nature corner, a rail track crossing it, and an old house with a couple of cats sitting in its decaying window.
A few sights from the Prokocim District in Krakow (Poland) taken in different times of a year, exploring its farthest corners.
An oldfashioned pram stroller and some other stuff put near the entrance to a tenement house on one of the streets in Krakow suggested that there’s something extraordinary hiding behind the doors. That impression wasn’t misleading.
I will never forget the day when I decided to turn to an unknown road and check out where it leads. Following it I found the railway territory full of old abandoned trains, and the first thought that came to my mind was that it’s the famous Płaszów Locomotive Depot but later it appeared that it was another but not less impressive place.
When you’re looking for abandoned railway places in Krakow, it’s definitely worth to visit Płaszów Locomotive Depot. It was built in 1927 as a complex of office and technical buildings. Despite being in use (trains are still repaired here), the depot is known as a great abandoned railway site because of old trains here. Huge rusting locomotives and carriages as well as the territory around create unusual and a bit creepy atmosphere which make this place popular with urban explorers and photographers.
Pleszów is a former village which currently is a part of Kraków (Poland). The first thing which you see when you are here is a great industrial place—Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks which makes the area around look grey and gloomy.
The Dr J. Babiński Neuropsychiatric Hospital, often called by locals ‘Kobierzyn’ because of the place where it is situated, is the largest psychiatric hospital in Kraków. Apart from playing an important role in the provision of mental health services, the hospital is also a local heritage monument—the whole complex of the one-century old buildings surrounded by a picturesque park is listed in Krakow’s Monument Register.
Tyniec is a historic village in Poland on the Vistula river, since 1973 a part of the city Krakow (currently in the district of Dębniki).