|marker showing the placement of the former Jewish Ghetto Wall|
|Soviet-era buildings lining a wide avenue|
|Me and Doug at the Warsaw University festival|
|Warsaw Old Town|
|View of Warsaw from the Palace of Sci & Culture|
The next day we headed back to the Old Town, and had a quick look at the Warsaw Castle, which was also totally destroyed and rebuilt. Its a strange building, we didn't go inside, but walked into the central courtyard, which showcases the way the different wings are made in different building materials and styles - it looks at bit like the piecemeal parliament buildings in Wellington. In the centre of the Old Town is the Market Square, one of, if not the most impressive Market Square I've seen in Europe. The reconstructed buildings all around it are based on the 17th century Gothic and Renaissance originals, and look vastly different from the buildings surrounding the main squares in more western countries. Part of the Old Town is lined by a section of the medieval city walls, brick walls that were originally built in the 13th century.
|Building in Praga district|
|Orthodox church in Praga|
|Palace of Science and Culture|
|Warsaw Old Town Market Square|
|Apartment building in the former Ghetto|
More photos are here.