Krakow, “City of Rocks” Part 2/The Tradition of the Copper-Tops | A Wandering Minstrel I

Krakow, “City of Rocks” Part 2/The Tradition of the Copper-Tops

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bounce down the cobbles of Ulica Kanoniczna, Krakow’s oldest street, passing by the stunning Hotel Copernicus in a horse drawn carriage. A tad touristy, yes, but I am a man who wears a cloak. As an AA battery bangs off my head, I ask my carriage driver why the Krakowiacy seem rather uppity tonight. Is the tossing of copper-tops a traditional way of welcoming visitors? “No”, he informs me. It is just that I have arrived in the fair city the night of the European soccer championship. “It’s like your big, super football game.” he says. And then, with true Krakowski wisdom, he adds, “They have been drinking, you are in a cloak, and they have batteries.” No truer words have been spoken, except possibly by Dr. Ivan Makush, later that evening, when he told me, “You require seven stitches.”

9 Comments

  1. Michal
    Jul 6, 2011

    Too bad your Krakow experience wasn’t good :/
    Sorry for the a%$holes …

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