Biking around Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport

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Warsaw Frederick Chopin Airport

There is lots of free space to bike near the airport  that's why am biking around this facility many times.

Warsaw airport (opened in 1934) consists of two passangers terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. And there is also always very crowded "Etiuda" terminal. Etiuda is my favourite one, because it's for so-called "low cost carries" hehehe. There are also one more place that I loke to visit sometimes, it's a observation deck. Normal ticket costs 4 PLN, but am a local person so I know where to bike to find a free observation deck, also pretty good, heheh...

From the airport it's pretty close to the Plac Szwedzki (Sweden Square) in Janki and the water area. But I didn't reach Janki this time, because in Raszyn I just turn left to Dawidy village and was biking through the Stawy Raszyńskie reservue to the Puławska street and Kabaty forest.

Stawy Raszyńskie
In Raszyn village I stopped to rest and see Stawy Raszyńskie reserve that was established for protection of large ponds. This ecosystem was established in 1978.

Long road leads to the Puławska street. I crossed it quiclky to enter the Kabaty Forest as quicly as possilbe. This part of my ride was pretty nice, I didn't need to mind about cars that were passing me in a fleet way :)  I had to mind about the different bikers that were passing me also qiuckly, but this was not a "dangerous problem". Being in Kabaty I biked to  Powsin to rest and eat  something. This time I bought krokiety (croquettes). Croquettes were made from thin pancake stuffed with spinach and fried in a pan. Frankly I was hungry so it tasted me very much.

Kabaty Forest
Then it was a high time to go back. Kabart Forest (Las Kabacki im. Stefana Starzyńskiego) is a nature reserve and is named after Stefan Starzyński (President of Warsaw before and during IIWW).

From the airport to the city center you will drive down the Żwirki Wigury street. I will risk to say it is one of our most beautifil streets in Warsaw. On the left and right and in the middle if it the are the number of lindens. By the way i think it's good to know that Mr Żwirko and Mr Wigura were well-known aviators. At the end of the street stands an aviator monument (Pomnik Lotników) - very easy to notice it.  The monument was designed in 1923 and dedicated to all polish military aviators who took part in the First World War http://www.

sztuka.net.pl/palio/html.run?_Instance=www.sztuka.net.pl&_PageID=445&newsId=4400&callingPageId=603&_CheckSum=1074144919.   Near there is amother monument that looked complitly different but also is decicated to military aviators, but those who took part in II WW. (I will show some more photos later).

There is also Grójecka street on the left hand side of the airport area with its monuments. The street is overcrowded with cars, trams, buses and aeroplanes and sometimes helicopter above.

 

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Warsaw Frederick Chopin Airport
Warsaw Frederick Chopin Airport
Stawy Raszyńskie
Stawy Raszyńskie
Kabaty Forest
Kabaty Forest
Żwirki Wigury street - long and b…
Żwirki Wigury street - long and …
the terminal 2 on the right
the terminal 2 on the right
Airport plan
Airport plan
Terminal 2 - the interior
Terminal 2 - the interior
Aleja Krakowska street-near the ai…
Aleja Krakowska street-near the a…
the terminal 1 - its easy to reco…
the terminal 1 - it's easy to rec…
on the horizon Etiuda terminal
on the horizon "Etiuda" terminal
the multi-storey car parks are wid…
the multi-storey car parks are wi…
the observation deck
the observation deck
another observation deck
another observation deck
the observation deck for free :)
the observation deck for free :)
the area around Stawy Raszyńskie
the area around Stawy Raszyńskie
resting me
resting me
the road to Kabaty forest
the road to Kabaty forest
the road to Kabaty Forest
the road to Kabaty Forest
crossing Puławska street I looked…
crossing Puławska street I looke…
the food foer guests ;)
the food foer guests ;)
piękne jak zawsze malwy
piękne jak zawsze malwy
pomnik przyrody
pomnik przyrody
restin me- again
restin me- again
this way...not for bikers :/
this way...not for bikers :/
Powsin-jeden z budynków
Powsin-jeden z budynków
tablica informacyjna, wypadało by…
tablica informacyjna, wypadało b…
krokiety ze szpinakiem
krokiety ze szpinakiem
resting me
resting me
Żwirki Wigury street
Żwirki Wigury street
Żwirki Wigury street
Żwirki Wigury street
Pomnik Lotnika
Pomnik Lotnika
the monument dedicated to the IIWW…
the monument dedicated to the IIW…
Grójecka street with its manument…
Grójecka street with its manumen…
the poem, very sad but its good t…
the poem, very sad but it's good …
Warsaw
photo by: EmyG