From Levoča to Krakow
Špišský hrad, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Another day of beautiful scenery as we cross from Slovakia, through the Carpathian Mountains into Poland and on to Krakow. It continued to rain much of the day, only adding to the deep green of the forests and fields. Again, picture taking from the bus window reduced the number of images worth sharing to just a handful.
- Špišský hrad is the largest castle ruin in Central Europe. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in the 12th century on the site of an earlier castle. It was last inhabited in 1780 when it burned.
- On the road... shots from a bus window.
- Wieliczka Salt Mines is an amazing adventure! Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mine started in the 13th century and continued producing table salt continuously until 2007. The mine reaches depths of more than 1,000 feet, and is over 170 miles in length. We saw about 2 miles of it. I promise you the pictures are in color. The natural gray of the salt gives an unusual B&W effect to the pictures.
two days in Krakow...