Another focal point for tourism is the Jagiellonian University.
The extensive use of brick in Gothic building prefigures Keble, one might say. Nowadays this building is used only as a museum, all the teaching takes place across the street. The museum is full of Copernicalia.
This is a copy, I think the guide said, of Copernicus´s
instrument. There is an impressive refectory, with a carved
staircase imported from Gdansk.
This doesn´t do justice to the rich darkness of the wood; I was having an off-day with the manual settings on the camera, and of course the Poles won´t allow you to use a tripod or flash.
I got the camera back under control in time to be able to take this picture of the Senate room.
The door at the end is a rather splendid piece of wood:
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