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    Warsaw by night

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 13, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Most sights and monuments are beautifully illuminated at night. Especially the Palace of Culture and Science offers a special atmosphere at night.

    Another must-visit place at night is the viewpoint Gnojna Gora in the Old Town. It offers panoramic views of the Praga district, the Vistula River and its bridges.

    Viewpoint Gnojna Gora
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    Skyscrapers

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 13, 2012

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    Favorite thing: One thing which fascinates me in Warsaw is the mixture of old and new skyscrapers in the city centre. The 231 m high Palace of Culture and Science which was built in the 1950's is the tallest building in Poland.

    In its neigbourhood postmodern skyscrapers like the extraordinary Inter Continental Hotel (163.5 m) and the Marriot Hotel (140 m) can be found. The concrete Novotel (112 m) was the first high-class hotel in post-war Poland.

    Inter Continental Hotel Marriot Hotel Warsaw office skyscraper
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    It "Snows" even in summer

    by Martin_S. Written May 8, 2011

    Favorite thing: As we were being shown around Warsaw by our friend Daria, we were amazed to see "snowflakes" everywhere. Now remember, this is late spring, middle of May, so WHERE is the snow coming from...as it turns out the city is filled with trees that "shed" their "snow". I think they are close relations to the cottonwoods of the US.
    It does make for some pretty "decorations" with the drifts on the sidwalks that look like small snowdrifts, a small addition of color.

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    About architecture

    by Raimix Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Warsaw is a mix of old and new architecture. The old town was rebuilt in the way how it looked like in 18th century; town is rich in baroque and classicism churches (St. Ann’s church, the smaller Basilica of Holy Cross).

    If to mention new architecture, Warsaw is famous for Palace of culture and science, other monumental Soviet architecture. Also you could find new glass skyscrapers around or nice looking supermarkets (as Zlote Tarasy).

    In this photo you could see nice example of two different buildings - one is with strict angles, and another one without angles at all.

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    Risen from ashes

    by Raimix Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Favorite thing: The very true words, that Warsaw just arose from ashes, as city was almost fully (about 85 percent) destroyed during Second World War, Uprising in 1944. Of course, that happened as a natural feature of modern war (bombing of German air forces), but also as neutralization of Polish insurgents, who still were hiding in remaining buildings. Later Hitler used this fact of full bombing of a town to fear other countries (let say, Netherlands).

    The old part of Warsaw was fully rebuilt after wartime. Much of genuine things were lost, but nowadays it is a place to show much for locals and visitors, not like some other cities, that lost old parts and got new modern (sometimes Soviet) shape.

    It is always a discussion if to leave place destroyed and to build something new or to fully rebuild it loosing much of authentic things.

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    Places to eat

    by olleska Written Aug 31, 2008

    Favorite thing: I assume that you'll be in Sofitel Victoria hotel? If so, it's very centre of the city with a lot of places to eat. Just about 150 m from hotel there's Krakowskie Przedmiescie street where you can find various places with food - from students' canteen to more sophisticated places. You should also go to Bednarska street (very close) and eat pierogi there. Really worth trying:)

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    recommended reading

    by MichaelFalk1969 Written Jan 17, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Just some books I found extremely interesting to get in the mood for a Warsaw/Poland trip:

    James Michener "Poland", a great historic novel based on fictional and real characters taking you through Polish history from the Mongol Invasions until the first steps of the Solidarity Movement. Despite some minor historic inaccuracies a great read.

    Norman Davies: "Rising 44": The story of the Warsaw Uprising 1944 (non-fiction).

    Henry Sienkiewicz: "The Crusaders": classic historical novel on the conflict between Poland-Lithuania and the German Crusader Order who ruled Prussia and the Baltic States.

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    Fall in love with Warsaw

    by ZiOOlek Updated Nov 1, 2007

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    Favorite thing: There is a new acction to promote Warsaw as a tourist destination. It is called: "fall in love with Warsaw". The capital invites visitors in a slogan printed on posters all over town.

    Fondest memory: Nice destription about "Fall in love in Warsaw" you may find: here. Have a look also at my pictures.:)

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    You should talk with yonger part of community

    by koala_bearPL Updated Jul 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Og course, sometimes you can have a luck and the old man speak french or english, but chance for it is like 1 to 300,000. What's the conclusion? You should talk with younger generation :) For example, I will tell you the funy story about languge problems of foregins in Warsaw.

