Wilanow Palace in Warsaw

A week ago I’ve been in Warsaw on my way from Wroclaw to Minsk. After the walking part, I’ve visited a Wilanow Palace. It is considered one of Poland’s most important monuments. This place survived all the Poland’s partitions and both World Wars. The district, where the palace is located is called Wilanow. Of course, I couldn’t stop myself from taking a photo of this gorgeous (for me) post office in Wilanow. It is located quite near from the palace. IMG_3403The palace is surrounded by the churches and the rest of religious stuff. IMG_3406 IMG_3408And somewhere you can find statues. IMG_3407The palace itself. IMG_3411 IMG_3413The cashier was so kind that she accepted my student’s ID card, even though it was completely in Russian. Inside, you’ll need about a hour to watch anything. As any historical place, this one has a specific charm, as well. IMG_3416 IMG_3419 IMG_3420 IMG_3422 IMG_3444 IMG_3446Outside, there’s a nice garden. It was March, so there were not so much flowers. IMG_3444 IMG_3446

There’s also a garden, though it doesn’t look very special in the end of March.

IMG_3458 IMG_3459 IMG_3461 IMG_3464 IMG_3468 IMG_3469After the second World War, the most part of historical places in Poland was destroued. But Poles do their best in restoration. IMG_3466

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Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is a town in Poland that is not really popular among foreign (in particular, Belarusian) tourists. Cities like Krakow and Warsaw are much more popular.

The first look from the bus’ window.

IMG_5851A telephone.

IMG_5854Locals having breakfast.

IMG_5979For some reason, everywhere I’ve had tea in Wroclaw, it was served with lemon.

IMG_5982A man from whom, I’ve rented an apartment, recommended me a very small cafe, called burger love. The menus were in Polish (well, as well as in the rest places I’ve eaten in Poland), but I have remembered it very well. That were the best burgers I’ve ever eaten.

IMG_5972Partially cobbled street.

IMG_5857A sign in the part. Dogs should wear muzzles.

IMG_5900Churches everywhere. It is hard to find a place in the centre so that you don’t see some church.

IMG_5922Typical photo from Wroclaw.

IMG_3187A tribute to domestic animals.

IMG_3223IMG_3225Conceptual art.

IMG_3224The speciality of Poland: a few of different colors houses built very close to each other.

IMG_3243 IMG_3244An “easter egg” of Wroclaw: there are gnomes in the random places of the town. In total, there should be about 300 of them.

IMG_3251 IMG_3253 IMG_6209The tallest skyscraper in Poland in located in Wroclaw. The largest fountain in Poland is located in Wroclaw as well. It was end of March, so it didn’t work, but even now it looks really nice.

IMG_6254 IMG_6253 IMG_6250Homeless people.

IMG_6229 IMG_6214A nice postbox.

IMG_6223Bicycle-keeper in a form of a bicycle.

IMG_6285Bus/tram timetable.

IMG_6224Polish graffiti.

IMG_6234 IMG_6235A man, standing on his bicycle.

IMG_6237“Uroda” means “beauty” in Polish,

IMG_6202The city has a night-life. During a single evening, I was three times called to the strip-bar, by three various girls. That is 1.66 lower than the average number of times a day I’ve met drugdillers in Lisbon, who offered me gashish, marijuana and cocaine.

In general, the city looks like this.

IMG_6015 IMG_6018Perfect for a city-break.

A night walk in Warsaw

It is quite strange but I haven’t ever been to Poland before. I have stayed in Warsaw for a night, next day we’ve headed to Wroclaw. I’ve had a walk, bigger that the one I’ve had in night Taipei.

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IMG_5605 IMG_5606Cycling track. Somewhere, it is separated from the pavement.

IMG_5613 IMG_5612When the pavement and the cycling track join, there’s a corresponding sign.

IMG_5616A call-box.

IMG_5615An ambulance car.

IMG_5618A tram.

IMG_5638The railway station is located underground. Quite nice solution for making the street not so noisy, and making the traffic better.

IMG_5651Public bikes, like in Barcelona.

IMG_5688Warsawa looks like a business city, there’re a lot of skyscrapers. I haven’t managed to capture much of them properly, because I am not really good in making photoes during the night, but I have photoed the oldest one, namely the Palace of Culture and Science. The height with the antenna is 231 m.

IMG_5685President’s palace, nicely highlighted.

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An old car nearby.

IMG_5708A few nice buildings on a way to the hostel.

IMG_5699 IMG_5700Old town during the night.

IMG_5724 IMG_5729 IMG_5737 IMG_5741 IMG_5742The house where Mary Curie lived.

IMG_5738A password from the WiFi in the hostel. OK, we won’t forget.

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