The University

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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