Friday, March 28, 2014

Warsaw - Day 1 & 2

I guess I got a little side tracked on my travel updates to Warsaw after introducing the Intercontinental Hotel which was my last post here. I find Warsaw interesting and the history was, in my opinion, a sad one. This town has much buried underneath and there's some sort of a sad past that people here carries and just no one speak-it-out-loud. I'll explain a little more as we go along. Hope you'll enjoy the little tour from my post and the pictures too =)

It was a really early flight and I don't think I was really up yet.



Cool how they named the airport after the famous composer - Chopin.

Time to explore the city a little. Let's start with Palace of Culture & Science. 



Presidential Palace
Must've been concentrating on reading my history. Caught in the act.
Walking towards the square.
Found some pretty Christmas deco along the way.
Being a Cinderella out in the cold.


A gorgeously lit Christmas tree in the middle of the Old Town Square.

DAY 2 - Visiting The Uprising Museum
This museum is a MUST to visit if you stopped by Warsaw. It is a tribute to those who fought and died for Poland. (Picture from https://www.warsawtour.pl)






An overall view of the printing room

Listening and learning my history.

A German's produce


Such sad yet proud memories hanging on the wall. There were so much Warsaw had to go through. They were being attacked again and again by the Germans then Russians. Yet, they fought hard and didn't give up. 

I had one song running through my head when I saw these:
With their tanks, and their bombs, and their guns, In your head, in your head, they are fighting...

This is a short 3D movie. It feels like you're sitting in a plane overlooking the destroyed Warsaw in 1945. I had tears in my eyes after this short movie. Everything was destroyed after the war.
One of the plane used during the war for carrying supplies

Warsaw MermaidAccording to legend, a Mermaid swimming in the sea stopped on the riverbank near the Old Town to rest. She found the place so admirable that she decided to stay. Local fisherman living nearby noticed that something was creating waves, tangling nets, and releasing their fish. Although their original intention was to trap the offender, they fell in love with the Mermaid upon hearing her sing. Later, a rich merchant trapped the Mermaid and imprisoned her in a wooden hut. A young fisherman heard the Mermaid’s cry and with the help of his mates, released her, whereupon she declared her readiness to offer fishermen her help whenever it would be needed. Ever since, the Mermaid, armed with sword and shield, has been ready to help protect the city and its residents. (Story derived from Warsaw Tour)

10 comments:

  1. Lovely pics, as always! Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  2. awesome pictures, you should check out Krakow as well ;)

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  3. Wow, amazing pics, love every single one. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  4. Interesting post... amazing pics!!!!
    Happy WE darling!!!

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  5. The photos are amazing. I had no idea how beautiful this city is. Hope I can visit one day :D

    xx Mira

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  6. Beautiful photos! Especially those with Christmas decoration ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxox

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  7. what rich history they have! i love the christmas decorations. love the picture of you sitting by the carriage. so pretty.
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  8. Nice photos :) You look so lovely :)

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