Warsaw has hidden gems of architectural interest throughout the city. We wanted to show Thad the University’s library today as it is quite a model of a green building.
What does our urban planner think of this particular building?
Enough of that, we move on to visit the Frederic Chopin Museum.
Born in Warsaw and having spent most of his composing life in Paris, Chopin’s heart never strayed far from his roots. His first piano teacher was his sister. He starting performing at the age of 8 and attended the music conservatory in Warsaw. Her wrote concertos and perfected the art of the ballad. Both a composer and a pianist, he earned the respect of many literary and musical artists.
Even through Warsaw’s uprising and beyond, he remained true to his country. He fell in love with George Sand (a female writer in Paris) and he composed some of his greatest sonatas there. We learned much about his life and passion and how it paralelled what was going on in his native Warsaw at the time of his life.
Why travel to Poland? (for Uncle Blair!)