'To travel is to live'
When we moved to Copenhagen 16 months ago we thought it would be a good idea to travel (to warm places) during the winter in order to brace those dull months. Last year we went to Thailand in February for 2 weeks and by the time we came back spring was on our doorstep. So, you don't change a recipe that works. Well, you can adapt it a little :)
This year we went to Florida, back in Copenhagen for a week, went to Iceland, back in Copenhagen for a week, went to the UK, back in Copenhagen for a week, and, this week, we are in Warsaw. This is the last leg of our winter travels!
It is actually the third and last day. Very lucky with the weather, Monday was sunny and blue sky but a little chilly, yesterday was sunny again but a lot warmer. Today is a little bit hazy but it is still early. It should be another fine day :)
My first impressions of Warsaw, capital of Poland, are very positive. I went to Krakow - former capital of Poland - a few years back and absolutely loved it! But people I met who had visited Warsaw said it was not as nice as Krakow. In my case it is good to have no or little expectations. The one thing that I find very strange about Warsaw is that the city was COMPLETELY demolished during WWII (85% of it was just rubble) but meticulously rebuilt based on photographs and paintings from, among others, Canaletto, but still made it a UNESCO site. When you walk around the historic town you can read about those streets and buildings and castles from the 15th, 16th and 17th century, but really they were built 60 years ago. Apparently many stones from the rubble were restored in their 'right' place. Anyhow, I loved walking around the Old Town with its the cobbled streets and colourful buildings, and learn about the life back in time. Everything looks old, really old but well preserved. The details, the textures, the sunlight playing hide and seek through the winding streets give a great feel to Warsaw.
Probably unknown to many, Warsaw is home to Copernicus, Chopin and Marie Curie. There is a grand Castle and the Polish Versailles called Wilinow (pronounced 'Vilinov').
Today, I am going to learn more about Jewish Warsaw. But since this is a photo blog, you know what's following:
Capturing little moments.