Warsaw Journals

Caricatures, Forests,War Graves and Strange Monuments

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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

Krolikarnia Palace Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: More sights and cultural activities that I seem to get involved with during the week and at weekends in Warsaw

Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery

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Attraction | "A place for contemplation and reflection"

Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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It always seem to be Autumn time when you can find me touring the cemeteries of Warsaw. There is something about the month of October - it's not just the falling of the leaves or the deep red/purple sunsets - more the mood and atmosphere created by the people of Warsaw as they dart around with their trowels, potted plants, dustpan and brushes. This is the month when families visit cemeteries to prepare for All Saint's Day (November 1st). A time to tidy graves, clean headstones and place new flowers on the graves of their lost loves and departed. I came across this particular cemetery quite by accident as I was looking for a particular war cemetery that I can't remember the name of now but ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2011

Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery
Ul. Wolska
Warsaw

Monument of The Fallen Unconquerable

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Attraction | "Not a pretty monument but a very important one"

Monument of The Fallen Unconquerable Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The other Sunday I was out and about again and stumbled across a war cemetery that I knew about but wasn't actually looking for that one on that particular day. Before entering the paths of the cemetery I walked through a small park and spent about 20 minutes sat on a bench collecting my thoughts for the day.Leaving the park I walked over to a large cobbled square where I could see a statue and some very large pieces of granite. The statue/monument is one of the strangest I have seen in Warsaw and I really don't like it. It is huge in size, sculptured in bronze and showing signs of oxidisation. At first I couldn't work out what on earth it was - it looked like some ancient creature from b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 17, 2011

Monument of The Fallen Unconquerable
Ul. Wolska
Warsaw, Poland

Krolikarnia Palace

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Attraction | "I didn't see any rabbits only lots of statues"

Krolikarnia Palace Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Mokotów quarter on the south side of Warsaw is somewhere where all residents of Warsaw would like to live including myself if I could afford to. Mokotów is an area rich in parks and has a few ornate houses that survived the war. One of the main streets running through the area is called Puławska Street. It is here where you will find Królikarnia Palace sitting deep in its own park. At the time of the Wettin dynasty these grounds housed a rabbit breeding farm and this is where the name stems from. The name for rabbit in Polish is królik. Later, the park was purchased by Count Thomatis, an eccentric theatre director who lived during the reign of Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski, who built...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2011

Krolikarnia Palace
Mokotow District
Warsaw

Kabacki Forest

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Attraction | "A forest that is slowly changing"

Kabacki Forest Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Kabacki Forest is close to the Botanical Garden in Powsin and easily reached by Metro from Warsaw centre. In fact it is the last stop on the Metro and then a short walk passing the Tesco supermarket to the forest which covers just over 900 hectares. At weekends most residents of Warsaw including myself like to get out and about whether it be walking or cycling although this isn't always the best time to visit as it can get crowded. One of the reasons the forest is popular is because of the path system which is easily marked, working on a grid system, incorporating very wide paths so no need to worry about being run over by a cyclist if you are on foot.I have noticed some changes since I ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 5, 2011

Kabacki Forest

Powsin, Warsaw

Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art

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Attraction | "Caricature Museum tucked away on Kozia Street"

Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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I first came across the Museum of Caricature when I was out one cold winter's morning last year. I was wandering around the Old Town in Warsaw looking for photo opportunities and somehow walked on to a street that I hadn't seen before. I spotted the museum because of the metal jester's hat swinging over the doorway. The museum is located on Kozia street and the building which the museum is housed was once called The Gardener's House which was part of the Primate's Palace. I had a free afternoon last week and thought I would pop along to see a special exhibition that I had seen advertised in one of the local papers. I will tell you a bit more about that later but first, some information abo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 12, 2011

Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art
Ul. Kozia 11
Warsaw, Poland 00-234
(+48 22) 827 88 95