New Year's Eve in Krakow
• New Year's Eve in Krakow
The desire to spend New Year's Eve in Krakow I had at the end of 2011, but some circumstances did not allow him to realize 365 days ago. And now, at the turn of 2012 and 2013. I still stepped onto the Old Town Square Market in Krakow, where the shadow of seen a lot of St Mary's church, the tower of City Hall and the Cloth Hall, thousands of people were drinking mulled wine and champagne, ate "Apart from lard" and fried "kielbasy", danced and congratulated each other Happy New year.
A lot of what looked like a celebration of familiar areas of our cities at this time, for the minor differences - very discreet Christmas tree somewhere in the corner of the square, the almost complete lack of fireworks and a lot of cooking right in the middle of incredible beauty of historical monuments.
A few hours before the New Year. St. Mary's church on the full moon rose. In the surrounding area of the streets, like streams in flood, flock to the endless masses of people.
Town Square is literally divided into two parts of the building Cloth Hall. On one side of the stage is set, on the other, which overlooks the church - Christmas Fair with souvenirs, here preparing food and barrels of mulled wine. The area is fully justifies its name - Old Market
New Year's Fair is full of thousands of Christmas gifts, angels and Christmas decorations. Despite a lukewarm attitude to the New Year than to have passed Christmas, the feast is felt everywhere.
But the souvenir stalls - not major that night. These notices collect tents, where on-site preparing various national snack.
The huge open pans fried sausages, sausages, knuckle, ribs, meat on skewers ... about the smell at all costs to remain silent. they are incredible
Some New real meat and sausage paradise.
The five euros - and a huge skewer with meat and vegetables - your ...
The rows of sweets collect at least long queues
One of the longest candy buy me.
I read this word as "Oschipko". Products from the air test with different fillings - salty cheese, cottage cheese, etc...
Tent, where you can buy "Apart from the lard." A huge hunk of homemade bread smeared lard - peretoplenny lard with herbs and fried bacon. Sprinkle it with salt and eat ...
The biggest stage, of course, to the tents, barrels with mulled wine
Around the square a lot of police cars. Policemen sit either in them or simply stand side by side, talking calmly to each other. In the crowd of police, I did not notice at all. On the approaches to the square there are people in yellow vests, carrying out functions of people's militia. Several times I've seen them intervene in arising between drunken brawl, and just dragging away their hand, but the police did not call for help.
Already back in the night to the hotel, I was watching the scene - about loudly swears on a couple of the street stood a police car came two law enforcement officers and tried to calm them. Dubem no impact on the kidneys or the packaging machine. All civilized and effectively. Minute, and the car moved forward.
It should be said that the people of liquor was pumped very active. Drunk a lot. Often people begin to rave about and frankly kink - after all a holiday.
Good tipsy company suddenly decided to imitate the celebration of a goal is scored in football - the guy moved away ten meters and a run, on his knees on the pavement drove, intending to slip between the legs of his girlfriend, apparently depicting a soccer goal
From the scene sounds a lot of national songs, under which the Poles are very active dance
A train that would later turn into a long snake, nyrnuvshuyu into the crowd at the main stage
The Tower of the Town Hall that night was the screen for a laser show.
20 minutes I waited for a repetition of images, but did not wait ..
The last 10 seconds of 2012 people in the area counted together with the entertainer, leading the countdown from the scene. Exactly at 00.00 flashed bright laser show, the speakers broke decibel dance music, and looking at the sky only a few low-rise fireworks ....
2013 began with an open-air disco in the light of lasers
Girls dancing lying ...
A lot of entertainers that depict the various characters
The Poles have fun
The further away from the New Year, the greater the area is filled with broken glass bottles and wallow. We have to literally watch your step ...
The crossbow with compromising themselves. An empty bottle was thrown in the trash honestly.