Saturday, 27 April 2013

A-Z Challenge - W is for Warsaw - Where the Impact of History is So Strong



Join me on his A-Z journey  into  A SENSE OF PLACE where I reminiscence on places that are connected with my family history or are part of my own personal memories.
 
 
 
W is for WARSAW
 
A visit to Warsaw is like no other city break.   It is a powerful experience where the impact of history is all around you - the destruction of war, with massive monuments, tiny memorials with candle lights on street corners, memorials to the extermination of the Jews,  the legacy of Communism - perhaps all magnified by the fact we arrived on September  1st  on the anniversary of the German invasion in 1939 and saw commemorations of the event.   
 
Yet there is also beauty in the buildings in the Old Town restored after the war. in  the architecture, the statues and gardens.
 
One of the many churches
 
 
 
 The Place of Culture and Science -
built in 1952 as a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland.
 


Monument to the Heroes of Warsaw


Jewish Memorial, Warsaw


Above & below - Memorial to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944




A beautiful haven of peace in Lazienka Park, landscaped in the late 18th century
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1 comment:

  1. I am really enjoying your posts even if I haven't commented on all.

    Australia is a great place to live but we miss out on the history and easy travel within Europe. I would love to be able to visit some of the great places that you have featured.......One day!



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