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Warszawa (w pronounced v) - Warsaw

This is a personal gallery of basic pics (for excellent anthology see http://www.pbase.com/smok53/warsaw_poland_photography & 'artistic' ones see http://www.pbase.com/michalski/warsaw&page=3). Taken in 2001 on my first return to my birthplace since 1946.

"..cities were moods, emotional states, for the most part collective distortions, where human beings thrived and suffered,where they invested their souls in pains and pleasures, taking these pleasures and pains as proof of reality"- Saul Bellow

1945 pics from 1983 book of Sempolinski's contemporary photos; I was lucky enough to find one, there are 3 more on abe today

Geotagged gallery - click 'view map' below image & it should come up with sattelite pic nice and large
Krakowskie Przedmiescie - my grandfather lived just round the corner
Krakowskie Przedmiescie - my grandfather lived just round the corner
Ogrod Saski - where I dare say my parents did their courting as many more do now
Ogrod Saski - where I dare say my parents did their courting as many more do now
The rebuilt Rynek Starego Miasta
The rebuilt Rynek Starego Miasta
Rynek Starego Miasta winter 1945 when we had all got thrown out after the Uprising for some further destruction to take place
Rynek Starego Miasta winter 1945 when we had all got thrown out after the Uprising for some further destruction to take place
Rynek - restored as the centre of carefree enjoyment for all
Rynek - restored as the centre of carefree enjoyment for all
Site of my fathers house in 1945; heavier than average destruction opposite the telephone exchange, one of the fiercest fights
Site of my fathers house in 1945; heavier than average destruction opposite the telephone exchange, one of the fiercest fights
a fellow survivor with ad hoc repairs
a fellow survivor with ad hoc repairs
monument to the uprising of 1944 when the freedom fighters took on the German army expecting the Russians to arrive within days.
monument to the uprising of 1944 when the freedom fighters took on the German army expecting the Russians to arrive within days.
..they took 4 1/2 months, huh... - ribbons are still placed here and around the city on anniversaries
..they took 4 1/2 months, huh... - ribbons are still placed here and around the city on anniversaries
Peace - the River Narew a few miles to the north
Peace - the River Narew a few miles to the north