We started with a quick trip back over to Plac Nowy, as there is supposed to be a flea market with a few antiques on Saturday mornings. We didn't see much difference from week days, but we did poke through a few stalls, but found nothing of great interest. Lots of communist era military medals, etc.
David had read about a church that sounded interesting, so we meandered in that direction. We enjoyed being a bit off the tourist route.
We came to a lovely looking church--Gothic design. We decided to pop in for a look, but the doors were locked. Just as we were walking away, a priest unlocked the doors and invited us in.
The Church Of St. Catherine is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Krakow. It was founded in 1363, but was never fully completed as planned--the facade and two front tower were never built. The interior has been restored several times after floods, earthquakes and fires. The lovely Gothic "bones" remain unchanged, and the beautiful altar piece from the 1600's is being restored. There are also original Gothic murals, and some interesting tombs.
Below the church are the Crypts of the Meritorious, containing tombs of famous Polish writers, composers, artists and scientists. The crypts were added to the church in 1880.
This booth at the food market is always busy, and for good reason!
For our favorite neighbor boy, Nathan--you CANNOT hit your sister over the head with this! It's to hang on your wall next to your scary mask from China! Of course, we have a special surprise for Miss Hailey, too. We have two of the SWEETEST neighbor kids ever!
There's been different entertainment on the stage for each of our visits to the market. These were just the cutest little girls singing and dancing:
The faces all around the dome were funny:
David's gnocci with Gorgonzola sauce: