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Park Ujazdowski-Ujazdow Park Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: Some more attractions in Warsaw - hundreds left to write about so stay with me!

Three Crosses Square

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Attraction | "I only found two crosses!"

Three Crosses Square Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
Three Cross Square is a hectic place and you can easily get knocked down by a car if you don't have your wits about you. The square is far too small for all the buildings standing in the centre of the square and the avenues like Ujazdowskie which run from it are always packed with passing traffic. This is the centre where the modern Sheraton Hotel is situated - home to pop stars and many diplomats for a night or two. You only have to walk a couple of steps before spying a limouisine with a flag flying or a Rolls Royce with its windows painted black. It's all quite glamorous but there are other buildings that are quite down to earth like the Comminist looking building that spreads all along the right ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 13, 2012

Three Crosses Square
Plac Trzech Krzyży 3
Warsaw, Poland

Park Ujazdowski-Ujazdow Park

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Attraction | "All about Eve"

Park Ujazdowski-Ujazdow Park Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
Ujazdowski Park has quite a few interesting monuments/statues but my favourite has to be the one of Eve (1911). This is a statue that from a distance looks like a bodily outline but it isn't until you actually get up close to it you realise it is the shape of a woman's body lying on a tree stump. The bright jade contours of this woman's body highlight the surrounding shrubs and trees. She lies in her own small garden and her pose is a strange one - more sleepy, almost dead and not very evocative at all.The creator of this piece of work was Edward Wittig, a polish sculptor who was born in 1879 and died in 1941. He was born in Warsaw but travelled to Vienna and Paris where he studied fine ar...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2012

Park Ujazdowski-Ujazdow Park
Boarding Ujazdów Avenue
Warsaw, Poland

Church of St. Lawrence

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Attraction | "Church of Saint Lawrence - the poor relation"

Church of St. Lawrence Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
The Church of St Lawrence is a funny old church. In fact it looks abandoned and I very nearly missed the building when I was out walking on Wolska a few months ago. I had gone out one Sunday morning on the main Wolska route where there are at least three churches and cemeteries along this thoroughfare. In theory this area of Warsaw isn't too far away from me but in practical terms it is a lot further than I thought and much better on the feet and legs if you take a tram.For a start the church is well hidden behind tall trees and the exterior is either painted grey or had the original paint stripped down leaving a rather dirty stone colour. Whatever has happened it does look a bit sorry for...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2012

Church of St. Lawrence
Wolska 140A
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin Monument

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Attraction | "Not my favourite monument in Warsaw"

Chopin Monument Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
For some reason the monument dedicated to Frederyk Chopin has been on my mind. It's a couple of months since I viewed it last but over the years I have seen the sculpture in different seasons and just lately I have been thinking about it quite a lot. Not sure why, as it isn't one of my favourite Warsaw monuments. In fact it is probably the one I dislike the most. My husband speaks very negatively about this piece of work - he says that it looks like a giant dog turd. That's not very nice and I am not so negative but it really isn't on my top 20 list.The city loves it and wherever you go you will see pictures of this monument duplicated on trams, buses, tourist information brochures, TV, m...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 6, 2012

Chopin Monument
Lazienki Park
Warsaw, Poland 00-460

Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

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Attraction | "Not quite the Mersey Tunnel but just as exciting!"

Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) Photo, Warsaw, Poland
Quote:
I think I have nearly written about all the attractions in the Stare Miasto of Warsaw but seemed to have missed this one out. It's the tunnel that leads under Castle Square or Plac Zamkowy as it is called in Warsaw. When I first ever visited Warsaw - a very long time ago now, I was a bit of a newbie to the city and Eastern Europe too. I remember walking under this tunnel on the tiniest bit of footpath I have ever come across. I was a nervous wreck because trams, buses and cars sped through this tunnel from the centre of Warsaw at a fair old pace. I just thought it was the thing to do, to get from the new part of town to the old part. Silly me - I don' t think anyone ever walks under the tunnel as it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2012

Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)
Old Town
Warsaw, Poland