Tarnow bills itself as the warmest city in Poland. Poland was having a heat wave so I left as soon as possible after breakfast for a bit of a walk around during the cooler morning hours.
I started to walk up the street towards the rynek.
Then I got to the rynek, built in a renaissance style.
The Town Hall is in the center.
Here is a photo that show some the detail on the top of the building.
In one location the style is somewhat like Zamosz because of the arcade.
Others are very colorful.
I walked a bit away from the rynek to the Jewish Square.
I wandered over the cathedral area. There is a statute of Pope John Paul.
Mass was just ending so I entered the cathedral through the nearby side door.
Above is another side altar.
My primary reason for coming to Tarnow was to visit the ethnographic museum and that's what I did next, but I'll write more about that in a separate entry.
While walking there I was amused to find in a store window that one can buy almost anything with a Euro 2012 logo.
After visiting the museum. I continued on down the street to a shopping center. By this time something to eat seemed like a good idea and the air conditioning in the shopping center seemed like a good idea too!!
The camera battery was complaining it wanted to be charged and it seemed like a good idea to stay out of the heat. The behavior of people here reminded of me of Mexico, for example. It is definitely wise to walk on the shady side of the street and one can see people zig-zag from one side of the street to the other as the size and shape of buildings changes the shady areas.
Well, this adventure report is getting long enough. Stayed tuned for other Tarnow activities in future posts.