We had internet, sometimes in Europe, so we were able to SOMETIMES navigate to where we were going.
The Palace of Science and Culture.
We hadn’t even been in Warsaw an hour and we were already there!
It was a communist era building and to me the statues were the biggest indicator of that.
We walked around the entire building. And as we prepared to enter…
I saw this flower bed:
That is the same Creeping Jenny that I have in front of my house! It was so cool to see!
That the entrance…this little girl loves spiders.
We got in line and got tickets to get up to the top.
My lunch of Chicken Goulash potatoes and salad with fresh dill on top.
We were super stoked to find that Poland had Coke Zero!
We each got a delicious pastry to finish off the first real meal of our trip.
After our lunch we too the Elevator up to the top.
One more smile at the top!
Looking at the stuff at the gift shop.
Once we were out we walked hand and hand down this old tiled lane.
Warsaw is a wonderful modern city. It had an awesome public transit system of Trains, Trolleys, and buses. We had NO problem getting around and knowing where we were going.
With very little trouble we were in old town.
This is Sigmund’s Column.
It too was rebuild after the war, but was first built in the 16th century.
This area is called Castle square.
Once surrounded by a huge brick wall.
The narrow streets and colorful buildings were so lovely.
This little kids playing the accordion.
As we approached he started to play and gave me a smile.
As we passed and it was clear we were not going to pay him the music stopped abruptly and his smile quickly faded.
The local vendors sold lovely jewelry. I wanted to buy everything for my mom.
I had a fresh mint lemonade. It was SOOO good and refreshing.
The only place in Europe that we got some ice!
Our Perogies arrived delicious and covered in bacon.
I also purchased my first (of many) kinder eggs of the trip.
After lunch, we took a walk around the wall.
It was such a lovely part of the city. There were street vendors and music groups singing loudly.
There were horse drawn carriages.
Ice Cream for sale.
It was just lovely.
It was right across the street from the Monument from the Monument to the Fighters of the Polish uprising.
In an effort to find the Museum of Polish Jews, we found this lovely park.
We walked through a Saturday market in the park and a huge local book fair.
This is the Monutment to the Battle of Mount Cassino
There was even a little dog park area too.
Off out in the distance there you can see the football stadium.
After a little ride we got off to find an outer wall memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto.
A diagram of the Ghetto.
We made it to the Memorial to the Victims of the Warsaw Ghetto.
It is an awesome building.
Karl working on a puzzle.
A beautiful golden eagle sword.
One of the most lovely and impressive exhibits in the museum.
This is a replica of the ceiling of the destroyed Gwozdziec Synagogue.
My favorite image:
A replica of the Throne of the Polish King.
We both took a turn.
A recreation of what Warsaw looked like before the war.
Then holocaust items.
Most of those people were Jews.
3 million of those Jews were Polish.
That is just the Jews killed from Poland.
We had a quiet ride back to the air port.
We made a bit of a confusing transfer at the stadium but were helped by a nice guy going our way and made it just fine.
Back at the airport we had some fun.