18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Krakow, Late November

While enjoying an after dinner walk through the streets of Krakow, we came upon the magnificent sight of St. Mary's Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an especially fine example of Polish Gothic architecture, constructed in the 14th century. As we rounded tbe corner, a trumpet signal—called the Hejnał mariacki was playing from the top of the taller of Saint Mary's two towers. The tune broke off in mid-stream, to commemorate a famous 13th century trumpeter who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before a Mongol attack on the city.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Krakow, Poland
Camera: SM-G950U
Copyright: © Kathie Fuston