Photo walk in Warsaw – downtown and not central areas

To escape from the financial theme, I decided to post a little autumn photos of Warsaw, as well as some of my impressions of the city. Still, we live here for 2 months — the very first impressions from the literal first days, I already laid out. I hurry say that during this time did not come any disappointments. Despite some dullness and simplicity, Warsaw is pretty live comfortably. Perhaps boring and not bright to the eye, but with a small as a child, when life takes most of the time and is needed comfort, the most it.

The content of the article

  • 1 Center of Warsaw
  • 2 Not central areas
  • 3 People
  • 4 Transportation

Warsaw Center

Warsaw in the center is much more civilized and neat than its suburbs, but in general, quite mundane – houses, avenues, shop windows shops and large shopping centers. Periodically urban jungle interspersed with squares and parks (read about a very cool park Lazienki). Impressions remained smooth, walked, wandered, pleasantly. I Now I’m not talking about the old city, which consists of old buildings, there is more color.

The center of Warsaw near the Palace of Culture and ScienceThe center of Warsaw near the Palace of Culture and Science

Center of Warsaw near the Palace of Culture and Science

Just a streetJust a street

Just street

Courtyards in the city centerCourtyards in the city center

Courtyards in the city center

Looks like gzhelLooks like gzhel

Looks like gzhel

Funny building inside, I don't knowFunny building inside, I don't know

Funny building inside, I don’t know

Places for people with disabilities are often freePlaces for the disabled most often free

Disabled seats are most often free.

Contrast. Shabby pillar and mirrored skyscraperContrast. Shabby pillar and mirrored skyscraper

Contrast. Shabby pillar and mirror skyscraper

The embankment looks very different, the coast is naturalThe embankment looks very different, the coast is natural

Embankment looks very different, natural shore

And even then there are seagulls, cool!And even then there are seagulls, cool!

And then there is even a seagull, cool!

The sidewalks are framed with tiles for the blindThe sidewalks are framed with tiles for the blind

The sidewalks are framed with tiles for the blind.

Mokotuwska field. Warsaw.Mokotuwska field. Warsaw.

Mokotuva field. Warsaw.

A house braided with a bind looks completely different.A house braided with a bind looks completely different.

A house braided with a bind looks very different

Polish apples can be bought just on the streetPolish apples can be bought just on the street

Polish apples can be bought just on the street

The same letter M, only cheaper in a hundred krat Moscow, because Lebedev did not drawThe same letter M, only cheaper in a hundred krat Moscow, because Lebedev did not draw

The same letter M, only cheaper in a hundred krat Moscow, because not Lebedev painted

A corner in the center of WarsawA corner in the center of Warsaw

A corner in the center of Warsaw

Not central areas

I still cannot formulate words with my impression about Warsaw. It seems like a scary architecture, like garbage, but with There are some cozy European-style ones here. I.e go, go, think, well, everything is even worse than in our Moscow Butovo – gray buildings, paper rolls, dog poop on to the sidewalk— And then once a house with a tiled roof appeared before eyes, or thuja growing near the most ordinary entrance, or flower pots on windowsills (outside!). Immediately think, not, not Moscow never. Here’s how to explain it, that it is both beautiful and ugly at the same time within the same street.

An ordinary such residential houseAn ordinary such residential house

An ordinary house like this

Flowers on the windowsills ubiquitous phenomenonFlowers on the windowsills ubiquitous phenomenon

Flowers on the windowsills ubiquitous phenomenon

I love foliage on the streetsI love foliage on the streets

I love foliage on the streets

Chernyakovskaya street, view of the regionChernyakovskaya street, view of the region

Chernyakovskaya street, view of the area

Balconies, as in our KhrushchevBalconies, as in our Khrushchev

Balconies, as in our Khrushchev

In the sleeping area, asphalt is not always goodIn the sleeping area, asphalt is not always good

In the sleeping area, asphalt is not always good

In not central areas not always cuteIn not central areas not always cute

Not central areas not always cute

The playgrounds are quite scarce and not in every yardThe playgrounds are quite scarce and not in every yard

The playgrounds are quite scarce and not every yard.

Separate garbage collectionSeparate garbage collection

Separate garbage collection

Alcohol is sold in the evenings too, and the stores are specially markedAlcohol is sold in the evenings too, and the stores are specially marked

Alcohol is sold in the evenings too, and shops are specially are marked

Square-parallelepiped architectureSquare-parallelepiped architecture

Square parallelepiped architecture

People

Somehow people are different, apparently I mean. Looser what style of clothes they have, or clothes a little different. And me it seemed easier to dress, especially for women, but when This is stylish and well maintained. Even the homeless and those look decent, not pay attention until you get close and the smell reaches your nostrils Upset that many smokers on the streets and on bus stops, and drunk meet, which are exactly the same, like ours :)

People on the streets :)People on the streets :)

People on the streets :)

Tram stop near the city centerTram stop near the city center

Tram stop near the city center

Many people speak English, oh, how convenient it is. I wonder if we have such an experiment, how many Can saleswomen have a couple of words? And sometimes bad, but all say equally, in pharmacies, small shops, in supermarkets. AT In extreme cases, you can try in Russian. Ukrainians are generally easy the words must be partially overlap. I remember when I went to the store for the first time, I immediately understood everything, even reading labels more or less, which cannot be said about Slovakia, in general, the language is different.

The inscriptions are readable even without knowing the languageThe inscriptions are readable even without knowing the language

Inscriptions are readable even without knowledge of the language.

With darkness, many areas freeze, at 19 o’clock you walk and it’s as if already 12 nights. Very unusual. In the heart of the city, of course, not at all, but even there by 21 o’clock there are almost no people.

Transport

Loved the public transport and, above all, buses. Fast, often convenient routes, clearly schedule, half the city in 20 minutes you can drive. I am silent about the fact that you can buy a ticket inside by credit card is very conveniently. And with the transport application jakdojade, you can forget about the problem of moving, turned on on the phone and in a minute you know what bus / metro / tram needed, where is it, how many he will arrive and when he arrives at the destination. For the tourist thing! There is only one minus with buses – drivers, as if carrying firewood, break sharply and start abruptly.

Well, of course, it’s cool when there are bike lanes in the city. AT center, they are clearly marked, regulated by traffic lights, and on the outskirts no longer so noticeable. There are a lot of people on bicycles, which is also great

Trams in Warsaw, there are old onesTrams in Warsaw, there are old ones

Trams in Warsaw, there are old

Near the metro PolytechnicNear the metro Polytechnic

Near the metro Polytechnic

Metro in WarsawMetro in Warsaw

Metro in Warsaw

The whole center in the bike lanes, and not only the centerThe whole center in the bike lanes, and not only the center

The whole center in the bike lanes, and not only the center

Bicycle rentals are scattered throughout the cityBicycle rentals are scattered throughout the city

Bicycle rentals are scattered throughout the city.

Life hacking 1 – how to buy a good insurance

Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

Insurance Rating

Life hacking 2 – how to find a hotel 20% cheaper

First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

Discount hotels

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