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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

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A Park Once Owned by a Prince

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Park behind the National Museum Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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After visiting the National Museum in Warsaw I needed to be in the open air and away from traffic and people. The museum is very interesting but claustrophobic and although I enjoyed my visit I wanted to be out walking. I didn’t know that there was a park behind the museum which runs down the Vistula slope near to Książęca Street. I am not sure if this park has a name, the only sign I saw was one saying that the park belonged to the museum but it didn’t have its own grand title. Many, many years ago the park belonged to Prince Kazimierz Poniatowski, they were his gardens were he strolled and hunted. Kazimierz was the oldest brother of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Książęca Street translated into ...Read More

Christian's Bakerhouse

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Restaurant | "Why Bakerhouse and not Bakery?"

Christian's Bakerhouse Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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I came across Christian's Bakerhouse two weeks ago after I had visited the National Museum. I noticed the words, ‘gourmet burgers' emblazoned on the sign standing outside the cafe/restaurant, thought they sounded appetising and decided that I would call in after my visit to the park at the back of the museum which was just down the road from the cafe.It was quite late when I arrived back at the cafe, more like tea time than lunch. One young man was sat near the window on his own eating; a very long wooden table that had been given the 'distressed touch' was empty. The table looked inviting with a basket of heather on top and pretty cushions placed along the bench surrounding the table. The...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2013

Christian's Bakerhouse
Ksiazeca 6
Warsaw, poland

National Museum

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Attraction | "Pretty grim exterior,okay inside"

National Museum Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The National Museum (Muzeum Narodwe) was founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Art. It is only since 1916 been known as the National Museum. I have put off visiting this museum ever since I moved here as its heavy concrete exterior walls have never tempted me inside until this week. I must say that the outside of the building is dreary to view and looks more like a prison than a museum. The building is a modernist design by Tadeusz Tolwinski who completed the project in 1938. From 1965 to 1972 extra sections were added facing the park which is very pretty in all its autumn colours, I really enjoyed walking around the park after visiting the museum and will review separately.Inside the muse...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 17, 2013

National Museum
al. Jerozolimskie 3
Warsaw, Poland 00-495
+48 22 629 3093

Charles de Gaulle Monument

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Attraction | "Quite a dandy with a flouncing pomposity"

Charles de Gaulle Monument Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Charles de Gaulle Monument is a relatively new statue in the centre of Warsaw, unveiled on March 15, 2005. You can find the French statesman standing on his plinth in front of a chestnut tree behind a very interesting building which is the Warsaw Banking and Financing Centre. I have walked past it many times and always admired this piece of work created by French sculptor Jean Cadot. Of course, I have seen the original statue which stands in the Champs Elysees in Paris; it is black and not bronze like the one in Warsaw. You may wonder why Warsaw has a very busy roundabout named after the French general and the French government gave the monument as a gift to the city. Charles de Gaulle...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2013

Charles de Gaulle Monument

Warsaw, poland

Charles de Gaulle Roundabout

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Attraction | "Greetings from Jerusalem"

Charles de Gaulle Roundabout Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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If I told you all that there is a mammoth palm tree placed in the centre of a very busy roundabout in Warsaw, you probably would think I was joking. Well, I am not joking and there is a palm tree but it is made from plastic. Remember, we have extremely cold winters in Warsaw so a palm tree would probably not survive. You might wonder and ask, 'Why a palm tree?' I will try to answer this the best way I can. The palm tree is based in the centre of a junction of two popular roads. One is Nowy Świat, a very trendy street with restaurants and designer shops and the other is Aleje Jerozolimskie which means Jerusalem Avenue.The palm tree was created by Polish artist, Joanna Rajkowska ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2013

Charles de Gaulle Roundabout

Warsaw, poland