    It was the rainy day in autum. Me and my friends had finished the schoolday and came back to our flats. And then we saw (that was amazing in that part of Warsaw where I live) the blackskin man. He wanted to know how he can get to Łódz, so he hed started looked for the man who can tell him that. The first person had been the old man who, when he heard the foregin languge, said... hmmm... ugly word in polish :) The second person was the woman who when she saw the map and heard ŁÓDZ she showed the tourist where that city was on the map. And that's all what she could do. She couldn't said how the tourist can go to the railway station. But in that day, the tourist had a luck. I, with my friends showed him which tram goes to the Dworzec Centralny. The tourist was very happy :)

    Photo is from Krakow, but with old man :)

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    The treatment of the tramp...

    by smirnofforiginal Written Jun 9, 2007

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    Fondest memory: For an October evening it was rather pleasant and as we were travelling with an 18 month and a 2 month old we thought it would be prudent to dine al fresco!

    We went to an Italian/Pizzeria in the Old Town and ordered food. The moment we sat down we were clocked by an old tramp. We ordered food - the portions were huge and as we struggled to get through the food we was constantly aware of the eyes watching us. The tramp looked at us imploringly but he did not come close, speak to us or gesture in any way.

    As we were nearly finished and had a pizza completely untouched we beckoned to him and as we did so the waitress came rushing out looking rather stern. When she understood that we wanted to give him the food her face softened, she gabbled in Polish and then she set about laying him his own table to dine at! We bought him a drink to go with his meal and left. And so it came to be that our old, dirty and homeless friend got to dine at a restaurant and be served by a waitress.... and we were touched that the restaurant would do that - I certainly cannot imagine a London restaurant opening their doors for a down and out!

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    VIEWS TO REMEMBER

    by Pawtuxet Written Aug 30, 2006

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    Favorite thing: So many bits of architecture, vistas of interest, and people to watch. I am impressed with the obvious museums and notable sites... as any tourist should be... but the essence of Warsaw is what I bring home with me. Unidentified scenes and views and architectural details that give the city its texture and interest.

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    Need to change money?

    by Pawtuxet Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    Favorite thing: When looking for someone to change your dollars to Zlotys...or whatever money you are changing...look for the sign KANTOR. Of course you may find the best exchange in a bank, but when you are out in the city of an evening and you need help...this is where you go. Altho the rates may be higher, you just change a small amount to get you through what you have to do, and the cost will be minimal. I enjoyed the pic on this Kantor's sign. :-) Someone has a sense of humor.

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    If only I had more time!

    by scottishvisitor Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Warsaw has many Churches throughout the city. They are all dramatically different from each other. We visited Warsaw over a weekend and the Churches we past on the Saturday were nearly all busy with Weddings. On the Sunday they were obviously open for Mass but unfortunately we never passed by at the right time. The next time I'm in Warsaw, whenever that will be, I will make it a must do activity to go and see inside some of the cities most beautiful and diverse buildings.

    St. Anne's Church Polish Army Field Cathedral St. Alexander's Church Church of the Holy Cross St. John's Basilica
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    They are still re building Warsaw

    by scottishvisitor Updated Aug 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The reconstruction of Warsaw is still on going. There are so many truely beautiful buildings and it is difficult for a visitor to see them as "new". This particular fine example was once the Jablonowski Palace designed by J Fontana and D. Merlino. Work is still evidently in progress here as they finish the great tower. Restoration work began here as recently as the 1990's! Can you believe that? Such dedication to detail should not be ignored. It was once the Town Hall between 1773 - 85 known locally as "The Rat House". Progress continues and Poland is growing economically and this magnificent building is now home to The City Bank.

    Once the Town Hall Towering Town Hall Now the City Bank
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    Snow in Warsaw

    by mightywease Written Jun 5, 2006

    Favorite thing: A raw, threatening day seemed an apt backdrop to the poignancy of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the Path of Remembrance.

    The snow when it started came vertically, pricking at exposed skin like a mass of thrown pins. Refuge was found in Café Blikle on Nowy Swiat with chocolate torte and liqueur coffees, watching people enter, front half blown white, back untouched like one of the iced biscuits you might find on the menu.

    Walking into the Castle Square there are memories of a past winter when snow shrouded the toppled Zygmunt III Column and rubble of the Royal Castle. Winter is a constant but destruction yielded to restoration and now the buildings stand again, snow blessed and proud

    Warsaw in the snow
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