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.
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.
He had to work so I could rest a bit. In the afternoon it was time to go to Warszawa
Short stop at the hair dresser – visiting the girlfriend does require that – I guess?
Looook – A bird at the gas station!!
Pierogi!!! My favourite food in Poland – and Slovakia :-)
How low can you go – that low :-(
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.
Statue next to the Łazienki Palace
Lubomirski Palace with the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument in front of the palace
At the Square next to St. Kazimierz Church
Just hanging around
St. Kazimierz Church
St. Martin's Church
The Church at 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.
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”
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!
Back in Siradz Michal did bring me to the small train station in Sieradz. Thank you and see you next year :-)
Inside my Express Train to Łódź
At the station in Łódź