Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lublin and Kazimierz Dolny

Lublin is just a 90-minute bus ride north from Zamosc, minibus that is. Our hotel was close to both the bus station and Old Town; sweet. Although Lublin was nice, we much more enjoyed our Sunday day trip westward to Kazimierz Dolny, a small town on the Vistula River and a favorite weekend destination of Polish folks; in fact, Wikipedia calls KD a "considerable tourist attraction".

Things were pretty slow in Kazimierz Dolny when we arrived at 9:30, but by noon the place was more than lively: Locals were attending church; there was at least one wedding and an outdoor First Communion. Walkers and cycli crowdedthe promenade along the Vistula River, and riverboats cruises were leaving every 15 minutes or so, and full.

Around town there are several hiking trails and electric carts to take you to and from the trail heads. Not mention the Castle and Three Crosses viewpoint.

Lublin has of course a Market Square with a Town Hall and city gates. This is the Warsaw Gate.
Lublin, Poland

Trinity Gate.
Lublin, Poland

Strolling the main street (pedestrian only) in the Old Town.
Lublin, Poland

The Castle; white entrance, brick interior.
Lublin, Poland

Lublin, Poland

The Castle Chapel has old frescoes and your entrance fee gets you a "plan".
Lublin, Poland

Lublin, Poland

Lublin, Poland

Lublin, Poland

Sun-Ling made a shopska salad which we ate on the hotel terrace. Plus a Zywiec American Pale Ale.
Lublin, Poland

The minibus to Kazimierz Dolny was just over an hour and interesting.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Things were pretty slow Kazimierz Dolny when we arrived at 9:30, but by noon the place was more than lively.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

The former synagogue.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

First Communion event.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

View of the town and the Vistula River.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Horse cart tours.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

River promenade.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Old granary.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

We take a stroll into the woods. There are several marked trails that link together old wagon roads.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Along a cherry orchard.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

And into the ravines/gorges.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

This one is called Tree Roots Gorge.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

To the trail head by electric cart and bicycle.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

And a ravine with just a path.
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Shopping for dinner back in Lublin.
Lublin, Poland

And some night shots of Lublin.
Lublin, Poland

Lublin, Poland

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