Tuesday, 12 April 2016


Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa), is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population is estimated at 1.711 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 2.666 million residents, which makes Warsaw the 9th most populous capital city in the European Union. The area of the city covers 516.9 square kilometres, while the city's agglomeration covers 6,100.43 square kilometres. Warsaw is an Alpha– global city, a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in East-Central Europe.

It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived so many wars throughout its history. Most notably, the city had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II, during which 85% of its buildings were destroyed. On 9 November 1940 the city was awarded Poland's highest military decoration for heroism, the Virtuti Militari, during the Siege of Warsaw (1939).

We visited Warsaw in July 2003 and enjoyed the trip immensely. The people were wonderful, there was an enormous number of things to see, a city of great beauty, art, culture and courage.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. What a beautiful city and wonderful photos ~ so colorful and welcoming ~

    Happy week to you ~ ^_^

  2. Hello, it is a beautiful city. Wonderful tour and photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  3. Sometimes, I am surprised of how beautiful certain cities looks even thought they experienced massive destruction not so long time ago. I want to visit for sure.

  4. Great city shots! My favorite is the fourth one.

  5. You've shown shots of what appears to be a beautiful city - thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-many-faces-of-louie.html

  6. Love the look of the park and the cool buildings in your 4th image :)

  7. Oh, so beautiful photos of my city :-) This is the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street - a part of the Royal Route.
    Thanks for sharing


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