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Poland : Warsaw to Wroclaw July 2011 Stewart
Bialowieza, east of Warsaw, A house with its storks. The town is the hq for the Bialowieski National Park, where the European Bison herds are.
Bielowieza. Built in 1845 as an administrative headquarters for the Governor of Grodno, it hosted the Russian Tsar Alexander II on a hunting trip in 1860
Wolf European Bison Show Reserve
Zubron Attempts have been made to interbreed bison and domestic cattle. It results in very large animals, but breeding is difficult and fertility is low.
Konik horses, Bison show park, near Bialowieza. Attempts have been made to breed these semi-feral Polish horses back to the extinct Tarpan horse, which grazed in marshlands.
Biebrza marshes, and National Park, near Goniadz, NE Poland Boats on the Biebrza River.
Wood man, Goniadz
Pine forest floor, around the Biebrza marshes.
On the short walk through the band of forest to the marsh, the mozzies are fearsome
The vast Biebrza marshes
Biebrza national park, near where the Narew River joins the Biebrza.
The Biebrza River with the swamp beyond. Near Burzyn.
The Biebrza River near Burzyn
All the money went on the fence Fences are often colourful. Even chain link fences are painted in many colours
Gdansk, the Big Mill (Wielki Mlyn)
The big mill, interior
Market hall, Gdansk Built on the site of a Dominican monastery in the late 19 th century, it was refurbished as a shopping centre in 2005
Interior of the Market Hall
Gdansk Just along from the Market Hall, a small reminder of the immediate post-Communist era, when Poles sold personal effects to live.
House frontages in Swietego Ducha street, Gdansk The tower of Notre Dame Basilica is behind
Fountains at the corner of Grobla I and Swietego Ducha streets, opp. The Royal Chapel
Interior of Notre Dame Basilica The largest brick church in Europe
Pirate party ship on the Motlawa River, Gdansk. The building behind is across the Tjelony bridge from the Green Gate, at the corner of Stagiewna and Chmielna Sts
The Long Quai, Dlugie Pobrzeze, on the Motlawa River At the far end is medieval Europes largest crane, which is capable of lifting two tonnes.
Streetscape, Gdansk. Buildings on Dlugi Targ. Building at right is the Radisson Blu Hotel, no. 19.
Streetscapes, Gdansk Buildings on Dlugi Targ. Right is the golden house, no. 41, built
Houses on Dlugi Targ, Gdansk
Houses on the Royal Way, Dlugi Targ. The golden gate is just visible at right
Beach and pier at Sopot Sopot is Gdansks beach resort. At just over half a kilometre long, the pier is the longest wooden pier in Europe.
Torun. Artus House on the Old Market Square Seat of various Brotherhoods of the Bench, associated with the Teutonic Order. Primarily social, they followed ideologies associated with King Arthur (Artus). The present building was constructed in 1891.
New organ in Church of the Holy Spirit, Torun
The frog fountain, old market square, Torun
Copernicus house, Torun
Houses in Torun
Rynek, Wroclaw (pron. Rotsuave, Breslau in German) Frontages on the huge central market place
Ratusz or Town Hall In ornate late Gothic style, it was developed over 250 years up till 1560.
House of the Seven Electors, Market Square. No. 8, Rynek. Na Sprzedaz means for sale.
Fly on the wall Fly with stained glass wings on shop front in Kuznicza St, Wroclaw
Aula Leopoldina, University of Wroclaw Thesis hall
View from the tower, University of Wroclaw The statue is one of four representing the faculties of the University, Law