This post is about interesting things I saw in Warsaw. It doesn't have every museum or castle, just things that seemed interesting.
On Friday afternoon, July 20, when we were done with teaching our classes, my fellow volunteers and I took the train to Warsaw. We went to the Boutique B & B on Smolna where I have stayed many times. As soon as I had checked in I went back to a train station and went to visit with one of my former students. As his family was leaving the next morning for a vacation trip, my visit was short. I was back to Smolna by 8:00 PM or so, and interested in finding something to eat.
I noticed several new small restaurants on my route -- probably started to serve the Euro 2012 crowds, for this B & B is very close to the new Warsaw stadium. I ducked into a courtyard and found this interesting view of buildings.
I found a Fiesta restaurant and ordered a quesadilla made with forest mushrooms -- a version I'm certain I could not find in the United States. While eating in a sidewalk cafe, this man was entertaining us.
The next morning I set out to explore in directions I had never before visited.
I found the Poland School for the Blind and Deaf.
I started back towards the business district and decided to have a cup of coffee. I noticed that the menu had a fruit plate. That seemed perfect for 11:00 on Saturday morning.
Then I found some interesting reflections in a modern Warsaw building showing the older buildings across the street.
I happened upon a marker showing the Warsaw Ghetto Wall.
My reason for coming into this neighborhood was to visit the Jewish Historical Museum. I didn't think about it being Saturday and the Jewish Sabbath, so when I found it, it was closed. Nearby was the Museum of Independence.
Glad I found this. One of the exhibit concerned military uniforms from the early 19th century. The hats were terrific.
After visiting the museum I headed for Castle Square.
You can see walking around Warsaw is fun!