The British & Commonwealth Military Cemetery in Poznan holds the remains of servicemen who died or were killed in this part of Europe in World Wars I and II. The graves include those of the victims murdered after what became known as the Great Escape.
Easter palms for sale on Kraków's market square. These elaborately woven traditional decorations are made from a variety of dried flowers and plants and taken to church to be blessed the Sunday before Easter. More on Easter in Krakow here: http://iyp.me/71117f
'And the crowd goes wild' in Kraków's Zet Pe Te music club. Located at Tytano, this is one of Kraków's premier venues for catching live bands on tour nationally and internationally. More info: http://iyp.me/147339v
These hand-made figurines represent characters from the morality of play of King Herod, a wicked king who (story goes...) ordered the execution of all male children in Jerusalem upon hearing of the birth of the Savior and fearing for his throne. The play is performed by costumed children during the holidays in Kraków, Poland. More info here:...
PRL-era nostalgia abounds in Nowa Huta, where this contemporary photo of a communist-era milk bar looks like it could have been taken in 1990. Learn more about these working-class canteens here: http://iyp.me/73733f
This famous fire-breathing sculpture of the legendary Wawel Dragon stands on the Wisła Riverbanks in Kraków, outside the entrance to Dragon's Den - the menacing creature's famed abode. More info here: http://iyp.me/72224v
The wildlife reserve and national park at Ķemeri is one of Latvia’s most impressive natural treasures. Its ancient raised bogs, swamps, forests and lakes were created roughly 8,000 years ago. The park is home to a wide range of fauna including rare birds like the black stork not to mention moose, deer, elk, foxes, wolves and wild cattle and horses that...
The largest place of worship in the Baltics, measuring 187 x 43m, with walls two metres thick, Riga Cathedral also has one of the biggest organs in Europe (6,768 pipes!). Admission also includes access to its Romanesque cloister pictured here.
When construction was completed in 1930, Riga’s Central Market was one of the largest and most modern marketplaces on the European continent. Eighty years later, four of the five pavilions, which were used as zeppelin hangars during WWI, still serve their original function as meat, fish, produce and dairy markets.
First mentioned in medieval accounts in 1209, its original wooden spire was at one time the tallest in Europe, but unfortunately suffered over the centuries having collapsed once only to burn down after it was rebuilt. A bomb hit the church in 1941, so the current spire actually dates from 1973. Take the lift to the top for excellent views.
On October 5th, 2016, a small square next to the National Theatre was renamed Vaclav Havel Square in honour of the former Czech President on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his birth. Havel died on December 18, 2011. The heart has been used to signify the heart with which Havel always signed his name. and the location was chosen because of his...
Hanging out outside Mash Room - one of dozens of new bars and restaurants to have opened at Kraków's Tytano - a former tobacco factory turned cultural complex and party spot. More info: http://iyp.me/74446f