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Some Catch Up

Nov. 1, 2016, 15:13 Frombork time, 10:13 NY time. Frombork, Poland

Back to blogging. We were at Wolf’s Lair in the Prussian forest for a few days, and our hotel had little to no internet, so that is why the lapse in posts.

At the Baltic Sea, Frombork, Poland

At the Baltic Sea, Frombork, Poland

I feel really proud of ourselves. We’ve gotten off the usual American tourist trail and  are way up in the  northeast of Poland, on the Baltic Sea, and about 11.6 miles from the Russian border. Of course this still is a tourist area, but more frequented by Europeans than Americans. Frombork seems to be a summer town, and here we are, very off-season. But still, I feel quite adventurous to be here today.

To play a little catch up I’ll show you some pictures I said I would in an earlier post. Remember I said Warsaw’s architecture is now quite a mix? The shot below shows you a typical baroque-era building in the front of the photo, the Soviet-era Palace of Culture and Science on the back left, and some ultra-modern buildings on the right. A closer up shot of that striped building with that funky triangle side is below too. A funny thing about the Palace of Culture and Science is that it was Stalin’s “gift” to post-war Warsaw.  According to Rick Steves, the Polish people call it “Stalin’s Prick.”

Buildings, Warsaw

Buildings, Warsaw

Warsaw Buildings Close-up

Warsaw Buildings Close-up

I told you in one of the posts that we were going to visit Marie Curie’s childhood home we certainly did. Madam Curie was a woman of both romance and great accomplishment when women’s roles in life were rather limited. She was quite a heroine to me as I grew up.   We found her home on a charming, quiet, cobblestone street and it is now a simple museum exhibiting a few artifacts and many photos of her life. We were surprised to see that one of the photos is of Mme. Curie walking to the 1929 dedication of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. We thought that was really cool!

Marie Curie Home & Museum

Marie Curie Home & Museum

Bust, Marie Curie Museum

Bust, Marie Curie Museum

Replica of Marie Curie's Paris Workshop

Replica of Marie Curie’s Paris Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mme. Curie at St. Lawrence University, 1929

Mme. Curie at St. Lawrence University, 1929

I’ll end this post with a few other shots around Warsaw, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Saxon Gardens, and the Little Upriser Monument. One year after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the residents of Greater Warsaw rose against the Nazi occupiers as well. The statue you see here honors the littlest fighters, mostly Boy Scouts, who served as runners for the resistance.

The Little Upriser, Warsaw

The Little Upriser, Warsaw

Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Warsaw, Poland

Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Warsaw, Poland

Saxon Garden, Warsaw, Poland

Saxon Garden, Warsaw, Poland

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1 Comment

  1. I thought I remember when I went to St Lawrence hearing about her being there. So very cool!!

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