When I was taking some night shots of Warsaw castle, these amazing fire walkers arrived and did a fantastic show, juggling and dancing with fire. So of course I had to shoot a few pics.
I’m really happy I had my SLR and tripod with me – I hope you enjoy the pics.
Warsaw Castle is lit up at night, and the centre of activity in the city. There are lots of restaurants where you can have a meal and a drink, or you can just wonder around the square enjoying the historic architecture.
And of course the predictable trinkets, hustlers and street performer are in abundance. So enjoy the shows, but watch your pockets closely.
The Palace on the Water, or Lazienki Palace in Polish, is in the middle of Warsaw Baths Park. It was originally built as a bath house, and later converted into a private residence.
It is build on an artificial island in the middle of the lake, dividing the lake into 2. I (quite literally) ran across it while going for a long run in Warsaw. The surrounding park has many spots where you can have a nice picnic, or just sit on the grass while admiring the facade of the palace.
Of historical interest it is one of the few buildings that was not destroyed in World War 2. The German army drilled holes in the walls to blow it, but never got around to it.
The palace is open to visitors.
Warsaw doesn’t only have an historical city. It also had a very modern business district, complete with glass facaded skyscrapers. I took this photo while standing by the last remaining piece of the ghetto wall, and it is quite a dichotomy seeing this modern view while standing next such a profound piece of history.
I love this photo Warsaw Castle. With the people walking around, pushing prams and riding on bicycles it almost looks like it could have been taken a hundred years ago.