The sights of Warsaw

Warsaw Travel Blog

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Palace of Science and Culture, at night.
We were interested to find out how much of Warsaw had been rebuilt after the second world war; to us it all looked convincingly old, with the possible exception of the city wall. It's a lovely city to walk around, and a light dusting of snow on the rooftops really added to the charm of the place.

We spent a while wandering around the narrow streets of the old town, and looking at some of the churches in the area. We also particularly enjoyed walking through some of the city's great parks, where the snow and the frozen lakes made it feel properly wintry, which was just what I'd been looking for. In one park we came across a modern art exhibition being held in a pavillion, and went in to take a look. There were a number of interesting exhibits, and I really enjoyed the time we spent in there. In Lazienki Park we were prevented from visiting the palace because it was being used for filming a feature film

On our second day we visited the site of the old Jewish ghetto, where we were able to see some of the memorials to the Jews who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. It felt quite a sombre place in the snow, with all the shades of grey and white, and snow gently falling from the sky.

The most striking of Warsaw's sights is the Palace of Culture and science, a great towering edifice which was a gift from the Soviet Union. A lot of people seem not to like this building, perhaps because of what it symbolises, but I find the architectural style strangely beguiling.
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Palace of Science and Culture, at …
Palace of Science and Culture, at…
A monument in the Jewish quarter
A monument in the Jewish quarter
A monument in the Jewish quarter
A monument in the Jewish quarter
A statue outside Lazienki Palace
A statue outside Lazienki Palace
Tomb of the unknown soldier
Tomb of the unknown soldier
The Royal Castle (I couldnt fit i…
The Royal Castle (I couldn't fit …
Zoe and an iluminated reindeer!
Zoe and an iluminated reindeer!
Warsaw
photo by: EmyG