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Update: 12/12/2008: new pics on page 2.

Warszaw-Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia-Torun

All pictures are taken August 2007.

Part I. Warszaw: Modern Town

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Jeszcze cztery...:cheers:
warsaw is really an interesting and modern city, but I hope you will have that damn highway built in a reasonable time..the actual road to the capital is just terrible..:bash:
 

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at this picture Warsaw looks very modern:eek:hno:
Indeed. I will post pictures of the old town later in this thread.
First some more images of the modern part.

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Wikipedia:
Most of the city was destroyed during World War II. Next to the remnants of Gothic architecture the ruins of splendid edificies from the time of the Congress Poland and ferroconcrete relics of prewar bilding jutted out of the of rubble.

After the war many of the historic streets, buildings, and churches were restored to their original form. In 1980, Warsaw's historic Old Town was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Heritage list.

We start at the so called New Town or Nowe Miasto.
A misleading name, cause this part of the city dates back from the 14th century and was founded only 100 years after the first city-centre.


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12. We reach thr Old Town or Stare Miasto
 

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13. The Old Town has got city rights since the beginning of the 14th century.



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17. She’s a model?...


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19.…the Old market place: Rynek Starego Miasta


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26. The Royal Palace. Symbol of the city and rebuilt in the seventies.


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30.We leave the Old Town for a walk along Krakowskie Przedmiescie from the Royal Palace to the Lazienkipark


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The Lazienkipark

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Lovely Poland, wonderful country!!!
 

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^^ Yes indeed!

We take the 'fast' train between Warszaw and Gdansk. A 4 hours ride through the nice nothern landscape.

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Wikipedia:

Gdańsk is the city at the centre of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Poland. It is Poland's principal seaport as well as the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdynia and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over 800,000. Gdańsk itself has a population of 458,053, making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland.

Together with the nearby port of Gdynia, Gdańsk is also an important industrial center. Historically an important seaport and shipbuilding center, Gdańsk was a member of the Hanseatic League.

The city was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of Gdańsk political activist Lech Wałęsa, played a major role in bringing an end to communist rule across Central Europe.
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Stare Miasto, or Old Town.

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Next: Sopot en Gdynia.
 

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Sopot

Sopot is a seaside town in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, with a population of approximately 40,000.
Along with Gdańsk and Gdynia, Sopot is part of the trojmiasto (Tricity) metropolitan agglomeration.
Sopot is a large health-spa and tourist resort destination, well known for the longest wooden pier in Europe, the Molo (at 515.5 meters), from which one can see the Gulf of Gdańsk. (Wikipedia)






































 

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Gdynia.

Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over a million people. (Wikipedia)
SKM-train between Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia


Gdynia Train Station.


Ulica 10 Lutego.




















Dar Pommorza.


Blyskawica


The ferry-terminal










Het Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium.


Jozef Konrad Korzniowski, or Joseph Conrad.
 

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You didn't chose the best pics of Gdynia... ;)

Show modernistic architecture of city centre that is totally unique!

i don't want to spoil your conceptions in thread, but...





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Nice buildings, but not thàt unique.
There's a lot of that kind of modernistic architecture in cities as Brussels and Antwerp.
Howaeer, we only stayed in Gdynia for one day, so we couldn't explore the whole city.
But I liked the waterfront very much.
I suppose the skyscrapers there has been finished by now? Do you have any pictures of that towers?
 
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