Warsaw. Beautiful city and too much to do in one day – but we gave it a go.
Up early and out to try and beat the predicted rain for the day. It was overcast and a little drizzly, but not too bad. We saw so many things and took so many photos that I thought it would be easiest to group them together.
The first group of photos consists of random sites around Warsaw, including the Presidential Palace and the Palace of Culture and Science.
On the way to the Old Town part of Warsaw we saw some amazing churches – both on the outside and inside.
The first thing we noticed about the old town was the massive wall that surrounded it. This wall has survived medieval times and WWII although has been battered in places. The enormity and age of it is outstanding.
The wall encircles the Old Town part of Warsaw with the Market Place in the centre. We stopped there and had a glass of wine, watching the children getting eaten by pigeons. We also laughed heartily at the tour group that had to all wear orange hats and were glad we didn’t enrol on THAT tour!
After leaving the Old Town we walked back to our accommodation via the Warsaw Opera House which is also a very impressive building. I’m sure it would be spectacular on the inside as well, but we needed dinner not a show. 😉
We finally made it back and had dinner at a great little restaurant with a non-smoking outdoor area – unheard of in Europe! I had a schnitzel the size of a dinner plate and we left feeling full and ready to turn in.
As we have said before, most of the photos are taken by Keith with the Canon camera, with Bec grabbing some awesome shots here and there as well. The main reason that Keith has the camera most of the time is because he can’t be trusted to behave when Bec has the camera….