Poland Day Fourteen: Warsaw. A Meandering Morning Walk To The Vistula River.

Poland Day Fourteen: Warsaw. A Meandering Morning Walk To The Vistula River.

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It was a cool and sunny morning when I awoke my first day in Warsaw. After a cup of coffee, I was off exploring the streets of the city. Warsaw morning walk -4

I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going,  like I often do on my travels, I just wanted to get acquainted with the city. I had a general ideal where the Vistula River was and decided to walk in that direction.Warsaw morning walk -6

 So I  meandered  the busy morning streets,  blending in with the many commuters heading to work and school, some stopping for a bite to eat at the many small pastry and breakfast sandwich shops along the way. Warsaw morning walk -3

I came upon, what,  I would learn later, is a famous square in Warsaw,  Plac Trzech Krzyzy or Three Crosses Square. I briefly stopped in the church as they were celebrating the morning Mass.Warsaw morning walk -20

I continued toward the direction of the river and found myself in a upscale residential neighborhood. Warsaw morning walk -29

The neighborhood was next to a park neat the river and I enjoyed strolling under the ancient trees. Most of the historic and other buildings in Warsaw  were destroyed by the Germans in World War II. Thankfully, it seems,  they let many of the parks alone.  Warsaw morning walk -28

I found this small pond in the park.Warsaw morning walk -32

And I heard, and saw  some of the many birds that make the park their home.Warsaw morning walk -38

I found my way to the Vistula River and walked up a bridge to get a view. It was good to see this river again, now a few hundred miles north of where I last saw it flowing through the middle of Krakow. Here is a link to some more photographs from my walk to the river. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/poland-photographs-april-2017/nggallery/poland-april-2017/Poland-Day-Fourteen-Warsaw-morning-walk-April-21-2017Warsaw morning walk -49

I decided it was time to head back to the hotel and made my way along the edge of the park and busy Jerozolimskie Street, which was elevated above the park.Warsaw morning walk -54

I eventually had to climb stairs to reach the street near The National Museum in Warsaw. Warsaw morning walk -58

I walked the busy street in morning rush hour traffic and enjoyed watching the hustle and bustle of the passing people, cars, trams and buses. Warsaw morning walk -71

And observing the many businesses and other buildings on the way. Warsaw morning walk -75

I arrived at the hotel, located near the central train station in Warsaw, with just enough time to shower and enjoy a quick breakfast with my sister and niece before we set out on a day long walking tour of the main sites of the city. Here is a link to some more photographs of my morning walk.. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/poland-photographs-april-2017/nggallery/poland-april-2017/Poland-Day-Fourteen-Warsaw-morning-walk-April-21-2017Warsaw morning walk -79

“A city isn’t so unlike a person. They both have the marks to show they have many stories to tell. They see many faces. They tear things down and make new again.” Rasmenia Massoud