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This is central market square in Krakow located in southern Poland, with the town hall at left. There is also a Cracow in Queensland Australia named after Krakow. "The town was named for a pastoral run, named in 1851 by pastoralist, John Ross, for the Polish city of Kraków which had made a brave stand for independence." It was an old gold mining town and virtually became a ghost town when the gold ran out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracow,_Queensland#History In 2006, it had only 123 people!

More on this other Krakow! "A insurrection in 1846 failed; resulted in the city being annexed by Austria under the name the Grand Duchy of Cracow (Polish: Wielkie Księstwo Krakowskie)." So news of their brave stand against the Austrians reached as far as Australia!

In 1866, Austria granted a degree of autonomy to Galicia after its own defeat in the Austro-Prussian War." On the right is the Renaissance Cloth Hall.

I've aligned the verticals centrally in this wide angled shot and let the sides fall where they will.

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