Warsaw Old Town

*Click on the photos to open up their full-sized view.

Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, like many venerable European cities has an Old Town that is a destination in itself. The Stare Miasto w Warszawie is mostly a painstakingly-recreated reproduction of hundreds of buildings that were destroyed by the Germans, some during the Luftwaffe’s 1939 Invasion of Poland, and most of the rest following the end of the Warsaw Uprising. Nevertheless, the reproduction is quite faithful, and UNESCO has named it as one of its World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.”

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** These photos were probably taken by my dear friend and travel companion, Joseph Chakola; if not, then I might have taken them using his trusty camera (an iPhone 6). 

* For more on the Warsaw Uprising, visit its namesake museum, located in Warsaw.

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