As difficult is the history of this country, destroyed, sold, deleted from maps, occupied, as strong and proud are polish people. The Warsaw Rising Museum is probably the best place to get an historical feeling on what this country has gone through in the past decades. I have been welcomed by the city on a hot summer night of august. The night was full of people in the streets of the re-built historical center, mainly tourist in search of cheap vodka. The days after have been a sequence of never ending walks in mainly deserted streets, and delightful unexpected surprises.
Right before the entrance of the zoo two brown bears are welcoming visitors or citizens passing by.
This neigborhood, its buildings and generations survived the barbarity of the second world war and stand as a memory of layers of history, jewish district, russian influence, polish pride.
What surprised me the most is that you can walk for kilometers without crossing a bar, a restaurant, a club on the way, then suddenly, a cosy spot appears, isolated, unexpected.
Łazienki Park and Pomnik Fryderyka Chopina
Every Sunday a noted pianist comes to this park, sits at the feet of the statue of chopin and gives a free concert with the best pieces of the author. Rivers of people sit silent on the grass with small umbrellas to get repair from the hot weather.
Copernicus Science Centre
The building is surrounded by an eclectic park which shows technical tricks. In the weekend on the main stage yoga classes welcome whoever wants to relax en open air.
Concrete, late century buildings and empty roads