The sights of Warsaw
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January 30th, 2005 – by: o_mendfornd
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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