Saturday, 5 October 2013

My Warsaw adventure

I didn't want my journey to be a typical touristic trip. I wanted something more, discover different shade of the city. Easier said than done. I couldn't resign from visiting a few places and taking part in some events. That's why my stay in Warsaw- capital city of Poland- wasn't as original and creative as it was meant to be. However I'm glad that I did what I did. If I hadn't done those things that I describe below, I would have been asked countless questions like- 'You have been to Warsaw and You haven't done this b*tch?!' So, yep. I did this ;))

If You decide to visit Copernicus Science Center, bear in mind the fact that You'll spend at least half of a day there. Unfortunately I had only two hours to be there because otherwise I'd miss my train back to Cracow. Nooo, in fact not. When we (me and my friend Barbra) reached the train station, it turned out that my train would be half an hour late. Typical.

 'The Copernicus Science Centre is operating in its official building since 2010. However the idea for such a construction in Warsaw dates back to the late 90s, when the Science Picnic and Science Festival became a huge success. In 2004, after an agreement had been signed by the President of Warsaw, Minister of Science and Minister of Education, the Centre’s construction project has been launched.'
 Quess what- there are just 10 Starbucks caffees in Poland and 6 of them are situated in Warsaw. Where the hell is justice?? If You find out, tell me.

Wianki nad Wisłą (literally 'Flower coronets by Wisła river') is an annual event in a memento of a Slavic holy day. The only thing during that day that reminds us of its origin are flower coronets worn by some women and children. In fact the whole event is a huge party with fireworks, air shws etc. Many stars and so-called stars perform on the stage situated close to the Wisła river and the tickets are for free, so I couldn't miss the opportunity to be there. And I don't regret ;)

 This pic has been taken by me at the terrace during my visit in The Palace of Culture and Science (PolishPałac Kultury i Nauki) in Warsaw- the tallest building in Poland, the sixth tallest building in the European Union the 187th tallest building in the world. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, but  Stalin's name was removed from the interior lobby and one of the building's sculptures. Now, on account of its cotroversial origin, residents of Warsaw sometimes call The Palace of Culture and Science Stalin's syringe, the Elephant in Lacy Underwear, or  Russian Wedding Cake;)
And this is how it looks:
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