life through the lens
After a protracted customs inspection, I caught the train from Brest - in Belarus - to Warsaw with seconds to spare - February 2011.
20 Zloties is worth about 5 Euros
The main street leading to the Old Town - Warsaw
Along this road is the Church of the Holy Cross where, strangely enough, composer Chopin's heart is preserved in one of the pillars - Warsaw
Buildings on Ul Krakowskie Przedmiescie, leading to the Old Town - Warsaw
Standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Warsaw
Radziwill Palace is the home of the Polish president - Warsaw
Chopin's back in town - Warsaw
A wall painting in the Jewish area of Warsaw
Trying to find Pawiak Prison - Warsaw
Pawiak Prison was a German Gestapo prison during the Nazi occupation. At least 30,000 prisoners died here - Warsaw
The Warsaw Ghetto Monument commemorates the Poles' uprising against the Nazi occupation in 1943 - Warsaw
Near the cental train station is the Palace of Culture and Science, a gift from the Soviet Union in the 1950s - Warsaw
Back on Ul Krakowskie Przedmiescie, just outside the Old Town - Warsaw
On the right is the 15th century St Anne's Church - Warsaw
Looking down on Ul Krakowskie Przedmiescie from the tower of St Anne's Church - Warsaw
Beyond the rooftops is the Vistula River - Warsaw
The entrance to the Old Town is marked by the 13th century Royal Castle to the right of Castle Square - Warsaw
The Sigismund III Vasa Monument stands in front of the Old Town - Warsaw
Sigismund III Vasa stands in Castle Square, with the Royal Castle on the right - Warsaw
Apologies that virtually every photo has at least 1 blob on it. I've since cleaned the lens - Warsaw
The Old Town is a very picturesque area - Warsaw
Through the alleyways to St Martin's Church - Old Town, Warsaw
St Martin's Church in the Old Town - Warsaw
I think this is Ul Swietojanska in the Old Town - Warsaw
The Old Town's Market Square is a lovely little square - Warsaw
Shops and restaurants in the Market Square - Warsaw
Frontages in the Old Town Market Square - Warsaw
The Old Town was reconstructed following its destruction during World War II - Warsaw
Lazienki Park (Royal Baths Park) is in the southern part of central Warsaw
The 18th century Palace on the Water was the summer residence of the last king of Poland - Lazienki Park, Warsaw
Above Ujazdow Park is Ujazdow Castle - Warsaw
I thought I'd seen my last wooden houses back in Siberia - Warsaw
Passing Berlin's TV Tower on the train from Warsaw to the German capital
At the Berlin Hauptbahnhof station, waiting for the next train to Cologne and then on to Brussels. My proper Berlin photos.
I had an evening to while away in Brussels before I headed to London the following morning
And where else to go but the Grand Place? Brussels
The Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) on the Grand Place - Brussels. More of my Belgium photos.
The Manneken Pis is world famous, but this is the lesser known (and more recent) Jeanneke Pis, a female version - Brussels
'The Meeting Place' statue stands beneath the St Pancras station clock - London
Mission complete! North Korea to London by train.
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