Mercure Warszawa Grand
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... to bed.
Again we arrived in the capital with very little on our “to do” list, so we set off in search of yet another old town.....but this one was different. This old town was completely demolished in WW2 & has been rebuilt to such a standard that it is (apparently) the only heritage listed area that was actually constructed in the 20th century. The market square in the centre is filled with beautiful buildings & like all the other old towns ...
Just sitting in the Warsaw train station waiting for the midnight train, not to anywhere, but to Prague, Czech Republic! I am finally on my own and I'll arrive In Prague early in the morning. The past week or so have been exciting and I have lots to say about Poland. The countryside is gorgeous and Krakow is a bustling city that I wish we had more time in. The prices in Krakow are good and there ...
... Route (a main street of the city starting from Zamkowy square where the Royal Castle is, and goes through the Royal Lazienki park to Wilanow, the summer palace of a few Polish kings) so you can compare before, and after.
I'm a big fan of the free tours offered in all the cities which operate on a tip-basis, and our guide in Warsaw was quite good. He mentioned how Canaletto's paintings depicted a much nicer Warsaw so the one we see today is probably ...
... children and started shooting them. Then the order was given to save ammunition and they beat the rest of them to death with their rifle butts’.
This and many, many other stories of tragedy and bravery are told in the museum. Further irony is that when the Russians arrived to ‘relieve’ Warsaw they committed further damage to the City and arrested and executed many of the 1944 Freedom Fighters.
Anyway after this sobering experience we had ...
... together to rebuild the town, and it was absolutely beautiful! We walked down the "Royal Way" to the center of Old Town. It looked like a postcard, and we did our usual routine: take pictures of the square, take pictures down some streets, look inside some churches, eat, and do it all over again! I expected the Old Towns to start to blend together eventually, but each place has been markedly different. Different architecture, ...
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