Bielowieza: Palace Park

Bielowieza: Palace Park

Krakow hero-square

Krakow hero-square

Krakow: Kazmierz: The Kazmierz district has very different architecture from “royal” Krakow. The buildings are modest but tidy, sturdy and well-preserved.

Krakow: Kazmierz: The Kazmierz district has very different architecture from “royal” Krakow. The buildings are modest but tidy, sturdy and well-preserved.

Krakow: salt lake in the salt mine. salt-lake. The water is at least ten times saltier than the Dead Sea.

Krakow: salt lake in the salt mine. The water is at least ten times saltier than the Dead Sea.

Krakow: carving in the salt mine. Carved out of salt!

The Flight to Egypt I retell in the chapter called, Star Of The New Dawn, in my book, Angel War.

Krakow: inside the saltmine. The salt mines were very much the basis for Krakow’s wealth and had been in operation since the 13th century until 1996.

Krakow: inside the saltmine. The salt mines were very much the basis for Krakow’s wealth and had been in operation since the century until

Royal Castle Warsaw: Thanks again to James Michener for familiarizing me with the parade of  Polish kings who lavishly outfitted the castle with Renaissance art and furnishings.

Royal Castle Warsaw: Thanks again to James Michener for familiarizing me with the parade of Polish kings who lavishly outfitted the castle with Renaissance art and furnishings.

Central Square in Warsaw's Old Town.

June 5 The first Pole I met was a rather dour taxi driver who shepherded me to the Hotel Hetman in the Praga district slightly northeast of the town center and across the Vistula river.

Bialowieza Forest and Park, Poland: Bialowieza National Park is part of Bialowieza Forest, the last primeval forest remaining in Europe. The forest extends across the border with Belarus and comprises 370,000 acres.

Bialowieza Forest and Park, Poland: Bialowieza National Park is part of Bialowieza Forest, the last primeval forest remaining in Europe. The forest extends across the border with Belarus and comprises acres.

Bialowieza Forest: The forest has remained unmolested because for centuries it was used as hunting grounds for the Polish nobility.

June 7 Got an early start for the three-hour train trip to Bialystok, arriving at the train station around noon to catch the bus for Bialowieza National Park. But where was the bus, or the bus station for that matter?

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