a hobo in awe in Warsaw
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It was a rainy midnight when I arrived in
The bus station was really far away from city centre and I had to go on the other side of the city. Took a night bus eventually and went to Krokodyl Hostel, a great and ridiculously clean place. The only apparent problem it’s a bit far from city centre about a dozen tram stops on a huge boulevard across the
For the rest of my stay here it was rain, drizzle and wind but even with that I couldn’t afford not to wonder about and take some shots. And get the fridge mag of course.
So for almost a day I walked around the city centre as much as the rain would let me and I was very impressed with what I saw. Especially the old town is very impressive. Some of the old buildings were rebuilt using the actual rubble of the ones bombed by the Nazis.
As it was September 2009 you could imagine there was the 70 year old anniversary of the beginning of the WW2 with the invasion of
I’ve also seen, to my great pride, an exhibition in the city centre Romanian personalities of Polish descent with actors, writers and musicians. Among them one of my favourite classical musicians/composers - Ciprian Porumbescu.
There are plenty of reminders of the sufferings the city endured during the WW2 and the struggle of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto and the Uprising. A great statue that you might want to see is The Statue of the Little Insurgent - a statue commemorating the child-soldiers that fought and died during 1944’s Warsaw Uprising.
Another great experience was that I went to a producers market in