Friday, August 22, 2014

Sights in Warsaw



My direct flight from Salt Lake City to Paris, France was 10 hours; then my next flight to Warsaw was 3 hours.

I stayed at the Polonia Palace Hotel in Warsaw. Right across the street from my room was this apartment building. Look closely, there are swans on both sides of the black rot iron terrace.
The only disconcerting problem, being tired from only dozing a bit on the plane, was I couldn't get the power to my room to come on.  Apparently, you need to put your key card in a holder by the door which activates the power.  

 The tall building is called the Palace of Culture and Science, the one Soviet building that Russians left behind.  

These little cakes were part of the breakfast buffet that was held every morning at our hotel.  I have never seen so much variety in food. There was every kind of cold cut meats, bacon, cheeses, eggs, cereals, beans, vegetables, tomatoes, breads, yogurts, fruit including watermelon. I nearly missed these little cakes but a couple next to my table had some and I thought, I need to find them.  I usually don't have sweets for breakfast but these were an exception. They had chocolate ones too - on the left.

Pan in the park - he was the God of rustic music, nature and mountain wilds although most of Poland is very flat. Only southern Poland has mountains.

Front of the bathhouse built in the 17th century.


Reflections of the water around the Palace on an Island in Lazienki Park. It was a bathhouse palace.

Back of the bath house.


13 comments:

fredamans said...

Such beautiful architecture. I'd love to convert that bathhouse into a mansion and live there! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

really nice reflections. i like pan, too. :)

'Tsuki said...

Polland is an amazing country. Those pics are awesome !

Ginny said...

The next to last picture is my favorite, the scene itself is beautiful, but along with the reflection it is super!! I have never heard of getting electricity this way, I guess it is a big money saver to have it off if there is no tenant.The buffets must have been amazing!!! Sumptuous!

Valerie said...

Lovely reflections. Thank you for sharing.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely reflections. And the breakfast sounds incredible!

Roan said...

Beautiful buildings and those reflections are awewsome!

Ida said...

Wow that was a long flight. That pasty looked so yummy. I would have gotten one to had I been there. Sounds like a great breakfast buffet. The bathhouse is gorgeous and I loved the swans on the building in the first shot.

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Jama said...

Beautiful photos!

orvokki said...

Lovely images.
The reflection in the last photo is super.
Have a happy sunday.

Mascha said...

Lovely pictures, great architekture...
The palace reminds me of the Stalin-time and of my visits in Moscow in 1974 and 76.
As i was in Poland, 1976, they had to eat there very little. In the Coffehouse you got a glass of tea, but not even one biscuit, if you did come until 10 minutes after the opening ...
For tourists in the hotel, of course, food was adequate, but very basic and no diversity. So times change (and to eat with me today little and no money to travel -)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

are you writing a book about your ancestors, I wrote mine, and it was fun.

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