Thursday, June 14, 2012

PL-433546 & PL-448185

I really loved to receive these polish official cards, both from Warsaw. They bring me back very good memories of my trip to Poland last March. I've bought several cards in Warsaw but not these ones.

 DDK Edition
 PL-433546, sent by Olga.
 Although today's Warsaw is a fairly young city, it has many tourist attractions. Apart from the Warsaw Old Town quarter, reconstructed after World War II, each borough has something to offer. Among the most notable landmarks of the Old Town are Old Town Mermaid, Castle Square, Old Town Market Square, Mickiewicz Monument and Carmelite Church, St. Anne's Church, Freta Street, Kanonia Street.
Warsaw's mixture of architectural styles reflects the turbulent history of the city and country. During WWII, Warsaw was razed to the ground by bombing raids and planned destruction. After liberation, rebuilding began as in other cities of the communist-ruled PRL. Most of the historical buildings were thoroughly reconstructed. However, some of the buildings from the 19th century that had been preserved in reasonably reconstructible form were nonetheless eradicated in the 1950s and 1960s.
 In 1980, Warsaw's historic Old Town was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Heritage list.

 DDK Edition
PL-448185, sent by Kasia.
Unfortunately i didn't have time to visit the Wilanów Palace.
ilanow was built for Jan Sobieski (r. 1674-96), Poland's most dashing monarch. It was Sobieski who led the Catholic Allies in the liberation of Vienna from the Turks in 1683. This baroque belter later passed through the hands of several of Poland's most influential families, and it remained in private hands right up until 1944. Wilanow mercifully survived the war, and today it represents one of the richest attractions in Warsaw. It's choc-full of splendid art, including paintings by some of the biggest names in European art, from Jean-Louis David to Bernardo Bellotto. The palace's fine gardens are currently undergoing renovation. - in:

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