Outside of the city’s rebuilt squares and modern infrastructure, the old buildings unfold in rows of nearly identical silhouettes, their vibrant colors and the smallest of details setting each apart.
Warsaw’s historic landmarks, from the Royal Castle to the whole of Old Town Market Square, maintain the details of the buildings’ original time period even though many were destroyed during the war and had to be rebuilt (some as recently as the 1970s).
The parks and gardens provide a beautiful (though more beautiful when the trees are all in bloom) and calm escape from the busy city center and the hundreds of tourists in the historic districts. They range from wild streams and woods to pristine landscaping and sculptures, but the atmosphere remains the same.
– M. Ray Hall