Monday, January 26, 2009

Warszawa - in Pictures pt. 1

Above is the "Palace of Culture and Science", a 1950's era "gift" from Stalin. Everyone I talked to thinks its pretty ugly, and I do too!

In 1944, after an uprising against the Nazi's failed, Hitler ordered the entire city of Warsaw to be razed to the ground. 85% of Warsaw was destroyed, and you will find many exhibits around the city showing that destruction, or showing what the city looked like before.

Piludsky Square, a very large open space that has served many purposes over the years, including the first appearance of Pope John Paul II in Poland (his home country) after becoming the Pope. In this picture you see Polish soldiers walking towards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Some very pretty moss in the park behind Piludsky Square

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