St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow

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gabachat on August 5, 2008

On every hour, a trumpet signal — called the heynal is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. The noon-time heynal is heard across Poland and abroad broadcast live by the Polish national Radio 1 Station.

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  • Uploaded on August 3, 2008
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    by gabachat
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
    • Taken on 2008/07/25 11:04:25
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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