Summer Trip 2016 Part 1 – Poland

A few days after I got back from Amsterdam it was time again to hit the road again. Decided on a “3 Stop Tour” Poland – Berlin and Dutchland again. Visit friends and see some of Europe. The trip did start at the Bus Station at Stuttgart Airport. There was too much traffic so I came late and had the last seat in the rear of the bus. This way I can use the window to lean on. That was the only good thing in that bus. Not a lot of leg space and no WiFi 🙁
The ticket was also quite expensive for a bus. 72€ for an overnight trip. They had 2 girls working in the bus – selling ticket and serving coffee. TWO GIRLS??? Wow – at the other buses one of the two bus drivers is doing that. And I have no clue what took them so long. They where going back and forth for hours.

Bus from Stuttgart to Siradz

Bus from Stuttgart to Siradz

Bus from Stuttgart to Siradz
View from my seat. Thanks to my Doc I had good sleeping pills and did make it all the way to Sieradz. Had only to wait for a few minutes and Michal did pick me up.

Home Sweet Home
He had to work so I could rest a bit. In the afternoon it was time to go to Warszawa

At the Hair Dresser
Short stop at the hair dresser – visiting the girlfriend does require that – I guess?

Storck
Looook – A bird at the gas station!!

Best Food
Pierogi!!! My favourite food in Poland – and Slovakia 🙂

Mr Tyson
How low can you go – that low 🙁

I need food
They are asking for food with this flyer

Chopin Piano Concerts in Royal Łazienki Park

Free concert in the summer every Sunday at the park. There are two recitals of Chopin’s music at noon and 4 p.m. from May to September. Not my cup of tea but worth to see if you are close.

Chopin Piano Concerts in Royal Łazienki Park

Statue next to the Łazienki Palace
Statue next to the Łazienki Palace

Statue in front of the Łazienki Palace

Łazienki Palace
Łazienki Palace

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Lubomirski Palace with the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument in front of the palace

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Pałac Krasińskich

At the Square next to St. Kazimierz Church
At the Square next to St. Kazimierz Church

At the Square next to St. Kazimierz Church
Just hanging around

St. Kazimierz Church
St. Kazimierz Church

Mosaic House
Mosaic House

Ulica Brzozowa
Ulica Brzozowa

St. Martin's Church
St. Martin's Church

Church at Castle Square
The Church at Castle Square

Castle Square
Castle Square

Palace Of Science and Culture

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) is the seat of different companies, cinemas, theatres, libraries, sports clubs, universities, scientific institutions and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It completed in 1955. It is still the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union and in a Top-20 of Europe with 237 metres.
Originally it was called Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science but somehow at the big “De-Stalinization” everything with his name on got erased.
The building was a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland and they did bring all the workers to build it as well.

Palace Of Science and Culture

Palace Of Science and Culture

Palace Of Science and Culture

Palace Of Science and Culture

Palace Of Science and Culture

Warsaw Downtown
With the construction of skyscrapers right next to the Palace Of Science and Culture it did lost a bit of the dissonance with the smaller buildings close to it. Now the new buildings destroyed the aesthetic balance of the old city even more than the big old “Palace”

City Beach
The City Beach in Warszawa. Great spot to hang out and see the sun go down. Lots of people do their bbq or just have a beer. There are a lot of guys selling beer as well. Later we went to a free open air concert a few minutes from here. Nice!

Street Art
Street Art

Michal and Marc
Back in Siradz Michal did bring me to the small train station in Sieradz. Thank you and see you next year 🙂

Old Train in Poland
Inside my Express Train to Łódź

Train in Poland
At the station in Łódź