Memorabilia from the occupation of Poland in the Uprising Museum Warsaw

Postcard from Warsaw; Uplifted and inspired

There are few more inspiring or uplifting museums I have visited than the Uprising Museum in Warsaw. It is such a positive place about really bleak periods of Polish history. Detailing the Polish resistance during its occupation by Nazi Germany during WWII and then its subsequent annexation by the Soviet Union it is a testament to the indomitable spirit of …

Warsaw, Poland Euro 2012 – Stadium of Passion

The European Football Championships will kick-off later today when Poland play Greece in the National Stadium in  Warsaw. The games will begin amongst much anticipation and controversy, most of which was sparked by the recent BBC ‘Panorama’ programme about violence in both hosting nations. Many of the scenes shown on the programme were disturbing, the racial hatred displayed and some …

Postcard from Warsaw; Palace of Culture and Science

The Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science is a bit of an enigma, is a throwback to Soviet rule as it was originally a ‘gift’ from the communist state to the people of Poland; it was even named after Joseph Stalin, an honour which was later revoked. Dominating the skyline, the city’s most visible landmark is not entirely  popular due …

Warsaw Uprising Museum – Resistance & Renaissance

Some destinations or attractions can invoke great emotion; sometimes the intensity is so great it’s almost stifling. Auschwitz can create feelings of sadness or revulsion, mountains are often awe-inspiring, deserts or oceans romanticism, cities excitement, the outback possibly insignificance, the pyramids or Manchu Picchu a sense of wonder. The Warsaw Uprising Museum may instil any number of emotions but after …

Warsaw, The Football Factory in Poland

Football the ‘beautiful game’ is a sport of passion; there are few team sports that can ignite the emotions of the rival supporters to the extent that football is capable. Rival teams have their own fanatical fans which follow them through thick and thin, often half way around the World, especially in Europe from Warsaw to Barcelona. “divided by fierce …

Postcard from beautiful development in Warsaw

Finding an unexpectedly beautiful view is one of the great pleasures of travel and capturing it to share with family and friends is extra special. This view of Warsaw in Poland from the top of the Palace of Culture and Science fits this description perfectly. The city itself is full of pleasant surprises, modern, progressive and moving beyond its past …