"BLACK AND WHITE PAST; PRESENT IN COLOUR" – Part 2
Although in Kraków we value tradition and take pride in our past, we also do acknowledge the constatnt changes taking place around us. Buildings are rising, we are driving down brand new streets and historic spots are being restored to glory. Find out the differences between Kraków A.D. 2000 and the city’s current self by visiting the open-air exhibition by the Wyspiański Pavilion - "Black and White Past, Present in Clour; or what has changed in Kraków in the 21st century".
The first pocket park was created in 2016, as part of the Ogrody Krakowian (Gardens of Krakowians) programme. Until now, their number has grown to 34. Yet, this is only the halfway point - according to the declaration set out in the 2030 Strategy for Kraków, the total number of pocket parks will amount to 70!
Abandoned, neglected and often dangerous post-industrial sites are being redeveloped so that local communities can enjoy them comfortably. One of Kraków’s former gravel pits today is home to Zalew Bagry. The picturesque lagoon features a guarded bathing area and three marinas. Przylasek Rusiecki (once also a gravel pit) today welcomes swimming and sunbathing enthusiasts, as well as anglers. In August this year, Kraków City Council decided to turn the Liban Quarry into an ecological site in order to protect the 286 vascular plant species and 40 rare animal species found there.
To enjoy all the images featured in the exhibition, please visit OTOFOTO digital photo gallery.
Images and data courtesy of: Krakowskie Holding Komunalny SA in Kraków, Miejskie Centrum Obsługi Oświaty in Kraków, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne SA in Kraków, Muzeum Fotografii w Krakowie, Muzeum Krakowa, TAURON Arena Kraków, Trasa Łagiewnicka SA, Zarząd Infrastruktury Sportowej w Krakowie, Zarząd Inwestycji Miejskich w Krakowie, Zarząd Transportu Publicznego w Krakowie and Zarząd Zieleni Miejskiej w Krakowie.