Thursday, August 28, 2014

Augustow, Poland - Not on the tourist routes

Much of Warsaw looked beat up to me. Some building were still riddled with bullets on the outside. Repairs are very costly but Poland is growing and building anew, fixing and repairing. Right across the street from the Marriott is a gigantic mall, the likes of which I have never seen before. Every Salt Lake City mall store was there plus all kinds of European stores. To get there, I climbed downstairs into underground tunnels which were lined with tiny stores.

 Roman style amphitheatre in Warsaw with wrought iron fencing.

 Modern brick and wrought iron fencing taken from a bus headed toward Augustow (northeast Poland).

Fenced holy sights in Ewy, Poland (close to Lithuania border). This is one of the small villages where my ancestors lived. I did not know that most of Poland is farm land and considered the bread basket of Europe.

 Warsaw Barbican rebuilt after Nazi Germany blew up the original Barbican and Warsaw Palace.

Warsaw Old Town - wrought iron fencing on top of an apartment complex) also rebuilt since the war. Notice the modern satellite dish and antenna for television.

Linking to Good Fences.





12 comments:

lnb said...

Great photos. What an interesting place to visit...

Cranberry Morning said...

These were such interesting photos, Ruth. How poignant for you that trip must have been.

TexWisGirl said...

some very neat fences! i really like the fenced marker.

Ida said...

What an interesting and picturesque country. The fence shots were great. I really liked the Warsaw Barbican

Giga said...

I see that you were in Warsaw. I am very happy and your posts, I conclude that you liked in the capital of our country. Nice for me. I greet you.

Chandra said...

You are so lucky to have the opportunity to visit Poland. The old town is right up my alley, if you ask me and I am loving looking at the pictures you have posted. Not only do I notice the satellite dish, but I also notice the ceramic things on the electricity pole, right next to it.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

LV said...

So glad you shared such interesting sights of places I will never see.

Felicia said...

beautiful images Ruth. Thanks for sharing, hope to see more in the future.

Ginny said...

The castle is awesome! I am guessing that the holes in the brick wall are for guns to stick through. Seriously, the whole mall is underground? They did this because they are so crowded or what?

orvokki said...

Great photos, Ruth.
Varsova is beautiful city, which suffered greatly during the war.
Some day I hope I'll also travel there.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Fascinating stuff, Ruth. Looking forward to more.

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad that war destroyed so much of Warsaw's grandeur. I have always thought Ukraine was the Breadbasket of Europe so this is new information for me. How wonderful that you have been back to the home of your ancestors!

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