We set out about 9.30 this morning and after an hour's walk (it seemed through almost continuous roadworks which led to detours and frantic map reading) reached the Warsaw Uprising Museum to find it was closed on Tuesdays (oops, someone didn't read the fine print). So we headed to the Old Town, which was another 30 minute walk. After a reviving cup of tea/coffee we explored the old town, which is quite remarkable as it was rebuilt in the 1950s and early 1960s after being destroyed by the Nazis. The facades are as they were. We then headed back to our hotel (more walking), and stopped off at the Ethnographic Museum, which, while interesting, didn't quite live up to our expectations. We needed to stop at our favourite pastry shop (which involved negotiating more road works) for a reviving pastry for afternoon tea. Tonight we meet up with our tour group and go out for dinner together. We saw different aspects of Warsaw today. The aforementioned roadworks and building work were much in evidence this morning, along with communist style apartment blocks. The walk back from the Old Town took us through a much more elegant part of Warsaw with lovely shops and buildings.
|Old Town square|
|Monument to the Little Insurgent|