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Going back to the Old Country of Poland after more than 25 years! (from USA)


OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #241
(ooops I double-dipped) Here's the 4th bridge pic and a street and a statue top:




  • clean and sparkling

  • no gold in my day
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #242
More pics from/of Ostrów







OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #243
There was this quiet place overlooking the river where I sat and watched a riverboat go by. It was very peaceful. The only thing interrupting the tranquility were two German tourists talking over a cigarette. I left after a while heading back towards Plac Dominikańska. Once over the bridge and across the highway I passed a building I had not entered once during my six years in Wrocław: the Hala Targowa.

I went inside to colorful panoply of sight and sound. There was all this fruit and vegetables alongside florists putting together grave covers and wreaths for the upcoming All Soul's Day.


  • riverboat

  • Hala Targowa circa early 1900's



  • I was still shocked by the bountiful fruit and vegetables stalls!
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #244
On the way back


  • "rent-a-bike" rack

  • I love this architecture!

  • much too small
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369
4 Dec 2011 #245
Is this some sort of wedding tradition?

it is for lovers. they kiss under the centre arch, which has mistletoe hanging from it. then attach a padlock and throw the key in the river. i believe it's a tradition from the far east.

did you notice the biggest change ? there were no steeples on the cathedral when you were last here.

I was still shocked by the bountiful fruit and vegetables stalls!

hala targowa is still the best place to go for fruit and veg.
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #246
it is for lovers. they kiss under the centre arch, which has mistletoe hanging from it. then attach a padlock and throw the key in the river. i believe it's a tradition from the far east.

I love it! Here's Wrocław's new slogan: "Wroclaw is for lovers" :)

did you notice the biggest change ? there were no steeples on the cathedral when you were last here.

OMG that's it!!!! No I didn't notice while there but something was "bugging" me when I looked at the cathedral. Now that I'm taking another look at it, you're absolutely right! LOL..................too funny - obvious.
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688
4 Dec 2011 #247
I was still shocked by the bountiful fruit and vegetables stalls!

Now I am going to the fruit market.. all your fault :)

oh, but I would love to be in that market.. Nothing around here looks like that!
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
4 Dec 2011 #248
Now I am going to the fruit market.. all your fault :)

lol

oh, but I would love to be in that market.. Nothing around here looks like that!

I know. I regret not having taken a peek inside back when I was a student. As a result, I had no point of reference :(
OP rybnik 18 | 1,454
10 Dec 2011 #249
My time in Wrocław was coming to an end. I had seen almost everything I had wanted to re-visit. The zoo, Gardens and the new stadium will have to wait until next year. I was happy, that the city had moved forward in terms of the apparent: new buildings, new roads, new shops, etc. However, I would have expected more after so many years. I wish I had more time to scratch beneath the veneer and examine the real Wrocław. I, unfortunately, did not have an opportunity to speak with the natives; to get inside their heads. Especially intriguing to me are the conversations I want to have with the over 50 crowd. I want to compare notes.

Here's my last pic. I don't remember what this is or where this is.


  • where is this?


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