shopping
Warsaw

Shopping

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] On the second day of our stay in Warsaw, we had a few hours before our booked tour started, so we decided to go to some shops which I had marked in our guide book. First, we went to a shop called Cepolia which was in the walking distance from our accommodation. …

walk in the old town
Warsaw

Walk in the old town

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] After our fabulous dinner, we took a taxi and move to the old town in Warsaw. Our destination was Old Town Market Place. The reason was that when I visited here about 15 years ago, I remembered being impressed by those beautiful buildings which were rebuilt elaborately after being completely destroyed during …

from the big wheel
Poland

From the big wheel

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] When we were in Gdansk this year, we found a big wheel in the centre of the town. It was not there last autumn, so this must have been another attraction for the St. Dominic’s Fair. I like going up to high places, though I have a slight tendency of acrophobia, so …

St. Dominic’s Fair
Poland

St. Dominic’s Fair

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] When we arrived in Gdansk in Poland, we found that they were having St. Dominic’s Fair. We were surprised to see so many people in the town because we did not know about this fair. Apparently, this is one of the three biggest open air markets in Europe (other two are Christmas …

Altar made of amber
Poland

Altar made of amber

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] We learned in the amber museum in Gdansk in Poland that there is a church whose altar is made of amber. So we went there asking passers-by how to get there. The church is called St.Bridget’s Church. The altar was not completed, yet. When it is finished, apparently it will surpass the …

Amber museum
Poland

Amber museum

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] We went to the amber museum in Gdansk in Poland. I was not surprised to see the amber stones with insects in them as we had seen them in Lithuania, but this time, we saw the one with a reptile. I did not this could be possible. I do not want it, …

Post office
Poland

Post office

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] The last destination of the walking tour in Gdansk in Poland was the post office. On the 1st. of September in 1939, the WW2 started here in this post office. In those days, Gdasnk was Free City of Danzig and the post office was regarded as extraterritoriality. As the relationship between Poland …

Wooden crane
Poland

Wooden crane

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] When you walk along the Motlowa River in Gdansk in Poland, you will not miss this black wooden building. This is the crane. I could not understand at first, but there are big wheels inside this building whose diameter is 5 metres. Apparently four people used to be in the wheels and …

Copernicus
Poland

Copernicus

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] Another thing I learned during the walking tour in Gdansk in Poland was that Copernicus, the famous astronomer with his heliocentric was also a Catholic priest, too. He was born in Torun and I remember looking up at his birth house in the town long time ago. But apparently he worked at …

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