Four weeks ago went to Poland to visit Warsaw and Kraków. Wow, it’s already four weeks ago! Time flies when you’re having fun (or just when you’re busy!). The trip to Poland a spontaneous one, without doing big research what I could expect. My goal was to enjoy a county what isn’t known as touristic one. Also I wanted to work a bit on my photography skills and have patience to make a good picture. That’s what this post is about. I want to show you my most favorite Poland pictures I made. Still I’m not a professional, but I think with a bit of practice and have a lot of patience my photo’s will get better.
When you search for Warsaw on Google, the first thing you will find are photo’s from the Stare Miasto (Old Town). In the Old Town you have different kind of buildings from different ages. Those buildings are on the market square, where you also the Royal Castle will find.
Before you go to the famous market square, you have to walk through some old streets. This is the beginning of Old Town. In those buildings there are small shops, pubs and restaurants.
This is not in Poland, but this was on my way back to the Netherlands. It was really great weather on the day I left, so it was also a great day to make a picture in the plane. This is now my most favorite plane photo I have made!
The Maria church in Kraków is a special church. This church has two different lengths of towers and the story goes that the towers symbolize for two brothers. One of the brothers murdered the other one, because he was afraid the tower of his brother would be higher than his one after finishing it.
This picture I made in Auschwitz-Birkenau, close by Kraków. I made this picture on the end of the railway track. This was the railway track which they used to transport the prisoners to the camp.
This photo is also made in the Old Town from Warsaw. In Warsaw and Kraków are many beautiful churches you can visit.
It was really difficult to make a great picture of this beautiful building. As you can see there’s a filter on top, because that day the weather wasn’t that well. But I love this building. Even though the nickname from this building is ‘Stalin’s dick’, it’s so beautiful. I understand the nickname, because it was a gift from Stalin (communism) to Poland. Of course the Polish people weren’t that happy with the communistic domination, so that’s why they didn’t like this building.
The Royal Castle from Kraków. It was a beautiful day to walk around Kraków and that’s why I decided to go to this castle. It’s a 20 minute walk from the centre, but it’s a great castle to visit. There’s also a cathedral between the walls of the castle.
I don’t think it’s a beautiful picture, but it’s picture everyone makes when they visit Auschwitz. The quote ‘Arbeit macht frei’ is something that defines the Second World War. So I also made this picture.
Wow, there’s a picture where I’m on. I made a few ‘selfies’, but I’m not a selfie kind of woman. Selfies don’t work for me, so I asked somebody to make a picture from me. This was while the communist tour, for a typical communist car, with the name Fiona.
Which one of those photo’s is your favorite? As you can read I have a few and I can’t choose between them. Those pictures have a story that reminds me of the great trip I had to Poland, so that’s why it’s hard to choose.