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 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.
Center of Warsaw near the Palace of Culture and Science
Courtyards in the city center
Looks like gzhel
Funny building inside, I don’t know
Disabled seats are most often free.
Contrast. Shabby pillar and mirror skyscraper
Embankment looks very different, natural shore
And then there is even a seagull, cool!
The sidewalks are framed with tiles for the blind.
Mokotuva field. Warsaw.
A house braided with a bind looks very different
Polish apples can be bought just on the street
The same letter M, only cheaper in a hundred krat Moscow, because not Lebedev painted
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 house like this
Flowers on the windowsills ubiquitous phenomenon
I love foliage on the streets
Chernyakovskaya street, view of the area
Balconies, as in our Khrushchev
In the sleeping area, asphalt is not always good
Not central areas not always cute
The playgrounds are quite scarce and not every yard.
Separate garbage collection
Alcohol is sold in the evenings too, and shops are specially are marked
Square parallelepiped architecture
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
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.
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.
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
Near the metro Polytechnic
Metro in Warsaw
The whole center in the bike lanes, and not only the center
Bicycle rentals are scattered throughout the city.
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