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By Barbara Ras, Oscar Arias

Trip into the Costa Rican mind's eye via twenty-six awesome tales, chosen and arranged locally for the curious tourist. the following, for the 1st time in English, the simplest of Costa Rica's writers conjure the country's attract and power, its espresso fields and palm groves, cicadas and songbirds, shrouded mountains and blazing savannas, whereas telling tales designated to Costa Rican lifestyles. individuals contain Alfredo Aguilar, Fernando Durán Ayanegui, Alfonso Chase, Quince Duncan, Fabián Dobles, Louis Ducoudray, Carlos Luis Fallas, Mario Gonzáles Feo, Joaquín Gutiérrez, Carlos Salazar Herrera, Max Jiménez, Carmen Lyra, Carmen Naranjo, Yolanda Oreamuno, Abel Pacheco, Julieta Pinto, Uriel Quesada, Samuel Rovinski, José León Sánchez, and Rima de Vallbona.

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Only Polish art and works relating to the history of Poland were included. As a result the museum has no Western collection. The Polish collections, however, give a good insight into Polish artists and those who worked in Poland. The museum has a number of branches throughout the city. A large and outstanding collection of C R A C O W A T A G L A N C E 43 LOCAL CULTURE AND NATURAL HISTORY Italian Landscape by Adam Chmielowski, National Museum medieval and Renaissance painting and sculpture used to take pride of place in the museum, but it has been moved to the Palace of Bishop Erazm Clołek (see p82) where Polish art up to 1794 is now housed.

They were built on the site of today’s St Adalbert’s Church and at Wawel, where the remnants of a number of rotundas have been found. Slender silhouettes of Gothic churches enhance the city. Some buildings were, however, demolished in the 19th century during the programme of “tidying up” the old architecture. The Franciscan Church is the oldest to have survived. Its irregular plan of a Greek cross with an asymmetric nave is unusual. The Church of the Holy Cross, begun TOWERS, DOMES AND SPIRES IN CRACOW The outlines of many church domes and spires dominate the skyline of old Cracow.

Eminent scholars were educated at or drawn to the Jagiellonian University, which was sometimes called “a gem of all knowledge”. Famous artists and writers chose to live here, attracted by the unique atmosphere of the place enlivened by old traditions. The cult of such great figures as Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, Tadeusz Kościuszko and Józef Piłsudski, all buried in Cracow, is still alive. Andrzej Wajda (born 1926) A leading film and theatre director, Wajda was educated in Cracow. He was the main instigator of the Japanese Centre of Art and Technology, one of the city’s best museums.

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