S: POLAND, JUNE 2011
BC: The End
FC: JUNE 2011 | POLAND
1: During our trip to Poland, we visited Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, and Wieliczka Salt Mine. The first couple of days we spent in Warsaw and then we headed down south.
2: Warsaw's Nowy Swiat Street comprises part of the Royal Route that runs from 17th-century royal residence at Wilanów to Warsaw's Royal Castle and Old Town. Today it's a trendy boulevard with shops, restaurants, and coffee houses.
4: The monument of Nicolaus Copernicus along the Nowy Swiat Street.
6: Warsaw's Old Town is the oldest historic district of the city and dates back to 13th century.
19: Lazienki Królewskie is a park and palace complex developed in 17th century for king Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Located in the center of Warsaw, the park offers a perfect escape from crowds and traffic of downtown Warsaw.
23: Palace of Culture and Science was built in the 1950s and was a "gift" from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland, Nowadays it serves as an exhibition center and office complex.
24: The Monument of the Unknown Soldier.
25: Palm tree in the center of Warsaw.
26: Wawel Hill in Krakow is overflowing with Polish history and culture.
27: From the 11th century, Poland's monarchs took up their residence here in the Royal Castle. They were both crowned and buried in the Wawel Cathedral. After regaining independence in 1918, Polish national heroes have also been laid to rest on the Wawel Hill.
32: Krakow's medieval Old Town is among the first sites chosen for the Unesco's World Heritage List.
33: Saint Mary's Basilica in Krakow's Old Town.
34: Saint Mary's Basilica dates back to 13th century and is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
36: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
41: The mine continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world's oldest operating salt mines. The mine's attractions for tourists include dozens of statues and an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners.
43: Is it really salt?