Krakow’s Ghost Signs
Last weekend I was in Krakow, Poland, and found some pretty interesting ghost signs – some restored, some not, some possibly made to look like restored ones. They are pretty similar to ones in Lviv, which is not strange as Krakow and Lviv had pretty similar histories: they were both cities in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria – a crownland of the Austrian Empire – and then both were part of Poland during the interwar period.
|"First regional perfume and cosmetics factory in Lviv is recommended by the sukiennice (Krakow's Renaissance Cloth Hall) in Krakow"|
|"Russian tea, everyday fresh roasted coffee"|
|at first i thought these were new signs, but pretty sure they are old|
|i think these are new signs made to look like they are restored (note the missing corners)|
|and this is a modern cafe and American reading room|