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’s 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’s 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 Kraków (Poland) seen in an early October morning.
What can make you stop by some place while following a backroad? Sometimes it’s just a peaceful nature corner, a rail track crossing it, and an old house with a couple of cats sitting in its decaying window.
An oldfashioned pram stroller and some other stuff put near the entrance to a tenement house on one of the streets in Kraków suggested that there’s something extraordinary hiding behind the doors. That impression wasn’t misleading.
When you’re in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, it’s worth to look up for one beautiful sight here—the Bridge of Angels. It’s not the first bridge at this place—there had already been a few other ones there, but were damaged by the flood. The current one was built in 1903-1910 and is decorated with stone statues of archangel Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and guardian angel which make this at first sight ordinary bride look really impressive.
The Dr J. Babiński Neuropsychiatric Hospital, often called by locals ‘Kobierzyn’ because of the place where it’s 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 Kraków’s Monument Register.
The Chapel of the Tomb of Jesus is situated in Kalvarijos, a part of Vilnius. Its old walls not painted for years inside make impression as if the chapel was abandoned, and some things stored there can make you think that it’s some kind of warehouse but in fact the chapel is still in use and sometimes is open so everyone can go inside.