Last Walk in Warsaw – see you next year!

We had a wonderful trip. Thank you for following along our blog. We leave you with some last images of our walk around Old Town and some lively videos.

gorgeous, Thad!

mom on old wall of city

me

Warsaw Old Town Square

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Warsaw’s Famous Mermaid fountain

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Thad sketching at the square

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warm wine on a cold day – love it

watercolors on the square

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some of Thad’s sketches from the trip

Lazienki Park, Warsaw – Thad’s watercolors

street scape – Thad

Old Town Square with mermaid statue

Royal Castle Square, Warsaw

 

 

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Hanging out in the Highest Hotel Bar in Europe

Is it true?  I challenged Thad but I think that he may be right!

Proof from the sign in the elevator!

great view

dad chillin

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Visiting Warsaw’s Polytech U

always visiting exciting architectural buildings…

exploring

my mom is holding Marie Curie’s hand

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dad is very knowledgeable about these things

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checking out the model of it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Da Vinci in Warsaw

While dad and Thad were in Warsaw’s City Planning office, mom and I hit this exhibit which explored the life of Leonardo Da Vinci.  While the exhibit was not extensive, it covered Da Vinci’s inventions and anatomical drawings quite well…

Genius of Da Vinci at The Palace of Culture

Vitruvian Man

his inventions

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mom with La Giocanda

pretty amazing anatomical drawings

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here is the exhibit that we didn’t see – although it would have been pretty cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Breaking Bread in Poland

Poland is a culinary delight. Warm rye and sour soups, mushrooms in season, pierogies with savory fillings, fresh fishes, and bastion of beets. all make for lovely meals and lively conversations…

dining chefside

Thad commenting on the design of this bottle

my favorite lady

rye soup and kielbasi

yummy plate of pierogies

Podwale

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talking about architecture

Dom Polski

Mom with Dom Polski

one of our favs

Do you know that we are going back to Poland again next year, mom?

 

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fish in beet sauce

Dinner at the charming White Goose restaurant

Polish desserts

the most amazing dessert – ginger and orange merenge with fresh pink rose petals

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Salute at Il Bacio! (yes, I sought out an Italian restaurant eventually!)

Dad and Thad love to sketch at the table

Beautiful Mommy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes – Warsaw

There is a curiousity when stepping into Warsaw for the first time and one might want to know about the planning, construction, and rebuilding of this complicated city. Warsaw was sacked and rebuilt so many times that it is amazing that it stands – and now thrives – today. Its very existence is testament to the will and fortitude of the Polish people.

As a City Planner in NYC, Thaddeus was interested to speak with some folks at the City Planning office of Warsaw located in the Palace of Culture. They got an appointment and met with a gentleman at Warsaw city planning who was passionate about Warsaw’s design and who, in turn, also had a few questions about NYC. Together with my father, a fellow architect, they had a fascinating in-depth conversation.

City Planners meet City Planners

On another note, I wanted to share Thad’s sketch of the Royal Castle Square from earlier this week:

Thad’s sketch of Royal Castle Square

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Enjoying Sunday in -Łazienki Park

It’s a gorgeous day for a stroll on Sunday in the park.

Lunch at the Belvedere

Interior at the Belvedere

ceiling

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this risotto rivals that of Piedmonte

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Picking chestnuts in the park

chestnuts

in pocket

Lastly we hit a contemporary museum in the Park:

contemporary art museum

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Thad going through exhibit

My favorite video of the day – a meditation room set to Chopin

rusted out cars with roosters on top

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Until Tomorrow!

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Fitting right in

Fitting into Poland

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Highlights of Polish art in the National Museum in Warsaw

Today we visited some great museums starting with Poland’s National Museum which was a wonderful treat.

today we visited Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie – National Art Museum of Poland

the most famous painting in the Museum

a major Polish artist

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great painting of major boulevard

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One of dad’s favorite

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my favorite piece of sculpture

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Warsaw Wanderings, Sketchings, and Musings

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sketching in Royal Square

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yellow art

elegant pierogies

most beautiful salad

opera house

cute

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famous cafe

Thad’s sketch 3

univ

why put cement shutters on glass buildings?

Thad univ.

Poland’s Royal thrown in Royal Castle

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detail

sketch of Chopin

walking in Warsaw

Dinner at White Goose Restaurant

Poster Musuem

Chopin’s quick scribbles of brilliance

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