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... the other 7 are in Moscow) to celebrate Russia's 8th century in the 1950s. Later the Russians expected Poland to pay back the cost of the building in goods and products which ended up being a great strain on the struggling Polish economy.
We were driven past government offices, the communist command centre (now ironically housing a Ferrari Car sales room), Warsaw University, a number of churches, numerous statues of famous Poles and many villas ...
... perspective of Jewish life and contribution because only a small portion of the exhibition is about the holocaust, the rest is about Jewish migration through the centuries, life and times, so would be worthwhile. Outside there’s a large courtyard with an enormous bronze depicting Mordechai, one of the young leaders of the uprising, made by Nathan Rappaport, a well known sculptor.
So at 5.30 we were pretty well exhausted, and luckily we were ...
... Giovanni Antonio Canal, but his nephew and pupil Bernardo Belotto, who called himself by his famous uncle’s name, “Canaletto”, when in Poland. It probably improved the prices of his paintings.
So when they rebuilt the heart of Warsaw in the 20th century they used the paintings of this semi-fake Canaletto to do so. In other areas, where buildings had been substantially renovated over the years and Canaletto didn’t paint ...
Our second day in Warsaw was going to be a busy one, and we didn't dare tackle it on empty stomachs. We started by meeting Stephanie Loveless at the most recognizable meetup spot three wayward Americans could find: a Starbucks. We quickly headed up the streets for brunch at Bastylia, where enjoyed a bounty of food and fresh juice. With bellies full, the three of us took a walk before Stephanie departed Warsaw for, I can only assume, bigger and better ...
... or how moving the whole museum was so I’m not even going to try. Lets just say it was an eye opener and deeply disturbing to think that human beings could do this to another human being. The only slightly lighter point of the museum was an elm tree which once stood outside. A lot of prisoners saw this as a symbol of hope and so the tree turned into a kind of memorial for the people imprisoned or killed in the prison. Unfortunately the tree died a few years ago but ...