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July 18th 2021
Published: July 18th 2021
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The sky was full of lightning, the thunder was rumbling and the rain was pouring but that did not stop Tom from continuing his tour showing the beautiful arts & crafts architecture in Krakow.

The summer jazz festival was going ahead despite the weather.

In 1978, the entire old town of Krakow was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The illuminated buildings against the dark skies looked even more spectacular with the flashes of lightning.

The Main Market Square was built in the 13th century after the city was demolished by the Tatars, it is the largest medieval square in Europe.

The Cloth Hall is the centerpiece of the Main Market Square, it was closing at 9pm but we were able to go inside at least out of the rain for Tom.

We were able to hear the bugle call from the windows of St. Mary’s Tower.

There is a legend that hundreds of years ago, as Mongol troops approached Krakow, a bugler sounded the alarm by playing the hejnal. Midway through the song, the bugler was hit by an arrow, which killed him and abruptly ended the
tune. However, the city gates were closed and the city was saved. Now, when the hejnal is played, it stops at this same point in the tune.

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