This is the Small Market Square, somehow missed by tourists. It also has shops mostly on one side, to your right, so the area is not as crowded as the Main Market. The buildings' plaster has recently been repainted, so the colors are bright. For many years, Krakow had a severe pollution problem due to the Nowa Huta steel works nearby. The air is better now, but the huge increase in auto traffic takes its toll. Walking the side streets away from the Main Market you can find quiet streets and cafes, wonderful spots to meet friends or sit and read. The pace is leisurely; waiters never bring you the bill unless you ask!
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.