In another thread - Poland in Riddles
I went too personal and was rebuked for that by some posters.
Ehem... I know you're the creator of this thread, but it's supposed to be 'Poland in riddles' not 'pawian in riddles'
Whatever, roll a hard candy (or get lost to Honolulu boxing monkeys).
Probably they were right. Riddles are just riddles and personal musings belong to another thread.
How about running a thread where we show a picture/a series of pictures of Poland taken by ourselves and comment on it/them?
Let`s start with my vacation 2011.
For a few years our summer holidays have been organised according to one scheme: a bit of the seaside, lakes, mountains and a big city ( I don`t mean Krakow). The order depends on the weather. This year we started with a big city because the weather was dull at the end of June, so it would be a real waste to travel 700 kilometers to the seaside and have no chance of frolicking in the crystal clear (but cold) waters of the Baltic Sea. :):):)
Before, we had visited Warsaw twice and Poznań, and I was planning to visit Gdańsk this year, but changed my mind because I found a dirt cheap accomodation in Wrocław ( a fellow teacher helped me) and eventually decided to go there.
Going to Wrocław from Krakow is nice and easy because there is a highway between two cities. Mostly two-, sometimes 3-lane.
Those new bridges look great! Poland is modernising quickly. Partly, thanks to European funds. Thank you, EU! :):):)
The traffic on the highway can be quite heavy.
But sometimes you can come across such beauties:
Outskirts of Wrocław.
We had travelled through Wrocław before, e.g., going to Poznań in 2009.
Two things struck me then:
1. Wrocław has the same colour trams as Krakow! Really, what plagiarism!!
2. A lot of roads in and around the centre are still cobblestoned. Amazing!
Wrocław is called the City of 1000 Bridges. Yes, the Odra River runs through Wrocław in many distributaries. Some bridges are great:
What do I think about Wrocław?
Well, I have mixed feelings. Somewhere else I said I wouldn`t like to live there because it reminds me of Krakow too much. And it is not only blue trams. :):):)
Let`s start with pros. What did I like about Wrocław?
Vegetation on buildings. I have never seen so many ivy covered houses or objects as in Wrocław. It seems their obsession. I like it!