Week 25: Warsaw

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July 20th 2015
Published: July 20th 2015
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Hi Everyone,

This weekend was the Capital of Poland - Warsaw.
My main impression is surprise at how modern it is. I was expecting some old buildings, with a bit of a run down soviet style being the norm.
Instead, I got a completely modern city.

The Warsaw uprising of WWII resulted in most of the city being levelled, so the Soviets had clean slate to work with. Most of the area surrounding the downtown shows this via the large and characterless apartment blocks and office buildings. The downtown area is a different story - thoroughly modern and stylish. Poland really took off after the fall of the Soviet Union. There's still an "Old Town" section that shows the pre-WWII character, but it's mostly reconstructed and not actually old.

As usual, the pictures will show you what I mean.



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