Krakow, the Old Town, is a walking city. Everybody walks everywhere. Many tourists are here, both Polish and foreign, and all ages. And it is a university town. Jagiellonian University dates from 1364, but there are other schools like the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the University Medical School. May is the month of Juwenalia. This past week (ending Sunday May 10), students parade in the Old Town, dressed in costumes, singing and playing music, joking with passersby. Great entertainment for the audience sitting in the cafes that surround the square. A kind of academic Mardi gras. Take a look at the video clips below!
Theodosia (Teddy) Robertson
- Raised in California, graduated from Dominican College, Phd in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Indiana University. Teaching at UM-Flint since 1986 in the History Department. Retired 2012, but continues to love teaching (online), writing, and research.