Warsaw is the capital of Poland and was completely destroyed during World War II. Almost every building today dates to the postwar era with very little remains of the old structures in the restored Old Town. Nearly every European architectural style can be found in Warsaw from gothic to renaissance to baroque and neoclassical.
Warsaw Old Town
Sprinklers are turned on at the main squares on these hot summer days.
Reconstructed to mimic how it used to look like.
The main square in the Old Town.
The Little Insurgent statue is to commemorate the children who fought and died in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
In Warsaw, the life and work of Frederic Chopin are much celebrated. You will find Chopin Benches around the city. There are a total of 15 musical benches placed in key sites that are significant to Chopin’s life. Upon pressing the button on the bench, a 30-second piece of Chopin music will be played.
Chopin Benches around Warsaw
Press PLAY for a 30-second piece of Chopin music.
Chopin Museum next to a building with a painted facade.
St. Joseph’s Church
Palace of Culture and Science was a gift from Russia to the people of Poland. It is currently the tallest building in Poland. The architecture of this building reminds me of the Moscow State University in Moscow.
Grabbing a iced coffee before heading back to the Hotel Bristol in the background.