Today is Andy’s Birthday, so it seems fitting to let him regale you of another tale of Poland.
We were fortunate to enjoy one of the last really great sunny weekends of the year during our visit to Warsaw.
So we went for a wander down to the river via a cafe recommended by our Varsovian friend.
This is a duck with a crown because ducks in Warsaw are governed under a system of constitutional monarchy.
So seen we arrived at Cafe STOR with the hipster coffee.
I really like the big picture of the rocks with water, it works quite well with the plants and greenery. I’m not sure where you find something like that though.
Kawa and Szarlotka followed
After that we continued down to the river and enjoyed the sun.
It’s a really great public space. They have these kind of wooden sheep things you can spring on.
Tegan made music
This is a roof top garden on top of the Copernicus Science Centre.
Just outside the science museum they have this really cool sculpture of a type of protein which transports water across lipid membrane called an Aquaporin. Such a great idea, I really love it, there should be one in every city.
Roof top gardens are really big in Warsaw, this is another one just a bit further along above the Warsaw University Library.
Inside the library there were people playing with fire.
After that we crossed the Vistula river to the eastern bank and visited the Praga district. We were all pretty hungry by this stage and ate food in a milk bar. I thought I would try the Polish spaghetti bolognese.
Tegan enjoyed the cucumber soup.
This is what life was like in the olden days.
Lots of interesting street art in this area.
In Warsaw everyone seemed to be getting married. It must have been the season or something.
After that we zipped across to the other side of the city on the shiny new Metro to just west of the old town.
We arrived in a park with a memorial to the battle of Monte Cassino.
See Warsaw is a Ponyhof!
Warsaw Uprising Memorial
Marie Skłodowska Curie, Nobel Prize winning chemist and discoverer of radium and polonium.
Tegan ‘enjoying’ Roquefort flavoured ice cream.
More interesting street art and murals, this time with many birds.
The Palace of Science and Culture all lit up.