warsaw

Old cars

Cds IMG 3205
I love these old cars you see all around Poland. Many of them are now retro rental cars. Maybe next time I will hire one to drive around the city in.

Cds IMG 3202

The Palace of Science and Technology

The Palace of Science and Technology is an ugly art-deco building in Warsaw. It was a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland in the 1950’s, and is the tallest building in Warsaw. But whatever you think of the building, the view from the top is pretty amazing.

Cds IMG 3195
The Palace

Cds IMG 4492
Old Warsaw

Cds IMG 4493
New Warsaw

Chopin memorial

Cds IMG 3165

When I first went to the Chopin Memorial at then Royal Baths Park in Warsaw it was to see a free convert, and it was crowded with people. The next time I went was in a midmorning run in the middle of the week, and it was empty.

I am not quite sure what to make out of the memorial – it is a rather strange shape, but nevertheless it is a lovely park – very quiet and peaceful when there is no convert taking place.

A pagoda… in Warsaw?

Cds IMG 3164

This is not something that I expected to see in a park in the middle of Warsaw – a beautiful Chinese pagoda! I was running through the Royal Baths park (as one does), and I saw a row of Chinese lanterns on either side of one of the paths in the park. I was wondering if they were there for a festival or something. Then I turned the corner and saw this lovely pagoda right in the middle of the park. Apparently the pagoda is a throw-back from when Europe was obsessed with all things Chinese in the 1700’s. Whatever the reason, it was beautiful, unexpected and a lovely spot to take a brief break before continuing on my exploration of Warsaw.

Cds cds IMG 3169 tonemapped

Warsaw Uprising Museum

The Warsaw Uprising Museum is build inside an old power station with labyrinthine corridors that seem to wind all over the place. Now I know a little about the Ghetto Uprising, but I was completely aware that there was a separate city uprising when the population stood against the retreating Germans and the approaching communists. It was a very interesting and sobering experience.

Cds cds IMG 4338 39 40 tonemapped
Underground printing press

The room dedicated to the children was sad, yet interesting how involved children were in the basis survival of the city during world war 2. Children were often used as couriers to pass messages around (a big theme in Milage 18).
Cds IMG 4369
“Little Insurrectionist” – Child soldier

There was even a replicator of a Liberator B-24J bomber – you can see the eagle about to grab onto the swastika. The museum is full of interesting multi-media experiences – very modern and well-though out. A far cry from the museum’s of the past.
Cds cds IMG 4365 6 7 tonemapped
Liberator B-24J bomber

Weekly update
Enter your email address for a weekly update of new posts and photos.
* = required field
Archives