The second day in Krakow started with breakfast in the Jewish part of town. I wanted to go to the cafe with Singer sewing-machine tables as cafe-tables, but they didn't serve breakfast. So I ended up with muesli at the neighboring cafe instead.
Wieliczka salt minen i nærheden af Krakow. Næsten alle turist-butikker sælger ture derud, og da jeg fandt en med afgang kl. 12, passede det glimrende. Der var lidt over 300 trappetrin nedad til at starte med, og som I kan se, var der langt ned!
It is cold today, and quite rainy, so this day was perfect for visiting the Wieliczka salt mine near Krakow. A lot of places in town sell trips for this place, and I found a trip leaving at noon, which was excellent. There was a giant staircase with a bit over 300 steps down in the beginning, and as you can see, there was a long way down!
Down in the salt mine there were a lot of caves and places showing how the life of mine-workers was. There were also of lot of statues showing famous people - carved in salt. For instance king Kasimir. Again.
There were giant chandeliers with salt-crystals instead of prisms. Totally ginormous!
De er strikket i 150 gram wollmeise. WD Ahoi til bundfarven, WD Grünfink som striber. Meget dejlige. Måske lidt salte, eftersom der var salt i luften.
And there were socks for my brother in law! Actually I weaved in the ends 130 meters below ground, just to get this trophy-photo. I really don't want to know what other people were thinking, but I'm sure this place hasn't seen a lot of finishing of socks!
They are made from 150 grams of wollmeise. WD Ahoi for the main color, WD Grünfink for stripes. Very nice. Perhaps a bit salty, since the air was salty.
There was also a (lot of) shop(s). Among other things, you could buy this pretty apron! I just bought things with salt. Boring.
Going home, I passed one of the many places with delicious cakes. Yum. Before leaving, I will have to taste!