A Memorable Service by harvey

A Memorable Service

Anne and I tagged along with Tom into the city the morning of the 24th while he ran some errands we had a few hours to walk around the city. Being that it was before 10am on christmas eve the city was literally empty for the first hour or so, it was really cool. This is the wonderful St. Mary's cathedral where we went to midnight mass later that night.

We really enjoyed the large Wigilia dinner at Anne's relatives place, there was so much wonderful food. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigilia
I also really enjoyed the tradition where everyone takes a peice of holy wafer around and wishes everyone merry christmas and something good for the next year, while you take a bit of the wafer from them, and they take a bit of yours. With 18 total guests I was left with just a little crumb at the end!

Also the mdnight mass at St. Mary's was really something I will never forget. The parade of 10 priests and a bishop to start the mass, and the church being literally filled to busting with people, every nook and space was filled with people sitting and standing, even the middle and side isles. It was a truly unforgettable christmas eve.
Nice shot, looks like the pigeon is interested in what you are doing, more than likely wants food
December 28th, 2010  
Another great shot! I really enjoy seeing other parts of the world on this project and I can't recall any that I've seen of Poland until now. Thanks for the link to Wigilia, I loved reading about it and the beautiful celebrations, sounds like a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! :)
December 28th, 2010  
Beautiful shot! The Christmas Eve dinner sounds like a wonderful tradition, and the midnight mass sounds just beautiful.
December 28th, 2010  
This is beautiful!
December 28th, 2010  
Excellent. Love your perspective.
December 28th, 2010  
I love you perspective for this shot.
December 28th, 2010  
Wonderful perspective!
December 29th, 2010  
I love the perspective of this shot! It reminds me of a photo I saw, something similar to yours.
December 29th, 2010  
This is so beautiful...the perspective, the muted colors and especially the pigeons all make for a lovely photo! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!
December 29th, 2010  
hehe this is great! I love the perspective here :)
December 30th, 2010  
I really hate pigeons! They are everywhere in Cracow. I'm from Cracow :D
nice pic.
February 27th, 2011  
my city, beautiful!
March 29th, 2011  
Just come back from a school trip to Poland and it wa to krakow and I recognise this building I do have a photo of it I think I might put it on 364 in the next few days
April 2nd, 2012  
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